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- Entry Requirements
144-159 UCAS Points
Average range for Solent University, Southampton entry requirements. Varies depending on the course.
- TEACHING MODE:
- OPEN DAYS:
- On-campus open day on 10th Sep.
- TEACHING NOTES:
- They’re delighted to confirm that the next academic year will look much more vibrant on-campus. They have put plans in place to ensure all students have access to the learning facilities and specialist equipment they need, alongside a range of virtual teaching tools. Staff and students to wear face coverings for general movement around campus.
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Great experience and learning community. But could improve better with being more professional than more academic in nature
Great university availing many career courses. Faculties are just great.
A good uni and the staff are helpful. I do find that there is a lot of online learning when some of it would be best suited in person. I have had lectures leave every year and it feels like the course is badly planned because of it.
waste of money regarding the teaching level.
a online focused university rather than on campus
nice place to study. helpful staffs and facilities are good
Can't really comment on most, haven't experienced them
Brand new university with great facilities and nice environment, they have world-class facilities such as the maritime degrees and the Warsash academy training.
Great University. The Staff, Food, Campus and literally everything is amazing!
I haven't used much of the facilities yet but from what I have done I have no complaints.
They got the course I wanted to do and location was convenient
Im glad I chose to study at Solent. Wonderful tutors, wonderful help
For me, Solent university has offered everything it can in order for me to develop and grow as student who wishes to enter the music industry as a professional musician. The staff have been polite and well mannered and helpful with helping me to realise my potential.
My time at university has been amazing. I was provided with great academic support. COVID made that difficult but none the less it was a fun 3 years and a great experience here
For the two years I was able to spend at the university, it was fun. The library service was really good and the photography were great. But due to Covid, I wasn’t able to use any of the equipment in my final year. A bit frustrating but couldn’t be helped. Overall, I am satisfied with my choice of university.
Good experience and some helpful staff
Very good university, lecturers are fantastic and hoping to return to campus soon
Good university, with lecturers that explain well and good facilities
Solent University is really incredible. The University is very new and because of that it is not that high in the rankings, but I think that's going to change very quickly. The campus is new and technologically advanced, the staff is very helpful and the lecturers from my course are more than great!
The facilities and staff are amazing, although there hasn’t been much support from the students union and there aren’t many clubs and societies.
Great university and facilities
Great university, great lectures
Studied here for the first year this year and was incredibly disappointed. Teaching hours are very lacking, usually around or below 10 hours per week. Some timetabled classes are actually just "watch a video on youtube" but are still listed as class hours, when there is classes the majority of the time the tutor will just talk about pictures from google images for the entire session (very little practical teaching) and then most classes finishes 15+ minutes early. Teaching staff were nice enough, no problems but they didn't explain what we were actually supposed to be doing and it wasn't clear what was expected. Towards the end of every semester the teaching gets even worse, with all of the actual classes being replaced with 10 minute drop in sessions for the second half of the two semesters (teaching for the year finishes in March). No university community at all and societies are nonexistent so it's a pretty lonely place to study unless you're a people person, wouldn't recommend.
Pretty good COVID changed the experience however they were extremely unorganised
i do think the university has very good facilities but due to covid i'm am unable to access them
Solent is much better than expected. Staff are lovely and the facilities are always clean.
A lot of it is because of covid. The beurocracy and politics within the university really ruins the experience - especially with well loved teachers getting made redundant, contact time being cut etc
I’ve not been able to attend the uni that much due to corona but from what I have encountered, I have enjoyed it a lot.
Never been there so I’m just guessing
Good uni but doesn’t blow out expectations
The lecturers are very helpful and usually available. The facilities are outstanding. Would definitely reccomend
I overall enjoy this university
Good university under every point of view. Some lecturers behaviour are not as professional as expected.
Friendly lecturers with decent room.
Its a good university with amazing people and good places and material.
honestly my favourite part of the uni is the ground floor classrooms, that students can book in spare time, and we can just chill on the spinny chairs while studying, practicing a presentation, or even just using it to watch a movie on the projector.
Nice and new campus, clean and well serviced facilites.
