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What we can do for you

The Schools and Colleges Liaison Team provide information, advice and support for prospective students, teachers, advisers, parents and carers.

We can offer you and your colleagues:

  • a dedicated point of contact
  • a tailored programme of Gatsby Benchmark and curriculum linked activity
  • extensive resources
  • networking opportunities

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are unable to deliver any formal on- or off-campus activities or events.

However, we have developed alternative ways of delivering key information, advice and guidance to you and your students - find out more about our resources and events below. We are also offering virtual open days.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss ways we can support your students, please read on for ways you can stay in touch us or click the red ‘contact us’ button above.

Collaboration is at the heart of our work

We wish to work closely with you and colleagues within your institution to support your students. There are several ways you can stay in touch, work with us, and stay up to date with what is happening at Solent.

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Register to receive the team’s newsletters, full of all things Solent and events designed to support your students and you. Simply click on the appropriate link below and allow email communications. Teaching staff will be sent emails tailored to their subject/s of interest expressed on the form. Careers staff will receive these subject-specific newsletters and our monthly general newsletters highlighting all courses.

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Email
If you have any questions or would like to discuss ways we can support your students, email your contact within the team or the whole team on schools.colleges@solent.ac.uk

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Online sessions
To book one of our online sessions listed below, please email your contact or schools.colleges@solent.ac.uk

  • Personal statements
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  • Choosing a university
  • Applying to university
  • Building the best you - confidence and resilience
  • Student life
  • Study and revision skills
  • Transition to higher education
  • Employability
  • Portfolios, auditions and interviews
  • Applying to nursing
  • Subject tasters

 

Discovery week 21-25 June

A bespoke week of activities for Year 12/Level 3 Year 1 students tailored towards career planning in several industries, ranging from architectural technology to fashion.

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Events

Explore our upcoming events

Events for students

June 2021

A future for you in sport and exercise - 21 June, 12.30pm

Solent University is running a series of virtual subject sessions to support potential students by providing information about courses and careers within specific industries. 

These sessions will be led by academics from Solent University and will have a focus on careers and how university courses can support students with gaining access to these areas of employment. 

There will also be the chance to ask the academics any questions you might have, ranging from student life, through to work experience opportunities.  

Join us, from 12.30pm - 1.30pm, to hear from our academics about how studying sport and exercise at university can lead to a range of very exciting career paths to suit all ambitions. We will talk about the variety of sports courses available, learn about the knowledge and skills you will gain and find out about how you can have a very successful future in sport and exercise.

Students should register here

Understanding architectural technology - 21 June, 4pm

Solent University is running a series of virtual subject sessions to support potential students by providing information about courses and careers within specific industries. 

These sessions will be led by academics from Solent University and will have a focus on careers and how university courses can support students with gaining access to these areas of employment. 

There will also be the chance to ask the academics any questions you might have, ranging from student life through to work experience opportunities.  

Join our architecture, design and built environment academic team, from 4pm - 5pm, to understand more about the architectural technology sector, and how students can harness skills and expertise within this evolving industry and succeed in their own careers. 

Students should register here

It's not too late to apply - 22 June, 6pm

Would you like to start university in 2021? It is not too late to apply and secure a place at university on the course of your choice, that will help you meet your interests and ambitions.

This webinar, from 6pm - 7pm, will cover all you need to know about applying now or through Clearing and the support we can offer with this.

It will talk through the application process, what happens after you apply and preparing to start in September.

At this event we can answer questions about the following:

  • UCAS point requirements (including international qualifications)
  • Upcoming applicant deadlines
  • General questions about residences/accommodation options
  • Living in Southampton and city life
  • Solent Sport
  • Student services
  • Societies

Students should register here

Engineering challenges - 22 June, 12.30pm

Solent University is running a series of virtual subject sessions to support potential students by providing information about courses and careers within specific industries. 

These sessions will be led by academics from Solent University and will have a focus on careers and how university courses can support students with gaining access to these areas of employment. 

There will also be the chance to ask the academics any questions you might have, ranging from student life through to work experience opportunities.  

Join our Head of Engineering, from 12.30pm - 1.30pm, to learn more about the engineering industry and how it is adapting to the changing climate, technological advancements and how Solent University is future-proofing its students to find the solutions.

Students should register here

Want a career in law? Get ready to stand out from the crowd - 22 June, 4pm

Solent University is running a series of virtual subject sessions to support potential students by providing information about courses and careers within specific industries. 

These sessions will be led by academics from Solent University and will have a focus on careers and how university courses can support students with gaining access to these areas of employment. 

There will also be the chance to ask the academics any questions you might have, ranging from student life through to work experience opportunities.  

