Southampton Solent University
Ranked 122 in UK
about university

Southampton Solent University is more than just a university – it’s an active part of the wider world. Through our global network of industry contacts and an innovative blend of specialised knowledge and real-world experience, we give our students the tools they need to forge their own success story.

Southampton Solent University is friendly, dynamic and innovative. Our high quality academic programmes are built to produce individuals equipped with the skills that modern employers are looking for. We also offer a range of cultural, artistic, sporting and social opportunities, all designed to enhance your student experience and boost your future prospects.

Our mission:

"The pursuit of inclusive and flexible forms of higher education which meet the needs of employers and prepare students to succeed in a fast-changing competitive world."

The Southampton Solent University Charter

Southampton Solent University is a community of learners where aspiration, innovation and success are encouraged and supported.

Our history

Students outside of universitySouthampton Solent University became a university in July 2005. 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 Southampton Solent University.

The University is particularly well known for the distinctiveness and excellence of its provision in maritime courses, the creative industries and sport.

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