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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

We are back delivering on-campus activities, such as bespoke and scheduled taster days, showcasing all our courses and the careers they lead into.

Our open days are now also being delivered on campus and virtually.

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, 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's happening at Solent.

Newsletter
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 and in-person sessions
To book one of our in-person or online sessions listed below, please email your contact or schools.colleges@solent.ac.uk

  • Personal statements
  • Student finance
  • 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

 

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Events

Explore our upcoming events

Events for students

January 2022

Film and television production interview preparation session - 26 January (11am)

Join us online for a 30-minute portfolio preparation session with our friendly and knowledgeable academics who will take you through what they are looking for in your portfolio if you apply to our film and TV production courses.

Please note, this is not you attending an interview. This is a group session to support you when preparing for your interview.

This session is one of many taking place this winter which will support you with applying to university.

Students should register here

Fashion/fashion photography/fashion styling and creative direction portfolio preparation session - 26 January (1pm)

Join us online for a 30-minute portfolio preparation session with our friendly and knowledgeable academics who will take you through what they are looking for in your portfolio if you apply to our fashion/fashion photography/fashion styling and creative direction courses.

Please note, this is not you submitting a portfolio. This is a group session to support you when preparing your portfolio.

This session is one of many taking place this winter which will support you with applying to university.

Students should register here

Mental health nursing interview preparation session - 26 January (4pm)

Join us online for a 30-minute interview preparation session with our friendly and knowledgeable academic(s) who will take you through what to expect in an interview for our mental health nursing course.

Please note, this is not you booking on to any interview. This is a group session to support you when preparing for an interview.

This session is one of many taking place this winter which will support you with applying to university.

Students should register here

Adult nursing practice interview preparation session - 26 January (4pm)

Join us online at for a 30-minute interview preparation session with our friendly and knowledgeable academic(s) who will take you through what to expect in an interview for our adult nursing practice course.

Please note, this is not you booking on to any interview. This is a group session to support you when preparing for an interview.

This session is one of many taking place this winter which will support you with applying to university.  

Students should register here

Photography portfolio preparation session - 26 January (4.30pm)

Join us online for a 30-minute portfolio preparation session with our friendly and knowledgeable academic(s) who will take you through what they are looking for in your portfolio if you apply to our photography course.

Please note, this is not you submitting a portfolio. This is a group session to support you when preparing your portfolio.

This session is one of many taking place this winter which will support you with applying to university.

Students should register here

Mental health nursing interview preparation session - 27 January (11am)

Join us online for a 30-minute interview preparation session with our friendly and knowledgeable academic(s) who will take you through what to expect in an interview for our mental health nursing course.

Please note, this is not you booking on to any interview. This is a group session to support you when preparing for an interview.

This session is one of many taking place this winter which will support you with applying to university.

Students should register here

CGI/visual effects/animation portfolio preparation session - 27 January (11am)

Join us online for a 30-minute portfolio preparation session with our friendly and knowledgeable academic(s) who will take you through what they are looking for in your portfolio if you apply to our CGI, visual effects or animation courses.

Please note, this is not you submitting a portfolio. This is a group session to support you when preparing your portfolio.

This session is one of many taking place this winter which will support you with applying to university.

Students should register here

Live event technology interview portfolio sessions - 27 January (11am and 2pm)

Join us online for a 30 minute interview preparation session with our friendly and knowledgeable academic(s) who will take you through what to expect in an interview for our live event technology course.

Please note, this is not you booking on to any interview. This is a group session to support you when preparing for an interview.

This session is one of many taking place this winter which will support you with applying to university.

Students should register here

Interior design portfolio preparation session - 27 January (11am)

Join us online for a 30-minute portfolio preparation session with our friendly and knowledgeable academic(s) who will take you through what they are looking for in your portfolio if you apply to our interior design course.

Please note, this is not you submitting a portfolio. This is a group session to support you when preparing your portfolio.

This session is one of many taking place this winter which will support you with applying to university.

Students should register here

Interior design decoration portfolio preparation session - 27 January (2pm)

Join us online for a 30-minute portfolio preparation session with our friendly and knowledgeable academic(s) who will take you through what they are looking for in your portfolio if you apply to our interior design decoration course.

Please note, this is not you submitting a portfolio. This is a group session to support you when preparing your portfolio.

