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Information for parents

We’re looking forward to your son/daughter joining us. Starting university is an exciting time for any young person. But we understand that it’s also a big change and can be a challenging period for both parents and new students.

Solent University offers students a rewarding learning experience in a vibrant city centre campus. Award-winning teaching, personalised guidance, and industry-led curriculums in a caring and supportive environment ensure that our students graduate with the skills and confidence they need to be ready for anything.

Key dates for 2023/24

See our academic calendar for key dates, including term dates, and exam periods.

See also fee payment deadlines

A guide to starting at Solent

To help make the process of becoming a student at Solent as easy and worry-free as possible for both you and your child, we’ve created this guide to help with the transition.

Before your son/daughter arrives at Solent, there are a few things that need to be considered or done:

  • Pre-registration. Your son/daughter should have received an email containing a user name and password to access and complete pre-registration online. This also allows them to activate their IT account and University email address, as well as upload a photo for campus cards. This should ideally be completed by 15 September.
  • Welcome Week timetable. This can be found on Solent Online Learning (accessed using user name and password, as above). This individual Welcome Week timetable gives information on what they’ll be doing and where in their first week.
  • Apply for accommodation. Students who have chosen Solent as their first choice university receive an email from our accommodation team which tells them how to apply online for accommodation in University residences. Find out more about applying for accommodation.
  • Tuition fees. Be aware of how much the tuition fees are for their course, and when and how to pay them. Find out more.