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Our School of Business, Law and Communications discovery days give your year 12 students the opportunity to experience a variety of exciting careers in areas such as journalism, PR, marketing, law, criminology, tourism and finance. 

About the day

You and your students will be able to get hands-on with practical activities all aimed at providing an in-depth experience of some of the degrees we offer, as well as real-world experience of working in industry. Your students will also be able to speak to our industry professionals and see some of our fantastic facilities.

Lunch for students and staff is included.

How to book

Sessions run in the morning and afternoon across both days. Select which session(s) you would like to attend using our online booking form.

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If you have any questions, please contact Sophia Basi: sophia.basi@solent.ac.uk

Discovery day sessions

Online, on camera, on air?
Become a multimedia journalist in this hands-on session. Your students will receive expert training from real-life journalists to create their own stories for TV, radio and social media.

Fashion! Turn to the left
Experience a fashion shoot from make-up, to styling, to studio lighting and live images on screen. Your students will be styling and photographing models in a photo shoot, making sure they get THE image.

Discover your mojo
Your students will discover how they can use their smartphones to make the news and reach global audiences.

Air travel and tourism: Culinary tourism
Exploring the ethics, implications, destinations and impact of culinary tourism.

Events and festivals: What is culture?
Who gets to decide what is culture and how it is funded? This is your students' opportunity to provide their own definition of culture and decide how they think funding should be prioritised.

Crime scene investigation
Students get hands-on and in the line of duty as they plan their investigation and solve the crime.

Minute mooting - guilty or not guilty?
Students will learn the art of legal delivery through our workshop into mooting of legal topics.

Marketing and communications: Be influential, take the communications challenge
Students will develop content for a social media campaign across paid, owned, earned and shared media.

Marketing and communications: How literature can change your life
Literature is filled with extraordinary characters who overcome obstacles in highly imaginative ways. From the actions of fictional characters, such as Edward Rochester, Katniss Everdeen, Pi Patel and Scout Finch, we can see how painful life lessons result in powerful character developments.

Business, accounting and finance: LEGO serious play
By working with LEGO bricks, this hands-on and minds-on session deepens the learning process and facilitates communication, and the development of ideas and solving of problems in an immersive, fun and risk-free environment.

About the School

The School of Business, Law and Communications offers degrees in advertising, air travel, business criminology, English, events management, fashion journalism, finance, journalism, law, marketing, sports journalism, and tourism. The School has an excellent graduate employability rate with students enjoying the following benefits:

  • Top 20 programmes for English, law, journalism, and public relations in the country (The Guardian League Table, 2019)
  • Strong links with business and sporting organisations, including Carnival, P&O, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Southampton FC, and Hampshire Cricket.
  • Students have previously had the opportunity to work at the Football World Cup, Glastonbury, Common People and other international events and festivals.
  • Solent is in the top 10 out of 163 providers for supporting graduate start ups.
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