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Schools and colleges liaisonCollaborating with you to get your students work ready, world ready, and future ready.

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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.

The team is lead by Rhys Phillips. We attend UCAS and UK University Search fairs across the UK and school and college events across the South of England.

You will have a dedicated contact based on which county your institution is located in.

  • Angie Randall and Sophia Basi – the majority of Hampshire and Isle of Wight
  • John Wilson - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, North West and North East Hampshire, Oxfordshire
  • Rachel McCulloch – Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Somerset
  • Celine Scott and Liv Squires – Kent, London, Surrey, Sussex

Your contact will work with you to support your students, focusing on post-16 ones. Occasionally we work with the Access and Widening Participation Team, which focuses on supporting local, disadvantaged pre-16 students. You can read more about their work here.

On this webpage you can learn about ways we can collaborate, upcoming taster days, resources and open day information.

We're golden!

Solent has achieved the highest standard in the national TEF review. This Gold award recognises student experience and outcomes which are typically outstanding.

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Collaborate with us

Collaboration is at the heart of our work

We wish to work closely with you and your 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.

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

Fixed date taster days at Solent

We run several interactive subject-specific taster days on fixed dates throughout the year. These are for level three students, accompanied by their school/college staff.

Supported by friendly academics, your students typically get hands on with their subject in our state-of-the-art facilities.

Find out more and book
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A safe place for your students to chat online with current Solent students and staff about anything they like, from sports and societies, to courses and cooking. Our insightful blogs guide them through socialising, studying, Southampton, and more. 

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Get ready for uni webinar series

On selected Mondays until August 2024, we are hosting bookable one-hour Microsoft Teams presentations at 5.30pm.

Sessions for your students include applying and personal statements, the audition/interview/portfolio process, Solent University and Southampton City, replying to offers, student finance, and clearing. 

See the sessions

Southampton is 8th in the top 20 best student cities.

- StudentCrowd, 2023


These resources are designed to support you, your students and their families with their transition to university.

Personal statement review service

Students attending our open days can have their personal statement draft reviewed by an experienced member of the team. You can also book us to deliver a session on how to write a great personal statement to your students.

If there are any other resources you would find valuable, please contact us.

Live the new at Solent University

Open days

On-campus and virtual events throughout the year. Travel voucher scheme for students who live outside the local authority of Southampton City Council, or who have travelled from outside the UK.

Come to an open day