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Careers at sea

Open days

Interested in a career at sea? Our careers in maritime open days give you an insight into what a career in the maritime industry has to offer, and the training programmes to qualify as a ship's deck, engineer or electro-technical officer in the Merchant Navy and on superyachts.

You'll feel right at home at our friendly and welcoming campus where you can discover, and maybe even try out, our amazing maritime facilities, including our bridge simulators. You'll also be able to talk to and ask questions of course leaders and, just as importantly, current cadets about studying at Solent, as well as our accommodation, admissions and Student Hub teams.

We also know that some people can't attend an on-campus open day, or would feel more comfortable learning about Solent at home, which is why we're offering some events virtually, as well as our on-demand open day.

Our next careers at sea open day is on:

8 October 2022

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£50
Travel voucher

If you attend a physical open day and live outside the local authority of Southampton City Council, or have travelled from outside the UK, you can apply to receive an Amazon voucher towards the cost of travel to the event.

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Interested in a career at sea? Our careers in maritime open days give you an insight into what a career in the maritime industry has to offer, and the training programmes to qualify as a ship's deck, engineer or electro-technical officer in the Merchant Navy and on superyachts.

You'll feel right at home at our friendly and welcoming campus where you can discover, and maybe even try out, our amazing maritime facilities, including our bridge simulators. You'll also be able to talk to and ask questions of course leaders and, just as importantly, current cadets about studying at Solent, as well as our accommodation, admissions and Student Hub teams.

We also know that some people can't attend an on-campus open day, or would feel more comfortable learning about Solent at home, which is why we're offering some events virtually, as well as our on-demand open day.

Can't make it to an open day?

Why not attend a campus tour. You'll be guided around the campus by one of our student ambassadors and shown the main facilities. Please note, at this time we're unable to include the residences on the tour.

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On demand virtual open days

Overview

Our on-demand virtual open days have all the information you will find at an on-campus open day at the touch of a button. You'll be able to hear from our current cadets and student ambassadors about their experience of being a student at Solent, from studying, to student support, and living in Southampton.

You'll also be able to listen to pre-recorded course talks, hosted by the academic teams, that will give you an insight into your chosen course. We also have videos on student support and the student experience. And to complete the package - take a virtual tour of our campus and our excellent facilities, and see where you could be living on a virtual tour of our student accommodation.

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What you get

  • Introduction from a student ambassador
  • Welcome from our Vice-Chancellor
  • Campus tour
  • Accommodation tour
  • Recorded course sessions
  • Learn about the Solent student experience
  • Discover sport at Solent
  • Living in Southampton
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