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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.

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 sessions
To book one of our 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

Featured event

Get ready to discover psychology
Date: 26 April
Time: From 10am - see below for individual session times
Location: Online

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

Psychology is a fascinating subject because it has relevance to so many areas of everyday life. It is of interest to anyone who wants to understand what causes certain elements of human behaviour and how knowledge of that behaviour can be applied.

These taster sessions will give you an insight into the subject and develop your knowledge of it.

The sessions available are:

  • 10-11am: Cognitive Psychology
  • 1-2pm: Developmental Psychology
  • 3-4pm: Health Psychology

You can choose selected sessions, or all of them, to get a real understanding of the range of options available within this exciting subject at university.

If you have any questions about this at all, please email schools.colleges@solent.ac.uk

Students should register here


Explore our upcoming events

Events for students

March 2021

Get ready to make the most of student life - 30 March, 4pm

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

This webinar, from 4pm-5pm, will include current undergraduate students who will talk about their experiences and share their hints and tips.

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

Students should register here

April 2021

Get ready to find out about cadetships - 7 April, 10am

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.

Warsash Maritime School, part of Solent University, is the only maritime training centre of its kind in the world.

Our cadetship programme is a fully sponsored three-year programme that involves academic and practical training, integrated with periods of hands-on training at sea. At the end of the cadetship, you’ll either gain a foundation degree or HND academic qualification and you’ll also gain a professional qualification – a Certificate of Competency as an Officer of the Watch.

Officer cadet training takes around three years and the programmes consist of five training phases, alternating between time at the academy and time at sea on board one of your shipping company’s vessels.

Join this webinar, from 10am-11am, to find out more about our Warsash Maritime Academy, careers at sea and our cadetship programme.

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

Students should register here

You can also sign up for our maritime open day on Saturday 24 April here.

Get ready to find out about student support - 8 April, 10am

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, from 10am-11am, 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

Get ready to make the right choice - 12 April, 11am

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.

In this webinar, from 11am-12pm, you can find out how to choose a course to study at university. Topics include:

  • How to choose a course

  • How to choose a university

  • How to choose a city

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 start university - 12 April, 2pm

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.

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 are ready to enjoy all the opportunities available to you.

Join our webinar, from 2-3pm, 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, you will be sent an email containing the details you need to log in on the day.

Students should register here

Get ready to choose your accommodation - 19 April, 3pm

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.

In this webinar, from 3-4pm, you can find out about university accommodation. Topics include:

  • Your options

  • Things to consider

  • Support to help you make a decision

  • How to apply

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 learn about higher and degree apprenticeships - 22 April, 10am

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.

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 week we figured we'd give you all the information you need about higher and degree apprenticeships through this webinar, from 10am-11am, 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

Get ready to start your application and personal statement - 26 April, 12pm

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.

This webinar, from 12-1pm, will talk through your all-important UCAS application and the information you will need for this, along with supporting you with preparing to start your personal statement.

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

Get ready to find out more about student finance - 29 April, 4pm

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.

In this webinar, from 4-5pm, you can find out how to fund university. Topics include:

  • Student loans

  • Bursaries and scholarships

  • Budgeting

  • Working while studying

  • Making the most of your money

  • Funding application processes

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

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.

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