Solent has been nothing but amazing for me. It has enabled me to achieve my true potential and achieve nothing but 1sts or 2:1s in all my assignments. I was tempted to go to a university in Bournemouth but I'm so glad I didn't as Solent is sooooo such better. Bournemouth was boring and would have been an extra year! The facilities are great and it's so close to West Quay. The staff are so talented and helpful and your peers are friendly and helpful. Would 11/10 recommend to anyone who is considering. Just go to an open day and see for yourself.
First year student so far so not much to say yet. Good staff with a few weird ones. Facilities for me are great with access to great equipment. Campus is decent and close to city center. Didn’t go to many societies but did attend D&D, was fun and friendly though couldn’t secure a group. Met some awesome people on my course so far. Course is engaging and enjoyable. Looking forward to second year.
Not good at all especially the teachers
Hair and make up. no hygiene enforcement. The workshops are substandard level and if your wanting to join the system of teaching the mostly incorrect theory of it, without knowing how to actually do it. This is the place for you. False promises of classes that didn't happen. The degree I recieved should say 'YouTube researcher '. Go to delamar they all seem to be happy and educated there or go to Neil Gortons 7 week course or Andrew Whiteoak for hair and wig making or do a hnd at a college would probably be more practical and beneficial . Bournemouth apparently have the same problems but don't have personal experience. And if you do join push your teachers to be better and tell them what you want assertively. Keep asking if there going to help you. Don't let them tell you to YouTube something all the time you deserve a basic professional practical group workshop to learn. Constructive complaining!!!
I have no opinions about this yet.
This university is THE BEST !!!!!! The lecturers pay a lot of attention to you and make sure you understand everything. They are always ready to help! The lectures are educational but not boring! All lecturers try to make the lectures exciting! Haven't met a single lecturer that wasn't friendly! This is the uni I wanted to get into and I haven't had one regret !!!!! P.S. Criminology course rules!!!!!
Don't study Animation/Digital Animation at this university! Useless lecturers, lessons keep getting canceled, no guidance at all. Complete rip off!
i think the common area need more facility for people
Wifi doesn’t work in some rooms
All I can say is: Scam! Terrible management, abysmal course quality, student accommodation experience has given me ptsd. AVOID AT ALL COSTS!
Downloaded an entire episode of The simpsons on the libarary wifi
Excellent University with a lot of things to do.
Great university with great opportunities.
Great university facilities and staff, careers teams and academic support outstanding.
Through my degree my dyslexia support was poor. They kept moving everyone appointments without our permission as a political game. Was 0.2% off a 2:1 classification- my uncle died in the last month of hand its. It didn't count towards them. But my classmates death of her second cousin did, she didn't attend the funeral on hand in deadline for hers. You won't get support from supervisors, mine didn't even bother reading my dissertation before the deadline. Several of my classmates degrees got "rounded up" for 2:1 classification. Mine was the only one that wasn't. Thanks for the waste of time Solent!
Really good uni, very happy there
It’s an okay uni, don’t expect too much from any department, kinda just feels like a fancier college to be honest
Never used career service, not going to have career as I’m failing
Lovely campus nice place to stay
Muito bom, adorei come to Brazil
Good people, good equipment, good space... everything good!
Very basic and not a lot of communication between departments. Clubs and student union are not popular at all and badly need marketing.
Badly organised lectures. Timetable apps never work. But amazing facilities to be used unlike any other. Some good teachers other OK
The best university, we great teachers and facilities.
Amazing uni! So much to study with helpful facilities
I was sold the uni as the new building and how amazing it was, not once have I been in it for one lesson and I’ve been at the uni 2 years. I’m always in the older building across the park, many people are the same and are very annoyed too.
Really happy I chose Solent university. They’re always making new and improved changes to facilities l.
Amazing university, staff are brilliant and are always willing to help. Soon to have a new sports building with incredible equipment.
This uni supports you and changes stuff when needed for the best of the students.
It’s a good uni because it’s in the city centre. Therefore, we got a lot of shops to go to.
Very pleased with the new sports centre My lecturers are perfectly presented And the events held are well thought out and organised
My course is fantastic and loved every second of it however the student union is basically non existent.
