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Being based in the heart of Southampton’s thriving cultural scene, our pool of creative talent is helping to enrich the resident and visitor experience. From supporting business start-ups to celebrating diversity through Pride, hosting award winning exhibits at Showcase to supporting the safer city initiative, we’re working with partners to grow Southampton’s reputation as a global visitor destination.   

Our commitments 

  1. Enable people to benefit from life-long learning through participation in higher education, regardless of their background. By 2024 we aim to ensure that 10% of student community are aged 21 years plus.

  1. Mobilise our pool of creative and talent and resources to work with institutions and residents in driving Southampton’s bid for UK City of Culture in 2025.

  1. Be a fair, diverse and cohesive University that challenges and tackles social inequality. In reflection of our local community we aim to increase enrolments from the black and Asian community so they represent 20% of our student population by 2024.

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Solent Showcase
Our free, open access, encourages engagement, discussion and participation across the entire local community.
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Southampton Pride
We’re a proud partner of Southampton Pride whilst offering an inclusive and open environment on campus throughout the year.
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Black History Month
From free exhibitions to public lectures discover how we’re supporting Black History Month.
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Degree Shows
Our pool of creative and talented students showcase the latest designs and trends at their end of year degree shows. 
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Enterprise
From our retail store selling student work to our own music publication, discover how our students gain real-world experience in the local community.
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Lights, camera, action
Our students produce a variety of short films and screen content for local charities and international brands.
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