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The Retail Solent initiative

Re:So is Solent University’s retail initiative, showcasing student and graduate talents across a range of creative disciplines. Our creative students and graduates can use the store as a platform to sell their creations in the campus store or online, gain work experience, or take up mentoring opportunities to help boost their skills and experience.

The initiative derives from the University’s work-based learning modules, providing students with the experience of applying for a placement or job, being interviewed, and ultimately working in roles such as merchandising, social media, marketing, and product photography. Students also get the experience of working as a team on pop-up and community events.

What our students do

Here, we share profiles from our students showing real roles they've undertaken to help their development.

About the role

These full-time roles allow the graduate interns to learn how to run all aspects of the business and bring their own specialisms or interests to the role.  

What our students say

The graduate role is a varied one, one day you’re merchandising the store and the next you’re running a stall at an event. Re:So has taught me to think on my feet, have confidence in myself and my capabilities, and to work effectively as an individual or as a leader of a small team. I have been able to use existing skills like graphic design, editing, and social media marketing, and develop them in my role, as well as share this knowledge with other students.

It’s a very rewarding job - seeing the variety of creatives all trying to make a name for themselves and their first step being Re:So.

Shyanne Sealey taking a selfie with a shop dummy

Shyanne Searley

Visual Communication


Products in store and online

Re:So sells products in the the campus-based store, at Southampton City Art Gallery's shop, and online through Etsy and Teemill.

Etsy and Teemill products from academically-linked teaching, using Re:So as the client for the outcomes the students produce.

We sell a selection of ranges, including art prints, fashion accessories, home and lifestyle products, and greetings cards.

We partner with Teemill to print-to-order and ship our customisable clothing and other items to you.

Did you know all our Re:So tees and jumpers are designed to be sent back to Teemill when they are worn out? And the clever people at Teemill make new products out of these old ones! This is a contribution to the circular economy. Click the link below to visit the online store to choose your design and have it printed on any items you like.

  • Three mugs stacked on top of each other with continuous line art designs on them

    Continuous line art prints and home accessories by Sisrcibbles

    Available in store

How you can get involved

  • A woman wearing a white t-shirt with black writing on the front

    Sell your work

    If you're a current Solent student or graduate and wish to sell your art or products through Re:So, contact us with a brief outline of what you would like to sell. Any products we sell are sold on a commission basis.

  • Two Re:So staff members with goods in a pop-up shop

    Work-based learning or volunteering roles

    We offer a variety of work-based learning roles for level 5 and 6 students who need to secure and complete a placement as part of their degree. Alternatively, if you have a proposal for a project you would like us to consider, contact us with an outline of your idea in the first instance.

  • Senior Lecturer, Lesley Taylor and two Re:So students with Gok Wan

    Working for us

    Graduate intern opportunities are advertised around May/June on the main Solent jobs page and are open to new or recent graduates of the University. There will be two available for 2024. We also sometimes have some part-time roles available which are advertised through Campus Jobs.

  • Follow us on social media

    Keep up to date with Re:So news, including new products, events, and pop-ups.

Please contact about any of these opportunities.