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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

Explore our upcoming events

Events for students

October 2021

Get ready to start your university journey - 5 October

This free event on Microsoft Teams, from 5-6.15pm, is focused on supporting you into higher education and will include information on the benefits of university, advice for applying to university (including choosing a course, how to apply, UCAS, personal statement and additional selection), what support is on offer at university and information on student finance.

There will also be the chance to hear from our current undergraduate students and ask them and our staff any questions you might have about university.

Once registered you will be sent an email containing the Microsoft Teams link you need to log in on the day. Please keep an eye on your junk folder in case the email enters there.

Students should register here

Get ready to submit your application and personal statement - 11 October

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 5.30-6.30pm, 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.

Students should register here

Get ready to start your university journey - 12 October

This free event on Microsoft Teams, from 5-6.15pm, is focused on supporting you into higher education and will include information on the benefits of university, advice for applying to university (including choosing a course, how to apply, UCAS, personal statement and additional selection), what support is on offer at university and information on student finance.

There will also be the chance to hear from our current undergraduate students and ask them and our staff any questions you might have about university.

Once registered you will be sent an email containing the Microsoft Teams link you need to log in on the day.  Please keep an eye on your junk folder in case the email enters there.

Students should register here

Get ready to succeed as a mature student - 18 October

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.

One in every five students at Solent University fall into the mature students category, and we pride ourselves on being a diverse and welcoming community.

There are many reasons for mature students to enter higher education and as a mature student you have many attributes, including additional life and work experience, which will have equipped you with relevant skills in time management, problem solving and multi-tasking, as well as a passion and enthusiasm to study your course – all of which will help you succeed at university.

This webinar, from 5.30-6.30pm, will look at what it is like to be a mature student at university and offer some advice about applying and how to support yourself during your time in higher education.

Students should register here

Get ready to start your university journey - 19 October

This free event on Microsoft Teams, from 5-6.15pm, is focused on supporting you into higher education and will include information on the benefits of university, advice for applying to University (including choosing a course, how to apply, UCAS, personal Statement & additional selection), what support is on offer at university and information on student finance.

There will also be the chance to hear from our current undergraduate students and ask them and our staff any questions you might have about university.

Once registered you will be sent an email containing the Microsoft Teams link you need to log in on the day.  Please keep an eye on your junk folder in case the email enters there.

Students should register here

November 2021

Get ready for your audition, interview or portfolio - 8 November

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.

Just when you thought a personal statement was enough to deal with, you find out you may have to attend an interview, audition or submit a portfolio.

We are very sure that you’ll be passionate about the subject you’re applying to study, so talking about the subject and demonstrating your skills will be a fun and an enjoyable experience, but don’t worry if you are worried as this webinar includes a range of interview, audition and portfolio advice for you.

Students should register here

Get ready to make the most of open days and virtual events - 15 November

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.

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 make that all important visit.

We also know that open days look a bit different at the moment, so this webinar will talk through what to expect from a virtual open day and how to make the most of these events.

Students should register here

December 2021

Get ready to respond to your offers - 13 December

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 to become more resilient - 20 December

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 will look at ways to develop key skills including resilience, problem solving and self-confidence, to support you with your studies and beyond.

If you are feeling the pressure of your studies or applying to university, we’ve got some great advice to help you manage those stress levels and build your resilience and self-confidence.

Students should register here

 


Events for teachers and careers advisers

Changes to becoming a solicitor CPD session: What do tutors need to know and how can they support their students?
Date: 22 September 2021
Time: 4-5pm
Where: Online event

This session supports heads of careers, heads of sixth form, law teachers/tutors and other colleagues who advise students with an interest in studying law at university.

The biggest change in a generation for university law students and applicants is being introduced in 2021. The Solicitors Qualification Examination (SQE) will be the route for students who want to become a solicitor and will require a major change in the guidance and support provided to your students.

This seminar, delivered by Kevin Rogers (Director of Solent Law School), covers:

  • The types of skills law students develop during their studies.
  • The range of careers available following a law degree.
  • The main changes to becoming a solicitor or a barrister.
  • An overview of the Solicitors Qualification Examination (SQE).
  • Any questions you have.

Once registered, we will be in touch no later than one week before the event date, with the MS Teams link you need to log in on the day.

For any event enquiries, please contact John.Wilson@solent.ac.uk or Sophia.Basi@solent.ac.uk.

Register now


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 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 at Solent

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

Find out more