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Applying to Solent University
- Entry Requirements:
144-159 UCAS Points
Average range for Solent University entry requirements. Varies depending on the course.
- TEF Rating
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Solent University Reputation
Southampton Solent University is located in South England, Hampshire. The reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 11,060 students are enrolled at Southampton Solent University:
- 9,250 of these students come from the UK
- 1,210 come from other EU countries
- And 605 are students from non-EU countries.
(Source: HESA 2016/17)
The graduate outcomes for Southampton Solent University show that six months after leaving university, 95% of graduates are in work or further study. The average graduate salary six months after leaving Southampton Solent University, is £18,000 a year.
(Source: DLHE Survey 2016)
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Read Solent University Reviews
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.