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Black history month 2022

Each year, Solent University celebrates Black History Month, working with organisations and partners from across the city, raising awareness of stories, achievements, and to support our Civic Charter priority of building a culturally enriched and cohesive city.

Highlights from Solent

Diversity and the UK - Just how diverse is our business community

This webinar explored stories from black-owned businesses, providing top tips on starting a new business or social enterprise, while sharing information and knowledge on the support available for our local communities.

Watch the virtual insight

Student Diversity Network

Students were encouraged to meet the team, find out more about the Student Diversity Network and how to get involved in creating a better student experience for all.

If you would like to find out more about the Student Diversity Network you can contact the team on

In the city - Black History Month South

Black History Month has always been a major event in Southampton’s calendar. Find out more about what is happening across the city here.

Student projects to support Black History Month

Jonny Hannah, Lecturer in Illustration, devised a series of projects for Level 4 illustration and graphics students to engage, understand, and celebrate subjects relating to Black Lives Matter and Black History Month. Final outputs from the projects will be available as an online exhibition and one poster will be made into a limited-edition screen print which will be sold.

The posters will celebrate black British women and the students will explore and harness their skills as entrepreneurs as they consider how these prints should be marketed and sold. All proceeds from the sales will be donated to Black History Month South and ring-fenced to initiatives relating to black women.

Three student artworks

Read more about our Civic Charter and how we can work with you