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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.

Register to receive the team’s monthly newsletter, full of all things Solent and events designed to support your students and you. Simply click here

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

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Online sessions
To book one of our online sessions listed below, please email your contact or

  • 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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Featured event

Get Ready for Uni - it's not too late to apply
Date: Various dates in January 2021 (see below)
Time: 5.30-7pm
Location: Online

We appreciate your students might be at different stages of their journey to university, especially given how 2020 has played out.

To help, we are running a series of events aimed at your students who might be looking to apply to Solent.

These are from 5.30-7pm on:

  • Tuesday 19 January
  • Thursday 21 January
  • Thursday 26 January
  • Thursday 28 January

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 book here

Explore our upcoming events

Interview, audition and portfolio live online preparation sessions - 26 January to 3 February

There are various times, as shown in the booking form, below.

For students interested in studying courses in these areas: acting and performance, art and design, CGI/visual effects, fashion and beauty, media tech, nursing and social work.

We are offering a series of group ‘preparation’ sessions with academics to help guide your students through what to expect in their interview, audition or portfolio viewing.

Students should book here

Get ready to respond to your offers - 1 February, 3-4pm

We 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.

In this webinar students who have submitted an application can find out what happens next and what they need to do. Topics include:

  • Types of offer and how to respond
  • UCAS Extra
  • Clearing
  • Adjustment

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

Students should register here

Solent Music Masterclass - 10 February, 3pm

Our guest will be San Phillips, Head of Promoter Operations at Kilimanjaro Live Ltd.

The talk will cover San's successful career in the music industry, which has spanned both the recorded and live sectors. The session will also consider the impacts of Covid-19 on music companies - and what the industry may look like in the future. San will also provide useful tips for students seeking to work in the industry.

Students should book here


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