Wednesday 30 September 2015
Welcome to the newest students on the football courses.
New students off to Premier League start
Solent University's football studies and football studies and business students were thrust straight into the heart of the action during their induction to their degree courses this week. More than 200 first year students visited Southampton FC where club staff talked to them about employment opportunities. Given the University's excellent track-record of supplying well-qualified staff to Premier League clubs, Southampton were keen to try and recruit the best of the bunch, offering employment to suitably qualified coaches that would fit alongside their academic studies. Additionally, the students were given all-access tours of the club's state-of-the-art St Mary's Stadium. Discussing the visit, course leader and LMCFR director, Dr. Richard Elliott commented: "This is a fantastic opportunity for our new students. Not only do they get to see and hear about the inner workings of a Premier League football club, they are also presented with the opportunity to secure employment before they even set foot in a lecture theatre. This clearly speaks volumes about our relationship with Southampton FC and our reputation in the professional game more broadly."