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Despite Southampton solents poor ratings in comparison to other universities. It's a quite good university as the staff are very helpful and are willing to go the extra mile to ensure student satisfaction. The local surroundings are very good easily as there is easy accesibility to shopping outlets and leisure centres nearby, and the nightlife is exceptionally good as there is a variety of places to go dotted around Southampton. The oppurtunites for career progression is very good as external businesses are always coming into the university for conferences. Staff are always encouraging students to partake in activities related to career progression and also external activities related to charital organisations. However Solent university is currently undergoing construction in some areas I.e. halls of residence and new building departments.

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By Student1201
On 22nd June 15

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Despite Southampton solents poor ratings in comparison to other universities. It's a quite good university as the staff are very helpful and are willing to go the extra mile to ensure student satisfaction. The local surroundings are very good easily as there is easy accesibility to shopping outlets and leisure centres nearby, and the nightlife is exceptionally good as there is a variety of places to go dotted around Southampton. The oppurtunites for career progression is very good as external businesses are always coming into the university for conferences. Staff are always encouraging students to partake in activities related to career progression and also external activities related to charital organisations. However Solent university is currently undergoing construction in some areas I.e. halls of residence and new building departments.

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By Student1201
On 22nd June 15

Applying to Southampton Solent University

Entry Requirements:

144-159 UCAS Points

Average range for Southampton Solent University entry requirements. Varies depending on the course.

TEF Rating

More details of our TEF outcome can be found on the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) website.


Offer and Acceptance Rates:
Total Applicants:
11,785
Total offers Made:
9,840
Offer rate:
83.5%
Total offers Accepted:
2,070
Acceptance rate:
21.04%

This is the latest available data, published by UCAS - 26th January 2017. It relates to offers made in June 2016. For more details visit the UCAS website.

Southampton Solent University Reputation

Southampton Solent University has three campus sites and accommodates more than 19,000 students from more than 100 countries and offers over 150 courses. The university received 4/5 in the National Student Survey 2010 for its teaching. All programmes offered are relevant to the real world and are tailored to give students the skills and experience they need to go on after graduation into successful careers.

Southampton Solent University encourages students to make the most of their time by joining clubs, societies, learning new languages and working with the community through the Volunteer Opportunities Service. Current opportunities in this area include working on green initiatives, mentoring, representing the university and visiting the elderly. Many students have dreams to create their own business or want to develop ideas. The university has provided an Enterprise Adviser to help with this and modules to give further learning opportunities whilst earning credit points at the same time.

The Students Union runs a shop, two bars, a café, academic and welfare support services, a print shop and Sonar Media which includes Radio Sonar, Sonar TV, Sonar Magazine, and student cinema, Sonar Film. The Sudents' Union hosts many events throughout the year including larger balls and celebration events plus smaller regular weekly ones such as 'Nice Jugs' every Tuesday, The 'Big Fat Quiz of the Week' on Thursdays and 'Mega Mondays' where students can benefit from giant pints, giant cocktails and giant burgers.

The city of Southampton has a lot to offer students and is continually investing in its facilities. It is close to London, Bournemouth and Portsmouth, has its own theatre, museums, shopping centres, cinemas, lots of green space and is close to the sea, forest, the famous Rose Bowl and St Mary's Stadium.

Sports facilities at the university are numerous and include fitness centres, a sports centre, watersports centre, playing fields and other partners within the local area that together offer squash courts, a climbing wall, fitness classes, 3G pitches, tennis courts, netball courts, cricket and rugby pitches, weights rooms, a swimming pool with diving facilities and sailing. Team sports at the university have many successes behind them, such as 2011 Cup Winners for women's basketball, and 2011 South League Winners in Men’s Cricket.

Southampton Solent University has put huge investment into its facilities and can offer excellent technology in the fields of maritime, broadcasting, manufacturing and photography studies. There are many specially created learning spaces with free WiFi and several online learning services.


