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Friday 5 December 2014

Which? voted Solent as one of the top creative unis in the UK!

For the second year running, Southampton Solent University has been voted one of the top creative universities by students in the Which? University Student Survey 2014.

Based on the views of more than 12,500 undergraduate students across the UK, Southampton Solent has been rated one of the top six creative universities in the country.

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“Professional staff, innovative programmes of study, incredible work opportunities and cutting-edge facilities make Solent one of the UK’s top creative industry providers,” says Vice-Chancellor, Professor Graham Baldwin.

“Coupled with a wealth of societies, strong links with the region’s arts and events scene and a city rich in culture, we have an excellent creative provision at Southampton Solent,” he continues.

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As in previous years, the survey asked students to rate their university on different extra-curricular aspects. Students gave their views on different extra-curricular aspects including, sport, creativity, politics, student union activities and local nightlife.

With regards to creativity, students were asked how big a role music, theatre, dance and visual arts play in their university life, and what arts societies, events and facilities were available at their place of study.

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Naomi Oiku, President of Solent University’s Students’ Union says, “We have a huge range of activities and opportunities for students. As well as fashion and sports societies we have a society for aspiring DJs and Sonar Media, which gives students the chance to have their own radio show, film their own TV series, screen the latest blockbuster movies or write a magazine.”

For more information about courses within the creative industries, take a look at ourcourse pages. To find out about the societies and events on offer at Southampton Solent University’s Students’ Union visit www.solentsu.co.uk


Note to the editor: Which? University is a free and independent website to help students make more informed decisions about higher education, featuring information on more than 30,000 courses and around 300 universities and colleges to search and compare.  It brings together facts and statistics from official sources, combined with real-life insight from students and the unbiased, expert analysis you’d expect from Which?.

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For further information contact the media office on 023 8201 3040 or email press.office@solent.ac.uk