Solent has been a university since July 2005, but it has a long and complex educational history. Incorporated as an independent higher education institution in 1989, the University’s origins can be traced back to a private School of Art founded in 1856. Mergers between Southampton College of Art, the College of Technology and the College of Nautical Studies at Warsash laid the foundations for what is now Solent University.
Solent University is all about creating opportunities: for its students, for its staff, for its partners. It offers expertise and experiences you couldn’t get anywhere else, opening doors and making introductions.We’re focused on the practical side of higher education – giving our students the connections, experience and confidence to turn their newfound knowledge into a career with real, meaningful impact. Whoever you are, whatever your goals, we want to help you make your mark.
At Solent, we invest in your employability from the start. Your course modules will be focused on real world examples, giving you practical experience to contribute to your final degree and provide you with experience you can use when applying for jobs.
Students studying here at Solent University have access to a dedicated careers advice and employability service – Solent Futures. The team are committed to getting students into great careers by offering impartial information, advice and guidance to support you and help you achieve your ambitions.