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 26th July 18

Only con is that tutors are racists towards certain countries

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 12th June 18

The entire university from the sleek and modern campus, to the teachers, to the resources and equipment available is simply amazing. Solent felt like the right choice for me, and it’s worked out beautifully! I’m on track to recieving a first class honours and don’t think i could have done that if it wasn’t for Solent!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 11th June 18

Small City but large amount of students and always plenty to do. And all the teachers I had minus one have been 10/10

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 11th June 18

Solent University has formed an excellent department called Solent Futures which aids all students in employability, as well as interview preparation, guidance on CV’s and any further information required. The team work really hard and are fully committed to increasing student job prospects and employability. The university has a great range of faciliitys that specialise for specific courses.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 11th June 18

Recently refurbished with several new brand buildings. Amazing and supportive staff, excellent teaching facilities. Bring on second year in September.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 8th June 18

Very friendly and quite helpful lectures.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 8th June 18

Lectures and seminars are delivered in a fun and interesting way, contact time with lecturers is good. Definitely getting a good quality of education.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 8th June 18

Great city centre location . Fantastic facilities. Shame about the lack of support for students in all aspects - welfare, careers, ect.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 8th June 18

The teaching and facilities are excellent but everything to do with the students union could be improved a lot from the societies to the actual SU building.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 8th June 18

My course at this university has been diabolical, no guidance, no teaching and I am not ready to work in my field.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 8th June 18

I've just finished my first year, and I've never felt more helped than I have here. The lecturers go out of their way to help and are available to contact whenever you need them.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 7th June 18

Amazing spaces and campus, great staff and lots to do

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th June 18

Really great uni espically the careers and solent future. There's a lot of help around the uni and support for the students

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 7th June 18

Since I first started studying at Solent (2 years ago) I've had a great experience. The facilities for photography and film are exceptional and all the staff is incredibly kind.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 7th June 18

The campus was well presented and easy to navigate. However I didn't have a good experience with the staff as they seemed disinterested in me when I started struggling with personal issues. I ended up leaving in my first term of my first year. The university is good if you want to focus on sports... Its an extremely sports orientated University. It seems like most funding goes into sports related curriculum rather than equally spread across all subject areas.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 7th June 18

Great campus, WiFi on campus is really good however uni halls WiFi is touch and go, often not working or being slow.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 7th June 18

Graduating next month. Couldn't be happier with the outcome of my degree. Impressed by the support given to students regarding employability and CV help. Lots of opportunities to gain professional work experience here and the careers advisors know their stuff. Didn't use the students union much as it's a city uni and there's loads to do near by.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 21st March 18

I study Business Economics at Solent and will graduate in July with First Class Honours, having started the course without any A-levels or equivalent. Harjinder Virdee (course leader) is a fantastic lecturer and so are many of his colleagues, all of whom operate with an open door policy and are easy to contact. With regards to societies, I have been a member of several but finally settled with rugby. I cannot emphasise enough what a brilliant decision it is to join a society while at university. Weekly socials (minimum), annual tour, good training facilities, cheap gym membership, free use of physios, character building, etc... Ultimately, you will get as much out of university as you put in!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 1st March 18

Southampton is not a town for the faint hearted - I would have felt safer walking the streets of London alone of a night time. The halls themselves are beyond appalling - not very spacious and terribly maintained, always an aroma of urine and plant of molly around. The surrounded students are noisy and inconsiderate. The distance from a lot of the halls to the main buildings are painfully long, and not worth your time. Do not go to Solent.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 1st February 18

Perfect place to go if you want to ruin your career, self-esteem and life in general. The university is astonishingly bad, I ignored the university rankings when applying, but apparently they were right. The standard for teaching is appalling, they can only teach the basics. They have the cheapest facilities they can find, they lie about having some other facilities because they forget to tell you that they don't have the software for them and no one knows how to properly put them to good use.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 28th November 17

Unbelievably disorganised, lots of lectures cancelled for no reason. Lecturers generally uninterested, go elswhere if you can.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 4th July 17

Fashion Design course was terrible, and the tutors did not support me, the stress caused mental health problems.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 2nd March 17

I had a great time and experience. The Uni staff member is really helpful and will go for the extra mile. They got a good stander of quality education. Simply, it this university that you learn from, you has fun, meet good people and build your career.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 10th December 16

