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Explore life at Solent

Following the UK Government's advice, we've postponed our open day events for a while. But don't worry! We can still give you a taste of student life at Solent University.

Based in the stunning city of Southampton, Solent University is home to a global community of students from all walks of life. We've got award winning teaching, first class facilities, and strong industry links, making sure that we'll get you ready for employment with the skills employers are looking for.

Our diverse range of courses focus on interdisciplinary learning, meaning you'll work with students from across the University. We have a wide range of support available to make sure that you're supported and looked after during your time here. And that's just the start...

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With 16 different subject areas to explore, you're bound to find a course to suit you. We've recently reviewed all of our courses to make sure they reflect our real-world curriculum. 

Our courses are unique, creative and reflect the ever changing world.

Make sure you explore our range today! And if you can't decide, you can use our course compare tool!

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Help with applying for uni

52 Things To Do

Weekly activities, challenges, and guides to help you get ready for university, from now until freshers’ week. Picking a course, paying for uni, registration and applications, moving in – we’ll be with you every step of the way.

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How to apply

Find out how to apply for a course here at Solent University and get tips on UCAS, student finance and the enrolment process.

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Home is where the heart is

There's a range of accommodation for you to stay in during your time at Solent - choose from en-suite or non en-suite rooms in our halls of residence. 

Our accommodation team are here to help support you while you stay with us. They put on regular events and are a point of contact if you need any help.

All our halls of residence are just a short walk to our campus too, so no need for a bus pass! They're also located close to each other, creating a real community feel for our students.

All the residences are self-catered with fully equipped kitchens, laundry facilities, common rooms and access to WiFi.

Our halls

Our campus is in the heart of the city centre, which means you're in walking distance from a range of bars, pubs, restaurants, shops, cinemas, and more!

Not only is there tons of stuff to do on your doorstep, we're just a short journey away from London, Bournemouth, Winchester, and The New Forest, and a short ferry ride from the Isle of Wight.

If you love a bit of live music, you're in for a treat. Southampton is home to fantastic live music venues, including the O2 Guildhall, which is a regular stop for nationwide tours, and independent venues that showcase up-and-coming bands.

And if the arts are your thing, Southampton is home to a range of theatres, art galleries (including our own Solent Showcase) and arts and heritage venues.

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Our fantastic facilities

Explore the range of first-class facilities here at Solent University. During your studies, we'll make sure you have access to excellent learning resources.

Our facilities

Student enterprises

At Solent we want you to get real-world experience. So we have a range of student-run enterprises to give you the skills you need to succeed.

Our enterprises

Student support

Coming to university is a big change, and you may be worried about it. We offer a range of support to our students through our experienced team in the Student Hub. Here's just a few of the things our trained staff can help support you with:

  • Mental health support
  • Wellbeing support
  • Study skills
  • Disability support
  • Financial support and guidance
  • Support for international students
  • Careers advice

Find out more about the support on offer for our students at Solent.

Student support

Sport at Solent

Solent Sports Complex

Opened in May 2019 as part of a £100 million campus redevelopment, the Solent Sports Complex brings state-of-the-art health, fitness and wellbeing equipment to Solent University students.

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Team Solent

With over 30 different teams and clubs for you to join, you're bound to find a sport you enjoy. From American football to volleyball, you can become a part of Team Solent.

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