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We are delighted to invite our alumni, former staff, current staff, students and industry professionals to Solent for an evening to celebrate 30 years of outdoor programmes at the University.

When the courses started in the late 1980s they covered watersports and leisure management. Since then the programmes have evolved and diversified to respond to this exciting, dynamic and fast-paced industry.

Solent's well-established BA (Hons) Adventure and Outdoor Management degree (with 100% National Student Survey satisfaction) now covers careers in adventure tourism, extreme sports and outdoor learning, and health and wellbeing. Our most recent statistics show that over 85% of our graduates secured professional management positions within six months of graduation.

Programme of events

4.30-5pm
Optional campus tours

5.30-6.15pm
Arrival and networking

6.15-6.30pm
Welcome and celebration of Solent's outdoor programmes

6.30-7.10pm
Alumni showcase

7.10-7.30pm
Industry guest speaker

7.30-7.50pm
Academic guest speaker

7.50-8.15pm
Panel discussion with industry experts and closing remarks

Speakers will be announced over the coming weeks.

Please note, the schedule is subject to change

Tell your friends and academics

We can help make your day even more special by contacting fellow alumni and academics to let them know you're attending so they can join you. Get in touch with their name, subject and graduating year (if an alum) of those you would like to notify.

Share your Solent memories

We will be putting together an exhibition of photos and memories to celebrate 30 years of outdoor programmes at Solent University. If you have anything you wish to share from your time at University, we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch.

Support our next generation of students

Celebrate 30 years of outdoor programmes and enable more students to follow in your footsteps at Solent by donating to support our Local Student Bursary Scheme. This year we are awarding 17 bursaries to disadvantaged students from our local community, which will have a transformative effect on their lives. However, the need for this bursary is great - for every one Local Student Bursary available, over four students applied, meaning many students are now without the support of this essential bursary.

Volunteer at our careers fair

As part of the celebrations, we are hosting an exclusive schools/colleges adventure/outdoor and travel-themed Discovery Day and careers fair during the day, from 11.30am-4pm. If you would like to attend and host a stall on behalf of your company, please get in touch.

Register now