The teaching and organisation in this uni is beyond horrible, and accomplished in the bare minimum way, 3/5 of the lecturers I currently have are awful, making the subjects either seriously uninteresting, or a joke in itself. I wouldn't recommend coming here to any other student, save yourself from the stress of the disorganised lecturers, who make no effort in helping or getting to know their students.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 8th December 16

Absolutely appalling. Would I waste my time here? No way. They don't care about the students just that you are a number with £££ after it and don't you forget it! People can be friendly but you are shafted from pillar to post. This uni couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery even given the starting pint.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 25th September 16

Great nightlife, range of clubs and societies!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 11th May 16

Faultless apart from the poor SU - the Uni itself deserves all the credit it can get, and by the Uni, I mean lecturers, not the management as they're business men who have no clue

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th April 16

wifi cuts here and there the facilities are amazing and really worth it

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 7th April 16

Very good wifi, societies are very limited compared to other universities

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th November 15

Very good university and residences better than expected

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 19th November 15

Good university for having industry links as the lecturers come from their respective fields, so their knowledge is first class.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th October 15

Great Uni, everyone is friendly and the facilities are incredible.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 21st October 15

Great campus, sunny city, really cool to study there!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th September 15

The campus is in a great location, just 5 minutes walk from the high street and West Quay. The Union is amazing, serving up some of the best food i've eaten. I've yet to dip my foot into the realm of societies, though.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 29th September 15

Nice uni unorganised at times mix culture

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th September 15

I am in my second year at Solent and I love it!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th September 15

The reputation Solent has is completely unjust. University ranking tables are unfairly judged and should be abolished. Solent is great for those who are interested in creative sectors. The campus itself is modern and yet fairly easy to get around. There are numerous societies and clubs to join which, like all universities, enable you to meet new people with similar interests as you! The Students Union is on hand for literally everything. Whether it be a small worry or something completely out of your control, they'll always be there to help you and give advice. The opportunities given by Solent are second to none, given that you're working with professionals on a standard daily basis (my course leader used to work for the BBC) and many courses offer you the chance to work with people in the relevant industries, give you the opportunity to go on numerous trips and even a chance to study abroad.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 25th September 15

Great place, okay uni. Love my course, but the whole university is a bit lacklustre

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 9th September 15

It's pretty decent the internet is flawless like the worldly I saw at Yates one Thursday evening.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 9th September 15

The Uni itself is great and very morden and industry focused how the only down side is the price of uni in general. I stayed in LFW and it was the worse experience of my life and want to move out the next day but was not able to. the room was okay however I could never sell music was playing until 4am and it was just scary at time that I would barricade my door.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th September 15

Great uni! I've loved my experience so far, it has everything that you could possibly need, whilst being in the centre of town and super close to everything. Added to how friendly everyone is, it's a great uni!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 7th September 15

Photography area is pretty good :)

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 1st September 15

A modern style university of 10 years with an unreal night life.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 25th August 15

The university is well maintained and easily accessible from the main transport links, it is well linked with many industries. Though the Student's Union has a nice bar and cafeteria, it is vastly underfunded and very poorly maintained, through large financial cuts over the past few years, leaving clubs and societies high and dry, struggling to maintain themselves.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 18th August 15

I thought it was Uni Of when I arranged the open day, I didnt make it into my first choice and ended up at Solent and good god how I hate it. Terrible university, s*** learning resources and unenthusiastic lecturers. Kimber halls were expensive as hell and were s*** to live in also, thanks Solent, thank you so much.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 1st July 15

Simply useless university, don't waste your time

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd June 15

Despite Southampton solents poor ratings in comparison to other universities. It's a quite good university as the staff are very helpful and are willing to go the extra mile to ensure student satisfaction. The local surroundings are very good easily as there is easy accesibility to shopping outlets and leisure centres nearby, and the nightlife is exceptionally good as there is a variety of places to go dotted around Southampton. The oppurtunites for career progression is very good as external businesses are always coming into the university for conferences. Staff are always encouraging students to partake in activities related to career progression and also external activities related to charital organisations. However Solent university is currently undergoing construction in some areas I.e. halls of residence and new building departments.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 28th March 15

Great university with a great social vibe. All staff are friendly and helpful.

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