Great lecturers, good career advice
Everything else is perfect, the student union is pathetic however and most people wouldn’t even know where it was if you asked them.
Lecturers are so helpful and there is such a variety of opportunities for career development
Amazing facilities and a modern feel to the university. Fantastic staff and lecturers and a great range of courses. Food outlets expensive though.
Great resources! Amazing university!
It’s a really great university
Perfect university for me, great teachers and lots of opportunities for placement.
Very good the student bar needs to come back in order for the university to achieve a high social ranking
Love uni so much! The staff and atmosphere are incredible❤️
Overall a good uni where you can have a laugh
Solent university is great for industry work
The facilities for the photography course are amazing
I really love the university, the facilities are amazing and staff are incredibly helpful. Do wish there was a few more societies and the student union hosted more events in order to meet new students.
Didn’t get the support I needed for my course and disabilities. When I asked for help and needed support, I was told I wasn’t able to park on campus to help me and I’d need a disability badge through the council which I am still going through processes for a year on. The lecturers I had weren’t any help, they read from a PowerPoint and weren’t allowed to help us with work. They got fed up with me being so poorly and not being able to get in, they didn’t want to help me work from home by sending me work and due to having to “buzz in” every time I got on campus, I didn’t have the attendance score I needed to pass, even if my grades were good. Due to not getting the support I needed from the government, I was also unable to live in Southampton, so I had to drive an hour there and an hour back each day and due to my disabilities and pain, I couldn’t physically do this every day without the help from my uni and I wasn’t given that support. My mental health wasn’t supported either.
Amazing facilities for Arts and Sports, not so good for Business and law related courses! Many industry links to fashion, sports, arts... but for the others ones is pretty poor.
Best facilities and equipment for your chosen course
Amazing facilities when I was auditioning and looking for universities and Drama School I came here and was blown away by all the amazing facilities and so many things you can work with and network with that will help you as an actor or whatever course you are doing.
The university facilities blew me away I wanted to go to drama school for years until I came to solent campus and saw how amazing all the facilities were not just for acting!
Facilities are modern and staff are helpful
I joined Solent to study Media Production because of the amazing equipment facilities known as ‘the hatch’. I have recieved endless support from my lecturers and have had countless opportunities from Solent Creatives that has really helped me network, build my portfolio and experience amazing career opportunities.
Best university in terms of facilities, staff, the courses, location. Also one of the best in UK for sports courses
Where to begin the course I was on was so unsatisfactory and the course leaders were a joke, after running around in circles for three years we managed to get somewhere only after going to the OIA. I have advised multiple people about not going to solent merely because of it.
Very nice uni but Student Halls could be refreshed
It's a great place to develop yourself and your skills both as a person and as a professional.
Came here through clearing and have not regretted a moment of it
It’s great, but not a lot of international students so a lot of the locals already have friends of their own :) not the most friendly, quite lonely!
It’s great, but not a lot of international students so a lot of the locals already have friends of their own :) not the most friendly, quite lonely!
Need more parking / more healthy food options in the spark/ doc
I love Solent they are an all inclusive uni and provide so much help and guidance to all students. The services are amazing and I have a real love for it all. I’m in my final year and I’m so greatful to Solent for making me the person I am.
Very modern university with great facilities - especially on media-based courses. Some parts are a bit outdated and the SU isn't massive, but there are several different societies to join, not just sports teams. Variety of cafes and restaurants on campus, all reasonably cheap.
Modern facilities and educated lecturers
The facilities at Solent university are really good and I really like how they have started up the new ‘safe solent’ campaign to ensure that all students are safe on there way home from studying in the library
All universities lecturers I have been taught my have put in as much effort as possible in order to help me achieve to my highest standard
Frankly shocking, the lecturers are under qualified and don’t know their subject and have never been given any sort of teacher training. The facilities are terrible and they student hub is a joke
Good university if you do anything creative the equipment that’s available is amazing and the opportunity that are offered to you are like no other
It’s a great university in general, improving a bit more every day.
I've been at Solent for 2 years now and they provided me support ranging from career advice to helping sort out my student finance, switch course etc.
