Solent University is dedicated to the pursuit of excellent university education that enables learners from all backgrounds to become enterprising citizens and responsible leaders.
We’re a dynamic and ambitious international university spanning industries from fashion to engineering.
We have a reputation for developing grounded, well-prepared graduates with the skills and experience employers want.
Currently we teach more than 19,000 students from over 100 countries.
We offer practical and professional education; our distinctive courses are uniquely tailored to industry needs. Our approach is creative, inclusive and student-focused and we have strong international ties. Amongst other things we’re home to one of the world’s leading maritime training providers, a unique service matching creatives to industry, and one of the UK’s leading competitive sports programmes.
Our vision is for Southampton Solent to be an inclusive university which is a catalyst for social justice, social mobility and economic prosperity – providing access to top-class university education for all those qualified and able to benefit.
We want to see the University offer an outstanding student experience, characterised by the highest quality engagement and intellectual challenge – an experience which develops students’ self-confidence, enhancing their career and life prospects.
The University we’re creating will be vibrant and successful, known nationally and internationally for the excellence of our teaching and for our sector-leading integration of theory and practice. We will be research active and informed with areas of world leading activity underpinning key and distinctive curriculum areas in support of ‘real world’ learning. We want to be the ‘applied’ university for Southampton and the Solent region, with accelerating national and international influence enabled by imaginative partnerships at home and abroad.
Maritime connection: Within Solent University, Warsash Maritime Academy provides first class education, training, research and commercial services to all maritime sectors worldwide. The Maritime Research Centre provides specialist research and consultancy services to the maritime industry, particularly in the field of maritime human factors.