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Solent University is proud to have received a number of awards and recognitions related to our teaching, facilities and student experience. Here, we highlight our most recent achievements.

TEF Silver

The Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) was introduced by Government to assess and recognise teaching excellence in higher education, in order to better inform students’ choices about what and where to study.

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QS World University Rankings

In January 2017 we became part of the QS World University Rankings. Launched in 2010, the rankings highlight over 900 of the top universities in the world and aim to help prospective students make informed comparisons of leading universities based on a number of comparative areas, including: teaching, employability, research, internationalisation, learning environment and facilities.

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Times Higher Education Most Improved Student Experience Award

In 2015 the University won the Most Improved Student Experience Award at the Times Higher Education Awards. The award is based on student votes from the Time Higher Education's Student Experience Survey, where up to 20,000 students are polled by a specialist student market research agency to rate academic reputation, teaching, social life and facilities of their universities.

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Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) regional PRide Community Relations award

In November 2017 Solent’s Showcase Gallery’s Small Faces Exhibition won the CIPR  regional PRide Community Relations award. The exhibition saw over 7,000 postcard sized self-portraits drawn by people of all ages and walks of life – from 2 to 92 – and every submission was displayed. 

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Magna Charta Universitatum

In August 2018 we joined the ranks of the Magna Charta Universitatum signatories, a group of 800 universities from 86 countries which value academic freedom and institutional autonomy as a guideline for good governance. The document aims to ‘celebrate the deepest values of University traditions and to encourage strong bonds among European Universities’. It also focuses on four fundamental principles – fully supported by the University – such as bringing teaching in line with the demands of society.

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