This session is one of many taking place this winter which will support you with applying to university.

Students should register here

Film and television production interview preparation session - 27 January (2pm)

Join us online for a 30-minute portfolio preparation session with our friendly and knowledgeable academics who will take you through what they are looking for in your portfolio if you apply to our film and TV production courses.

Please note, this is not you attending an interview. This is a group session to support you when preparing for your interview.

This session is one of many taking place this winter which will support you with applying to university.

Students should register here

Fashion/fashion photography/fashion styling and creative direction portfolio preparation session - 27 January (4pm)

Join us online for a 30-minute portfolio preparation session with our friendly and knowledgeable academics who will take you through what they are looking for in your portfolio if you apply to our fashion/fashion photography/fashion styling and creative direction courses.

Please note, this is not you submitting a portfolio. This is a group session to support you when preparing your portfolio.

This session is one of many taking place this winter which will support you with applying to university.

Students should register here

Graphic design and illustration portfolio preparation session - 27 January (4pm)

Join us online for a 30-minute portfolio preparation session with our friendly and knowledgeable academic(s) who will take you through what they are looking for in your portfolio if you apply to our graphic design and illustration courses.

Please note, this is not you submitting a portfolio. This is a group session to support you when preparing your portfolio.

This session is one of many taking place this winter which will support you with applying to university.

Students should register here

Fashion and beauty (media and marketing) portfolio preparation sessions - 28 January (11am and 4pm)

Join us online for a 30-minute portfolio preparation session with our friendly and knowledgeable academic(s) who will take you through what they are looking for in your portfolio if you apply to our fashion and beauty media course.

Please note, this is not you submitting a portfolio. This is a group session to support you when preparing your portfolio.

This session is one of many taking place this winter which will support you with applying to university.

Students should register here

Social work interview preparation sessions - 28 January (12pm and 4.40pm)

Join us online for a 30-minute interview preparation session with our friendly and knowledgeable academic(s) who will take you through what to expect in an interview for our Social Work course.

Please note, this is not you booking on to any interview. This is a group session to support you when preparing for an interview.

This session is one of many taking place this winter which will support you with applying to university.

Students should register here

February 2022

Get ready to respond to your offers - 14 February (5.30pm)

Solent University is running a series of ‘Get ready to…’ webinars which will give students a range of information and support throughout their 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.

So you have submitted your application – brilliant work!!! So, what happens next? This webinar will talk you through the next stages of your application and will let you know what you need to do next.

We will talk you through the offers you might receive and how you can respond to these, along with further information on UCAS Extra, clearing and adjustment.

Students should register here

Get ready for uni: A Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) student's perspective - 15 February (4.30pm)

Wherever you are in your application journey – whether you’re looking for a course, still need to register with UCAS or exploring accommodation – don’t panic, our Get Ready for Uni series will give you the information and advice you need to make your journey to university clearer.

This free online event, from 4:30pm-6pm, focuses on what it means to study at university from the viewpoint of students from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

Join us to hear about a BAME student's personal journey to higher education and have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A with our specialist panel. The event also includes information about how to apply for our BAME student scholarship.

Students should register here

Get ready for uni: A refugee and asylum seeker student's perspective - 15 February (6.30pm)

Solent University has committed to becoming a University of Sanctuary.

The Universities of Sanctuary is an initiative to recognise the good practice of universities who welcome people seeking sanctuary (including refugees and asylum seekers) into their communities and who seek to foster a culture of awareness and inclusivity.

This free event, from 6.30pm-8pm, aims to inform and support refugees and asylum seekers interested in studying at a university, as well as community groups, volunteers and professionals who work with people seeking sanctuary.

Our friendly team will provide you information about:

  • How our University of Sanctuary status application can positively impact those wishing to apply to Solent
  • The scholarships and bursaries available
  • How to apply
  • What students can expect from the university once they do apply.

The event will also feature a student talking about their journey to higher education from a refugee and asylum seeker perspective with the opportunity to participate in a Q&A with our specialist panel.

Students should register here

Get ready for uni: A care experienced student's perspective - 16 February (4.30pm)

Wherever you are in your application journey – whether you’re looking for a course, still need to register with UCAS or exploring accommodation – don’t panic, our Get Ready for Uni series will give you the information and advice you need to make your journey to university clearer.