From 4pm - 5pm, you will hear from existing students, law employers, tutors and the director of Solent Law School as we explore what you need to excel in a career in law. You’ll discover the crucial skills you will gain from a law degree and the many career routes open to you. Pick up tips from existing students about preparing yourself for studying law, and employers who will outline what you need to do to succeed. Finally, this session will explain important changes to becoming a lawyer which will affect you if you intend to enter the legal profession.

Students should register here

Fashion and the future - 23 June, 12.30pm

Solent University is running a series of virtual subject sessions to support potential students by providing information about courses and careers within specific industries. 

These sessions will be led by academics from Solent University and will have a focus on careers and how university courses can support students with gaining access to these areas of employment. 

There will also be the chance to ask the academics any questions you might have, ranging from student life through to work experience opportunities.  

Our fashion and beauty academics are hosting a Q+A panel discussing the future of fashion in the post Covid world from 12.30pm - 1.30pm. Understand how you can be part of the largest creative industry in the UK. This is the time for you to be part of the evolution, innovation and reinvention of the industry.

Students should register here

A future for you in sociology - 23 June, 4pm

Solent University is running a series of virtual subject sessions to support potential students by providing information about courses and careers within specific industries. 

These sessions will be led by academics from Solent University and will have a focus on careers and how university courses can support students with gaining access to these areas of employment. 

There will also be the chance to ask the academics any questions you might have, ranging from student life through to work experience opportunities.  

This session, from 4pm - 5pm, will explore how studying sociology at university can lead to a range of different and exciting career options. The session will look at how the knowledge you learn on this course, and the very many transferable skills you will develop, will help to set you up for a successful and fulfilling career after graduation.

Students should register here

Careers in criminal justice and policing - 24 June, 12.30pm

Solent University is running a series of virtual subject sessions to support potential students by providing information about courses and careers within specific industries. 

These sessions will be led by academics from Solent University and will have a focus on careers and how university courses can support students with gaining access to these areas of employment. 

There will also be the chance to ask the academics any questions you might have, ranging from student life through to work experience opportunities.  

This session, from 12.30pm - 1.30pm, will look at how studying criminology at university can help you to develop advanced skills and professional practice which will open up a variety of very rewarding employment avenues within criminology, criminal justice and policing.

Students should register here

Careers behind the screen - 24 June, 4pm

Solent University is running a series of virtual subject sessions to support potential students by providing information about courses and careers within specific industries. 

These sessions will be led by academics from Solent University and will have a focus on careers and how university courses can support students with gaining access to these areas of employment. 

There will also be the chance to ask the academics any questions you might have, ranging from student life through to work experience opportunities.  

In this session, from 4pm - 5pm, we will explore a variety of behind the scenes careers in the field of media technology. In this fast-paced field our graduates work with the most up to date technologies, including outside broadcast trucks that capture sporting events such as the Olympics, and lighting and sound for festivals and events all over the world, to the latest screen technologies being used on set in TV shows such as the Mandalorian. This session will showcase some of our graduates and highlight the need for more graduates in this area.

Students should register here

It's not too late to apply - 24 June, 6pm

Would you like to start university in 2021? It is not too late to apply and secure a place at university on the course of your choice, that will help you meet your interests and ambitions.

This webinar, from 6pm - 7pm, will cover all you need to know about applying now or through Clearing and the support we can offer with this.

It will talk through the application process, what happens after you apply and preparing to start in September.

At this event we can answer questions about the following:

  • UCAS point requirements (including international qualifications)
  • Upcoming applicant deadlines
  • General questions about residences/accommodation options
  • Living in Southampton and city life
  • Solent Sport
  • Student services
  • Societies

Students should register here

Cyber security and networks - 25 June, 12.30pm

Solent University is running a series of virtual subject sessions to support potential students by providing information about courses and careers within specific industries. 

These sessions will be led by academics from Solent University and will have a focus on careers and how university courses can support students with gaining access to these areas of employment. 

There will also be the chance to ask the academics any questions you might have, ranging from student life through to work experience opportunities.  

In this session, from 12.30pm - 1.30pm, we will explore the subject area of computer networks and cyber security at an introductory level. You will learn why this area is important and high in demand from employability point of view. You will learn about the degree courses offered at Solent university in this domain. You will also learn about the professional courses we have embedded in our degree courses and the state of the art facilities including Cisco Networking Academy at Solent University. Finally, we will explore various career roles our degree courses lead to and an overview of the job market.

Students should register here

Get ready to find out about clearing and results day - 28 June, 12.30pm

Clearing is a key part of the UCAS application process and is there to help you find a place at university if you haven’t got any offers, you’ve declined all your offers, you didn’t meet the conditions of your offer or, you’ve changed your mind and want to apply for university late.

This webinar, from 12.30-1.30pm, will help you find out more about what to expect on results day and get information about Clearing and how you can achieve a place on the perfect course for you.

Members of our Admissions team will be available to answer your questions about anything relating to applying to university and all the options available to you.

