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We're still here for you

Things are a little different right now, with our campuses closed, teaching delivered virtually, and staff working remotely. From getting behind key city events, welcoming guests on campus for our public lecture series, or exhibiting local art at the Solent Showcase Gallery, Covid-19 has disrupted activity that brings together our communities, exchanges knowledge and adds to the cultural vibrancy of our home city - Southampton.  

Now more than ever, we know we have a role to play in making a positive contribution to our local communities. As a signatory of the C-19 Business Pledge we are committed to doing what we can to tackle the Coronavirus pandemic. From donating vital PPE equipment to local hospital trusts, to enabling our staff more time to volunteer in their communities, we are still here to work with you during these times.

While we cannot meet in person on campus, or out in the city, we are working on new ways to bring people together, share knowledge and celebrate our community’s strengths. Our revised programme of activity offers something for everyone, with new virtual materials and events regularly added. 

If you have got an idea or would like to get involved read on…  

Solent's student services team with food supplies for students

Solent's student experience team with supplies for students staying in halls during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Key highlights from Solent...

Sharing knowledge

Virtual Insight Series recordings

You can also listen back to some of our previous public lectures including how to measure happiness and top tips to enhance your running performance.

Winning in the Solent Region - Managing People Through Change

Winning in the Solent Region - Planning in an Uncertain World

Could Friday night steak night be ruining the world? 

Debunking plant-based diets

Black History Month: Diversity and the UK - just how diverse is our business community?

Transforming Solent's learning delivery during Covid-19

Mayflower 400: Crossing the Atlantic in 1620

Winning in the Solent region 3

What is marketing?

Winning in the Solent region 2 

Branding and you

Moving away from the ‘perfect posture’ to the ‘one that changes regularly'

Winning in the Solent Region

I like to move it: health and wellbeing benefits of staying active

Branding: an introduction

Community involvement


All Solent staff are entitled to a day’s paid volunteering leave and during Covid-19 we are allowing flexibility around this. Take a look at the SoLinked website for local volunteering opportunities 

  • Staff members looking to volunteer please contact your People and Development Business Partner.
  • Students looking to volunteer keep an eye on Solent Futures Online for the latest opportunities.
  • Community groups looking to access Solent’s knowledge or resources please complete this form.

Remember to keep safe and follow Government guidance when volunteering outside of your home environment. 

Looking after your wellbeing

Five ways to wellbeing

Senior Lecturer in Public Health, Chris Dunn explore the five ways to wellbeing.

Home fitness guide

Download our how to guide, providing details on exercise that you can do around the home. 

Download the guide

Keep active

You can join our Solent Sport team every day for a daily workout of live interactive classes.

For schools and colleges

Pre-16 learners
Resources are for learners aged 14 years+ and are designed to be interactive and engaging to support with studies and personal development.

Post-16 learners
Resources are designed for year 12 and 13 students to support with their personal development, specifically around transitioning into Higher Education.

Chat to our students
To support applicants and those considering university, questions can be safely asked to students and staff (via UniBuddy). From living in halls, the best places to eat, to sports teams options, it’s all covered.

52 Things To Do
Created by Solent University, this is a series of weekly activities, challenges and information, to support during the application cycle and transition to university.

Southern Universities Network (SUN)
Solent University are members of the SUN, a local collaborative partnership which is part of the nation UniConnect programme. SUN have developed a number of online interactive resources for young people.