It’s just been an all round amazing experience, lovely lecturers, great facilities and nice people too
Good support from lecturers Great courses available New buildings great facilities
University is useless. The lecturers don't even know the subject they are teaching and any chance of passing comes from your own self learning.
I transferred here from a different University and I am so glad I did! The English BA degree is brilliant, the lecturers are extremely enthusiastic, inspiring, and supportive. The modules and course content is very varied and gives you a great expanse of knowledge. It has helped me develop as a person in many ways. If you want to study an English degree this is the place to do it!
A really good university, with a proper community feel. Coming to this university was one of the best decisions I made.
Great place to study, loved my time
Such a warm and friendly university
Friendly university that offers a wide range of support to students. Campus is relatively easy to get around.
University is allright overall. Only one nice building, the other ones are old and not attractive. Some lecturers and seminar tutors dont seem like they care about what you are taught. For how much the course is, you are not getting your money worth.
Really good up and coming Uni! Teaching has MASSIVELY improved also the services have.
University has high end facilities and plans to upgrade those that are behind
Good campus facilities. Brilliant Wi-Fi across campus. Student union is okay, bring back the bar!
Fantastic hands on experience. Solent always make you sure the academic work relates to the working world!
University is a small and lovely university. Support from all lecturers and staff is incredible. Never felt so wanted in a university or anywhere before.
The staff are all friendly and it is a really nice atmosphere to be in. The social part is also really good.
I love Solent! Such friendly staff and help is always provided when needed!
The staff always seem to push me in the right direction. For example, with assignments I aim to link them to the automotive industry where I can because that's where I'd like to end up.
Fantastic! Would really recommend to anyone, particularly mature students
Pretty new so still finding it's feet but campus/equipment and courses and 'some of the lecturers are amazing. Very central too and halls are really decent/not too pricey
It’s a good uni but often makes students pay out of their own money for things such as use of the gym Their food which is outrageously priced printing
Nice and modern, but it’s very hard to find your way around! Especially in the student hub building
Terrible course, nothing goes right, lecture planning is non-existant. Lessons are a joke, current lecturer knows nothing about the subject he is teaching. Can't wait to leave and never come back.
I have never been a big fan of Southampton Solent University as they are one of the worst university’s in the United Kingdom, at one point being in the top three. Therefore I will just say it’s awful.
It's a roadside university and often seems like one.
Only con is that tutors are racists towards certain countries
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!
Small City but large amount of students and always plenty to do. And all the teachers I had minus one have been 10/10
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.
Recently refurbished with several new brand buildings. Amazing and supportive staff, excellent teaching facilities. Bring on second year in September.
Very friendly and quite helpful lectures.
Lectures and seminars are delivered in a fun and interesting way, contact time with lecturers is good. Definitely getting a good quality of education.
Great city centre location . Fantastic facilities. Shame about the lack of support for students in all aspects - welfare, careers, ect.
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.
My course at this university has been diabolical, no guidance, no teaching and I am not ready to work in my field.
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.
Amazing spaces and campus, great staff and lots to do
Really great uni espically the careers and solent future. There's a lot of help around the uni and support for the students
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.
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.
Great campus, WiFi on campus is really good however uni halls WiFi is touch and go, often not working or being slow.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Unbelievably disorganised, lots of lectures cancelled for no reason. Lecturers generally uninterested, go elswhere if you can.
Fashion Design course was terrible, and the tutors did not support me, the stress caused mental health problems.
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.
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.
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.
Great nightlife, range of clubs and societies!
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
wifi cuts here and there the facilities are amazing and really worth it
Very good wifi, societies are very limited compared to other universities
Very good university and residences better than expected
Good university for having industry links as the lecturers come from their respective fields, so their knowledge is first class.
Great Uni, everyone is friendly and the facilities are incredible.
Great campus, sunny city, really cool to study there!
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.
Nice uni unorganised at times mix culture
I am in my second year at Solent and I love it!
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.
Great place, okay uni. Love my course, but the whole university is a bit lacklustre
It's pretty decent the internet is flawless like the worldly I saw at Yates one Thursday evening.
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.
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!
Photography area is pretty good :)
A modern style university of 10 years with an unreal night life.
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.
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.
Simply useless university, don't waste your time
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.