Join us on this webinar to support you with the next step of your journey into higher education.

Students should register here

July 2021

Get ready to discover sport and fitness virtual discovery day - 1 July, 10-4.30pm

Solent University is hosting this virtual sport and fitness discovery day on Thursday 1 July for anyone who is interested in finding out more about studying sport and fitness at university and sampling some of the different options available.

There are so many exciting and innovative courses in sport and fitness available at university, which can lead to a wide variety of interesting and engaging careers to suit all ambitions. This discovery day will include taster sessions which will give your students an insight into the subject, along with developing their subject knowledge to support them with progression into higher education and beyond.

Available sessions

10-11am
Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science
(with Personal Training Pathway)
How sport and fitness saves lives

This session will look into how sport and exercise prevents people developing life threatening diseases such as cancer, heart disease and stroke, and what jobs graduates have gone into following the Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science course which have made a difference to peoples’ lives.

12.30–1.30pm
Physical education in practice: making a difference
In this session we will be focusing on physical education, and look to gaining an understanding of the necessary skills needed to teach and make a difference to young people lives. This session will briefly examine the meaning of teaching and learning, with a view to identifying core values and its place in the wider society.

3.30-4.30pm
Sports Management
A day in the life… discovering the diversity in sports management careers

Sports management and the wider leisure industry is diverse, dynamic and ever changing. Using real examples, this session will explore themes that stretch across the industry from sports development to event organisation, extreme adventure sports to nature therapy, and sport specific interests such as football and business and the growth of these sectors. Through the session you will experience a 'day in the life' of an exciting range of careers that will inspire you and which you could go on to study on our BSc Sport Management degree with specialist pathways.

Students can choose to attend selected sessions or choose to attend them all to get a real understanding of the range of options available to anyone looking to study this exciting subject at university.

Students should register here

Once this registration has been completed, an email will be sent out to participants with the Teams links for the sessions so they can access them on the day.

Get ready for a career in business, session 2 of 2 - 15 July

Covid-19 has brought about many innovations in business whilst changing the nature of work and how people are managed. This session helps you reflect on key areas business needs to consider in this changing landscape. You can find out how the Solent Business Management degree will support you to develop key understanding around this and many other business topics. You could be part of global conversations taking place on the future of business, post Covid-19. Ideal for anyone who wants to become an enterprising and values driven future business manager and leader.

Session 1 on 10 June at 2pm focuses on the skills employers are looking for and how to develop them through Solent's Business Management degree. You can book on here by searching for that event.

These events are part of our ‘Get ready to…’ webinar series which will give you a range of information and support throughout your journey to higher education – from the initial stages of choosing a course and making an application process through to applying for student finance and getting prepared to go to university.

These webinars will be hosted by a range of people within Solent University including members of the Schools and Colleges Liaison team, academic staff and current undergraduate students.

Students should register here


Subject-specific student events

Get ready to find out about psychology

Academics from our psychology department are offering a range of one-hour virtual interactive sessions for colleges, including activities which will introduce your students to various areas of psychology.

Sessions can be offered in:

  • Developmental psychology (from 22 February)
  • Forensic psychology (from 22 February)
  • Sport and exercise psychology (from 22 February)
  • Cognitive psychology (from May)

Please email schools.colleges@solent.ac.uk to enquire about booking.

Get ready to discover sport and exercise science

Academics from our sports department are offering colleges the opportunity to book a virtual session on sport and exercise science which will look at aspects of this exciting and popular subject. Sessions can be offered physiological testing, data collection and applied physiology.

This can cover team sports and individual sport and can look at different testing protocols that students may have studied in college, eg, VO2max, and explain why they are important.

Please email schools.colleges@solent.ac.uk to enquire about booking.

CPD events for college and school staff

Get ready to find out about clearing and results day

Dates
29 June, 4-5pm

These sessions are for staff working in schools and colleges who help students with their university applications, including supporting them on results day.

Join our webinar to find out what results day is likely to look like this year and how you can support your students through the Clearing process.

The webinar will talk through the Clearing process, what support is available from universities, and provide information about how to help students achieve a place on the perfect course for them.

Members of our Admissions team will be available to answer your questions about anything relating to applying to university and all the options available to your students.

Register for 29 June

Resources

These resources are designed to support you, your students and their families with their transition to university.

To start, your students can get a feel for Southampton and Solent in a number of ways. They can chat to Solent students, read our Solent Stories and take a virtual tour of Solent

Then, to take that next step, they can watch videos and read up on how to choose a university, how to write a personal statement, how to ace an audition and how to transition to university through our online resources. And they can follow our fun, multiple-award-winning 52 things to do guide to applying for university. There is also information about contextual admissions for students from a disadvantaged background.

Open days at Solent

Explore our open day events here at Solent University, and get a taste for life at Solent.

Find out more