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The University is organised into faculties and a range of professional services, providing everything from academic and admin support to library services and sports provision.

Faculty of Creative Industries, Architecture and Engineering

This faculty is a thriving creative hub with a portfolio of courses including illustration, fine art, photography, interior decoration, graphics, make-up,engineering, architectural technology and construction.

Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies

This faculty delivers an extensive portfolio of courses including business management, accounting and finance, law, journalism, marketing, computing broadcasting, film production, game design and acoustic technologies. The faculty also contains the Solent Law School and the Solent Business School.

Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Sciences

The faculty offers a range of accredited undergraduate degrees, top-ups, foundation years and master's programmes. Course areas include sports coaching, personal training, sport science, psychology, nursing and healthcare, and social work.

Warsash Maritime School

Warsash Maritime School is the only maritime training centre of its kind in the world. The School offers professional accredited deck, engineering, maritime and offshore safety training courses from entry level to senior seafarers.

Our professional services

Corporate Project Management Office (CPMO) - Responsible for helping the University deliver successful programmes of work by managing major new project requests and providing business analysis and project practices to deliver successful project outcomes.

Estates and Facilities (E&F) - Responsible for providing and maintaining the University’s estate and buildings, as well as providing a wide range of support functions that underpin and support academic activities, including accommodation and conference services.

External Relations (ER) - Responsible for marketing and digital (including University websites), public relations and communications, UK student recruitment, and admissions and enrolment, as well as alumni and development.

Finance Service (FS) - Responsible for core finance functions including procurement, liaison with funding councils and other regulatory bodies, student number planning, accounts payable, provision of management information and compliance with data / information requirements.

Library and Learning Service (FS) - Provides resources, services and expertise to support the University's students and staff in learning, research and teaching.

People and Development (P&D) - Responsible for recruitment and appointments, ensuring the University fulfils its obligations as an employer, and developing and maintaining a working environment that supports the contribution of all University employees.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) - Responsible for the management and maintenance of the core IT infrastructure of the University.

International Office (IO) - Responsible for the development of international partnerships, EU and overseas student recruitment, and championing internationalisation across the University.

Policy, Governance and Information (PGI) - Responsible for the University's academic policies and procedures and student experience.

Quality Management (QM) - Responsible for development and implementation of the University's academic quality assurance frameworks for taught educational provision.

Research, Innovation and Enterprise (RIE) - Responsible for developing and supporting research, innovation and knowledge exchange across the University and with external research partners and stakeholders.

Solent Learning and Teaching Institute (SLTI) - Responsible for developing and supporting learning technologies, and managing the library and learning services.

Solent Sport (SS) - Responsible for delivering competitive and recreational sport, supporting elite athletes, managing coach education, running the community coaching programme, and the management and operation of facilities.

Solent Students' Union (SU) - Provides advice and support for Solent students, and offers a voice for students in helping shape the University's policies and the overall student experience.

Specialist Facilities (SF) - Responsible for managing the University's specialist facilities for staff and student use, as well as timetabling and room management.

Strategy Development, Policy and Information Unit (SDPIU) - Responsible for providing detailed and authoritative information to guide the development of university policy, practice and strategic planning.

Student Experience (SE) - Responsible for providing students access to all the information and support they may need during their time at University.

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