Tuesday 24 May 2016
Recent reports by the new all-party parliamentary group for international students stated that the UK is losing its share of students from around the world.
Here at Solent, we have a mix of local, EU and international students studying an array of subjects. To reinforce our commitment to international students, we recently invited recruitment representatives from the UK and Europe to visit the University and learn more about what we do.
Fifteen different organisations were represented at the event, which was jointly run by Southampton Solent University and the University of Southampton.
“We have a large international community here at Solent, which gives both home and international/EU students a number of benefits; interacting with different cultures, languages and customs helps prepare our students for an increasingly global society,” says Professor Mike Wilkinson, Solent’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement).
“This event was a great opportunity to show what we can offer international students if they choose Solent, and the wide number of opportunities they can take part in while here.
“Our new strategy highlights the importance of internationalisation, and how even UK graduates who work in the immediate Southampton area will be impacted by global corporations and businesses offshore thanks to the internet and the transaction capabilities it offers.”
The day started with finding out about some of the courses offered by Solent’s six schools, and about the new study abroad programme. They were then offered a tour of the facilities by Student Ambassadors, allowing them to see the University from a students’-eye-view and ask what it was really like to study at Solent.
Find out more about the support the University offers international students.