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Friday 4 September 2015

Solent shortlisted for Times Higher Education Awards

Southampton Solent University has been shortlisted for a top award in the prestigious Times Higher Education Awards 2015.

The University, which is this year celebrating ten years of being awarded university status, has been announced as a finalist in the Most Improved Student Experience Category.

Up to 20,000 students were polled by student market research specialist YouthSight to rate the academic reputation, teaching, social life and facilities of their institutions.

Southampton Solent will be competing against Canterbury Christ Church University, University of Chester, University of Derby and University of Gloucester for the top accolade.

Vice-Chancellor Graham Baldwin says: “We are delighted to be nominated in this category. Southampton Solent’s approach has always been creative, inclusive and student-focussed, putting students at the heart of all that we do and it’s great to see the hard work and commitment of our staff recognised in this way by the students themselves.”

“We have ambitious plans for the future in which we want to offer an outstanding student experience that is characterised by the highest quality engagement, intellectual challenge and facilities. We offer an all-round experience that enhances our students’ career and life prospects.”

Widely recognised at the ‘Oscars’ of the higher education sector, the Times Higher Education Awards attract hundreds of entries every year. They showcase the talent, dedication and innovation of individuals and teams across all aspects of university life.

The winners will be announced at an award ceremony on Thursday November 26 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

No stranger to the Times Higher Education Awards, Solent won the Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community in 2010.