As one of the UK’s largest port cities, Southampton is at the heart of the global maritime industry. Our strong ties with the city’s shipping and cruise industries have allowed us to build on that rich heritage, developing world-leading expertise and facilities and positioning Solent University as a global leader in maritime education and training.
For nearly 70 years our Warsash Maritime Academy, sited where the Hamble flows into Southampton Water, has provided first-class education, training, consultancy and research services to the international shipping, commercial yacht and energy industries.
The University is a leading provider of health and sport education, while our recognised expertise and cutting-edge facilities have led to consultancy and research partnerships with national, international and Olympic sports organisations.
We are Southampton FC’s official partner, and our Solent Sport arm delivers community and school sports, training and physical activity throughout the city – providing wide and varied opportunities for work experience.
Cutting-edge facilities, professional staff, up-to-the-minute courses and diverse work opportunities make Solent University the ideal place to launch a career in the creative industries.
The University was ranked in the top 100 fashion schools in the world in 2016 by CEO World Magazine. Our Skillset-accredited courses are designed to complement theoretical knowledge with essential practical skills. A large number of our academic tutors are also working practitioners, bringing a wealth of industry knowledge, experience and contacts.
Skills in science, technology, engineering and maths are an essential part of a new British economy based on technical expertise and innovation, and demand for young professionals with qualifications in these disciplines is soaring.
Solent’s reputation for delivering first-class teaching and consultancy in entertainment technology remains unmatched across the region. With state-of-the-art facilities and academic expertise, our staff and students are regularly commissioned by the BBC, Sky and ITV, providing footage for national events such as Glastonbury, Bestival and Children in Need – as well as support with sound, media, outside broadcast technology and engineering.
Southampton Solent’s dynamic, inclusive Business School is focused on delivering real, practical professional skills that will help you make an impact in the business world. Our courses are accredited by various professional organisations, including the Chartered Institute of Marketing, and the School holds the Small Business Charter status.
We also have strong ties with local and international businesses, providing case studies and live working briefs which give you a chance to practice your skills on real-world challenges. You’ll also have the opportunity to carry out work experience with industry partners, while our enterprise team also provides advice, funding and start-up support for budding entrepreneurs.
Visiting Southampton Solent University is a great way to get a feel for the university, seeing the facilities on offer and meeting students and staff members to learn what it’s really like to study here.
You can find out more about the course you want to study, meet academic and support staff, take a look at our great facilities and student residences, and get a glimpse of what Southampton has to offer. You’ll also be able to find out a bit more about the financial side of studying, and ask our friendly team any questions you might have.
To find out more or book your place on one of our open days, visit www.solent.ac.uk/opendays
Just 75 miles from London, Southampton has excellent transport links by road, rail and air. Visitors from overseas or a number of cities in the north of England, Scotland, Ireland and the Channel Islands can fly directly into Southampton International Airport, while London is just an hour and a half away by car or train.