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Solent University Strategy 2025
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The figure below summarises this strategy.


To enable our learners to be work-ready, world-ready and future-ready.


By 2025, we will enable students to succeed by being a university that: Transforms the lives of people from all backgrounds, through learning that is relevant to the real world. Provides an outstanding student experience through our exceptional staff and facilities. Excels at providing its learning community with the confidence, skills, knowledge and experience they need to successfully pursue fulfilling lives and life-changing careers. Delivers a unique curriculum shaped around inspiring industrial partnerships, ground-breaking professional insights, knowledge exchange, and research. Makes a material impact on environmental sustainability.

Our values

Engagement and inclusivity

Ownership and teamwork

Respect and integrity

Strategic priorities

Student success

Research and knowledge exchange

Engaging with our communities

Strategic foundations

Environmental sustainability

Financial sustainability


Strategic KPIs


Recognition for teaching excellence

Environmental sustainability

Financial sustainability

University reputation


Anchor institution

Beacon for student health and wellbeing

Student success

Commitment to diversity

People experience

Enabling strategies


Learning and teaching, and student achievement

People and culture


Estates and residences


Brand, marketing and recruitment

Research and knowledge exchange


Academic portfolio

Communities impact (civic, alumni, funding, local communities, business development)

Ultimately, this strategy will be judged by the success of the students who choose to study with us during this time, and their achievements after graduation.

Those students who enrol at the University in 2025 will live and work in the latter half of this century and into the next. A lot will change in the years from when this strategy was drafted. While we cannot predict what the future will hold, we are confident that to futureproof both the University and its students, our priorities must be focused on student success, our research and knowledge exchange, and the impact we have on our communities.

With this priorities to guide us, the foundation laid by the Solent Future Ready Project, a relentless emphasis on our financial sustainability and our success measured by our KPIs, the University can boldly set out to enable our learners to be work-ready, world-ready and future-ready.