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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

Social work taster sessions

Academic-led interactive sessions for budding social workers answering crucial questions: What do social workers do? Where do they work? How is the Solent course (one of the best in the south) structured?

Enquire now

Events

Events for students

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.

June 2022

An apprenticeship is a qualification that you study for alongside having a job. These qualifications can range from GCSEs to a master's degree!

You'll combine the training you receive on the job with studying, giving you a qualification at the end and lots of transferable skills. You'll earn a wage while you're studying and your employer, along with the Government, will pay for your studies.

This webinar, from 5.30-6.30pm, will give you the information you need about higher and degree apprenticeships to help you decide whether this could be an option for you.

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

Students should register here

July 2022

This webinar, from 5.30-6.30pm, 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.

We'll 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.

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

Students should register here

This webinar, from 5.30-6.30pm, will talk through your all-important UCAS application and the information you'll need for this, along with supporting you with preparing to start your personal statement.

We'll look at the important dates in the application process and what you'll need to include on the form so you can be ready with everything to hand to submit your application. It's also your opportunity to explore how you can sell yourself through your personal statement and ensure you're highlighting how passionate you are about your chosen subject and why you’re suitable for the course.

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

Students should register here

August 2022

Starting university can feel a bit daunting but there are lots of ways you can help prepare yourself for the transition and make sure you're ready to enjoy all the opportunities available to you.

Join our webinar, from 5.30-6.30pm, to get some information about what starting university might look like, including practical advice like what to pack, alongside support with how to meet new friends and settle in.

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

You're probably familiar with the term ‘personal statement’ – if you're not and you're thinking of applying to university, you soon will be!

This webinar, from 5.30-6.30pm, will talk through your all-important personal statement, which is an essential part of your UCAS application.

It will help you begin to understand the types of things you need to include, tips for getting started and how to find out information to write a strong personal statement.

It's also your opportunity to explore how you can sell yourself through your personal statement and ensure you're highlighting how passionate you are about your chosen subject, how motivated and engaged you will be, and why you’re very suitable for the course.

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

Students should register here


Subject-specific student events

The relationship between sport and social exclusion: unpacking the socio-historical-cultural barriers to access and participation

This virtual event will be an interesting and engaging session for anyone looking to study sport at university.

This interactive session will encourage students to work together on a short mind-mapping exercise and will have follow up activities during the session, using the ideas the group have generated.

There will also be the chance to talk about courses and careers in sport management and the exciting opportunities students can be involved in through studying this course. Students will also be able to ask any questions they may have.

These sessions can run on Wednesdays or Thursdays.

To discuss dates, find out more information, or to book a session for a group of your students, please email schools.colleges@solent.ac.uk.

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.

Open days

Experience Solent for yourself at one of our undergraduate open days.

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