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Southampton Solent University

About

Located in the town of Southampton, in the United Kingdom, Solent University formerly known as the Southampton Solent University is a public university which has its origin traced back to 1855. Founded as the private School of Art, the school, subsequently became the Southampton College of Art. 

Later on, in the year 1984, Southampton Institute of Higher Education was formed as a result of the merger between the College of Nautical Studies at Warsash and Southampton College of Technology. And in the year 2004, the Southampton Institute was awarded the University status and was renamed as Southampton Solent University. However, in the year 2018, the University had its last name change as the Solent University. 

Currently having a student base of 12,000 students, the Solent University offers professional and practical courses in a wide range of subject areas including Art and design, Engineering, Fashion, Sport and fitness, Business and Finance, Law and criminology and English and journalism. Also, Solent University holds affiliations with GuildHE, Million+ and Universities UK. 

Student accommodation Solent University

Southampton is a student-friendly town with many universities, colleges and a massive student crowd, so if you are a student searching out for Solent Uni Accommodation or private housing in Southampton, do not worry. The city has a lot to offer in terms of student accommodation which includes private halls of residence, student dorms and halls of residence.

Solent University accommodation or halls of residence are residential blocks with flats and rooms located inside the university campus. They are usually constructed by the University to provide a secure and comfortable on-campus housing option for the students. The Solent University accommodation tends to get sold out at a rapid pace, thanks to its popularity and proximity to the University. Also, note that only a full-time student can apply for the Solent University accommodation.

In addition to the on-campus accommodation options, the students can also choose from the extensive range of private student rooms in Southampton, which includes a variety of premium yet budget-friendly studios, non-en-suites, ensuites and shared flats. Some of the popular and cheap Southampton student accommodation around Solent university includes Cumberland Place, Vincent Place and Capital House. Apart from this, you will also find a range of semester stay housing options near Solent university, if in case you are looking out for one. 

Location

Solent University has a total of 3 primary campuses, City Campus, Timsbury Lake Campus and Warsash Campus. 

Located on the East Park Terrace, near the maritime hub and the city centre, the City Campus is the Solent’s main campus. Spread across 52,000m² of space, the city campus is home to Mountbatten Library, Sports Hall, Sir James Matthews building, Herbert Collins building, Reginald Mitchell building and The Dock Restaurant. 

Situated in the town Timsbury, the Solent University’s Timsbury Lake Campus is also known as the Ship Handling Centre. The Timsbury Lake Campus is home to the model ship handling centre which offers specialist training for masters, pilots and ship’s officers. 

Solent University’s Warsash campus is also known as Warsash Maritime Academy is located on the eastern bank of the Hamble River overlooking Southampton Water. The Academy offers a range of yacht and boat design degree programmes along with specialist support services for the maritime industry and a suite of international maritime studies courses. 

Student life

The student life at Solent university is much more than just academics. Located at the heart of Southampton, the campus, as well as city life, is full of fun, culture, sports, bars and restaurants, shopping spots and much more.

The students can spend their leisure time researching or reading a book at the University’s well-stocked library or join their friends in a game of football at the university state-of-art sports complex. The University also houses a Students’ Union which often throws many gigs and events including the Big Night Out and Freshers’ Fayre. 

Looking for a place to satisfy your taste buds? Then, head out to The Artisan or Mettricks at the Guildhall Square. Groove to the trendy music at the Joiners on St Mary’s Street or shop out at Re:So, in the Marlands shopping centre for a perfect outfit.  

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