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Our priorities

To deliver our strategy, achieve our vision and ensure our students and the University are ready for the future, we will shape our work around three key priorities:

  1. Student success
  2. Research and knowledge exchange
  3. Engaging with our communities

For us, student success means ensuring our students are ready for the future world of work, enterprise, and volunteering.

We’ll achieve this by offering a portfolio of exciting, modern and academically rigorous degree courses with employment-focused, real-world learning that prepares students to succeed in their chosen profession, vocation or enterprise.

We are proud our university is in the top 10 in the country for the number of graduates who start up their own businesses. Through the lifetime of this strategy we are committed to supporting entrepreneurial students, graduates and alumni and celebrating their success.

A commitment to teaching excellence will be delivered through an innovative and inclusive curriculum; engaging face-to-face and online learning; a transformative digital infrastructure; and access to state-of the-art, industry-standard specialist equipment including laboratories, studios and simulators.

Student success means ensuring our students are ready for the future world of work, enterprise and volunteering.

Our Transformation Academy, which is operated by Solent’s Learning and Teaching Institute, will ensure our online teaching is sector leading and meets the needs of current and future students. The Academy will ensure we have learned what we can from the Covid-19 lockdown in terms of ensuring student success. For example, how and when to use online learning and how to develop resilient graduates through immersive hybrid courses and campus-based courses.

An outstanding student experience, working with individuals to nurture their development and ambitions, will underpin a seamless and integrated pathway from undergraduate, to postgraduate, to CPD study.

Our vibrant learning and social environments and wide range of student-centred support will reflect our core values, and our commitment to employability, equal opportunities and the environment - creating a place where students can belong and succeed.