This free online event, from 4.30pm-6pm, focuses on what it means to study at university from the viewpoint of a care experienced student.

Join us to hear about a care experienced student's personal journey to higher education and have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A whilst finding out about our scholarships and bursaries.

Students should register here

March 2022

Get ready to find out about more about student finance - 14 March (5.30pm)

Solent University is running a series of ‘Get ready to…’ webinars which will give students a range of information and support throughout their 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.

Fees, finance, funding… Paying for university might sound daunting but fear not - there's plenty of help and support out there for you.

This webinar will help you navigate your way around student loans and other financial support. We will let you know how to apply and offer some tips for budgeting and making the most of your money while you're studying.

Once registered, you will be sent an email containing the details you need to log in on the day.

Students should register here

Get ready to find out about the benefits of higher education and to make the right choice - 21 March (5.30pm)

Solent University is running a series of ‘Get ready to…’ webinars which will give students a range of information and support throughout their 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.

There are so many benefits of going into higher education, from gaining highly respected qualifications and practical experience to support you into the career of your choice, to learning from industry experts, to meeting a wide range of people and having access to so many opportunities.

The transferable skills that come from studying at university - critical thinking, research, independence and project management, to name just a few - are valued highly by employers in all industries.

Of course, there's more to being a student than getting the academic qualifications. There are lots of other good reasons why university is worth it - the student experience, standing on your own two feet, joining societies, or even learning to cook!

Picking a degree is very exciting but can be a daunting prospect and this webinar will also look at the various factors to consider when choosing what course to study and which university is right for you.

Once registered for this webinar, you will be sent an email containing the details you need to log in on the day.

Students should register here

April 2022

Get ready to choose your accommodation - 11 April (5.30pm)

Solent University is running a series of ‘Get ready to…’ webinars which will give students a range of information and support throughout their 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.

It's time to start thinking about where you're going to live while at uni. Halls, house share, or living at home?

For many, making the decision about whether to live at home or move away from home for the first time can seem a little daunting, but the main thing to remember is that there is lots of support out there to help you make your decision.

This webinar will talk through your options and things to consider when choosing where to live and applying for accommodation.

Once registered for this webinar, you will be sent an email containing the details you need to log in on the day.

Students should register here

Get ready to find out about student support - 25 April (5.30pm)

Solent University is running a series of ‘Get ready to…’ webinars 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.

All students here at Solent University have access to a range of specialist support services. Whether you are having financial difficulties, need additional help with academic skills, need support with a learning disability or physical impairment or if you would like advice on setting up your own business - you'll find that help is always on hand.

This webinar will outline all the support available to you at Solent, to help you throughout your journey in higher education.

Once registered, you will be sent an email containing the details you need to log in on the day.

Students should register here

May 2022

Get ready to make the most of student life - 16 May (5.30pm)

Solent University is running a series of ‘Get ready to…’ webinars which will give students a range of information and support throughout their 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.

When you head off to university, you are going to experience a new level of freedom and so many opportunities – from clubs and societies, to volunteering, to social events, to sport and much more.

You will have the chance to meet a whole range of people from so many different backgrounds and have so many new experiences.

This webinar will include current undergraduate students who will talk about their experiences and share their hints and tips, will look at the ways you make the most of student life and have the best time at university!

Once registered, you will be sent an email containing the details you need to log in on the day.

Students should register here

Get ready to make the most of open days and virtual events - 23 May (5.30pm)

Solent University are running a series of ‘Get ready to…’ webinars which will give students a range of information and support throughout their 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.

Not quite sure which course to do? Or at which university? Or maybe you know exactly what you want to do and where but want to find out more. Attending a range of open day events can really help you with these choices.

This webinar will help you to make the most of these crucial events so they can support you with these important decisions. The webinar will also look at virtual open days and events and how to make the most of them.

After you've registered, an email will be sent to you with information about how to access the webinar.

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
  • Forensic psychology
  • Sport and exercise psychology
  • Cognitive psychology

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.

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 follow our fun, multiple-award-winning 52 things to do guide to applying for university. This is a handy week by week set of activities to support students applying for university. It features a personal statement review hub service on weeks 5 and 12. There is also information about contextual admissions for students from a disadvantaged background.

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