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The results are in! We conducted our alumni survey in October 2020 - over 1000 alumni completed the survey and we're pleased to share the key findings with you.

13th January 2021

To support our new strategy, in October 2020 our alumni survey went live for five weeks. During this time over 1000 alumni completed the survey, from graduation years spanning 1965 to 2020, to tell us how they view Solent and our reputation.

We created this survey to get a better understanding of what our alumni need and want from the University, and their alumni community. We also wanted to see how alumni view what is currently being offered (for example our communications, social media and opportunities to get involved). This survey was also an opportunity for alumni to suggest new and different ways of doing things.

We have now analysed the results and can share the key findings with you.

The survey showed that alumni were proud of their connection with Solent (average response rate was 7.7/10) and are likely to recommend the University to friends or family (average response rate was 7.8/10). Alumni overall impression of the University was positive (average response rate was 7.7/10).

The survey results also provide other interesting insights including 77% of alumni would like to be more connected to the University and 54% of alumni would like to support Solent students and the alumni community through volunteering.

View the survey results

Looking forward

Thank you to alumni who completed the survey. The results provided us with plenty of rich information that we will continue to analyse as we look at our programming in the years ahead.

Some alumni also indicated in the survey they were not aware of the benefits currently available to them. Find out more about alumni benefits including careers advice for life and postgraduate study discount.

Alumni don't forget to connect with us and follow us on social media, to keep up to date with the latest news and opportunities to get involved.