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Solent University, is launching a new partnership with global creative technology company Adobe that will give students the opportunity to bring their studies to life, enhance their digital skills and gain an edge in the modern workplace.

20th January 2022
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Today (Thursday 20 January 2022), Solent University, Southampton is launching a new partnership with global creative technology company Adobe that will give students the opportunity to bring their studies to life, enhance their digital skills and gain an edge in the modern workplace.

By becoming an Adobe Creative Campus – only the second one in the UK – all Solent students and staff will have access to the entire collection of industry-leading software within Adobe Creative Cloud - including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Premier Pro.

To further support students with their learning by fostering digital literacy, access and equity they will be able to access the applications on their own devices as well as on campus.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Karen Stanton, says, "By extending the engagement of Adobe applications and tools, courses will be transformed and creative digital communication skills will be enhanced for all students. This will be the keystone of our approach to digital literacy and our learning and teaching strategy over the coming years.”

“This valuable partnership will enhance our work on ensuring successful outcomes for our students and graduates. It will also help us drive forward our innovative Transformation Academy by improving our approach to blended learning, digital skills and our real world, inclusive and sustainable curricula at Solent”, she adds.

As part of the Creative Campus program, Adobe will provide Solent University with direct support to help drive change to teaching and learning through technology and enable all students to make the most out of their access to Creative Cloud.

Roger Emery, Head of Learning Technologies, says, “The coming months will see a comprehensive range of events, training and workshops to support students to enhance their digital capabilities and staff embed Adobe tools in their curriculum.”

“And it’s not just for creative courses. All students will find themselves needing to create posters, presentations, infographics, social media content or edit short videos in their future job roles.”, he adds.

By becoming an Adobe Creative Campus, Solent will join a select group of universities that are driving the future of digital literacy within the global higher education community by sharing knowledge, experience, and best practice to help ensure student success.

Mark Andrews, Pedagogical Evangelist at Adobe EMEA, says “Our partnership with Solent University is moving from strength to strength. By working together to develop transformative learning experiences and pedagogy, we will help nurture the next generation of work-ready, world-ready and future-ready learners. Becoming an Adobe Creative Campus is recognition for Solent University’s commitment to future learning and means they can further empower students to build the digital and creative skills that will help them succeed in the digital world and future workplace.”