Southampton Solent University: Profile
Southampton Solent University is an open, friendly and inclusive university – with strong local and international links that provide its students with the opportunities to build the practical, industry-relevant skills employers are looking for.
Based in the heart of Southampton on the UK's south coast, with a vibrant city-centre location and surrounded by beautiful parks, Southampton Solent University has around 20,000 students that are right in the heart of the action. From culture to clubs and sport, Southampton has it all – while the Students’ Union offers a great range of social events, clubs, societies and volunteering opportunities.
Life on campus, Southampton Solent University
Cutting-edge facilities, professional staff, up-to-the-minute courses and diverse work opportunities make Solent the ideal place to launch a career in the creative industries.
Solent was voted one of the UK’s most creative universities in the 2013 and 2014 Which? University student polls, and applies that creativity and passion to every one of its innovative courses – across subjects as wide-ranging as business and law, the creative industries, engineering and technology, maritime, media production, sport and tourism. 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.
Students behind the scenes in the broadcasting studio
Our Skillset-accredited courses are designed to complement theoretical knowledge with essential practical skills, and a large number of our academic tutors are also working practitioners – bringing a wealth of industry knowledge, experience and contacts.
Our students have access to the latest equipment and facilities, including:
• Our own on-campus 3D cinema.
• High-definition (HD) television studios.
• A state-of-the-art outside broadcast truck, which students use to broadcast live from Glastonbury festival and other high-profile events.
• £1 million music recording studios.
In the heart of the action, students on set
On top of that, our main campus will soon be transformed by a multi-million pound major development project, due for completion in 2020 and providing a modern, environmentally friendly new learning environment with space for social events, exhibitions and shows.