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Southampton Solent University

Southampton | South East England

Sporty Creative City By the sea

Ucas code: S30

We're a dynamic new university dedicated to academic excellence, social justice and the integration of theory and practice. Real world experience is built into innovative courses in business, technology, art and design, media production, maritime, the creative industries and sport. We have strong roots in Southampton and the region, working closely with the community and employers.
Source:Solent Students' Union (Southampton Solent)

What students say about this university

Dialog 376 comments (120 students)
    • Everyday expenses

      it was quite easy for me because i paid everything in advance and did not have to think about it any more. also , i got a...

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      2012, 1st year, Hospitality, Leisure, Sport, Tourism & Transport Not Elsewhere Classified

      Everyday expenses

      it was quite easy for me because i paid everything in advance and did not have to think about it any more. also , i got a 100pound voucher for the canteen and 5% reduction of tuition fees.

      2012, 1st year, Hospitality, Leisure, Sport, Tourism & Transport Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Nightlife

      These halls are slightly run down as the building is quite outdated. Washing is quiet expensive and often doesn't even work.

      2016, 1st year, Mechanical Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Getting results back at the time specified, they are always late. Need more computers in the library.

      2012, 2nd year, Marketing

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    • The upside

      It is a very friendly modern university, the staff and lecturers are very helpful and are always willing to give advise.

      2012, 1st year, Environmental Geography

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    • Everyday expenses

      Taxis are SO cheap. I have never been anywhere that has cabs the cost of Southampton, so you can always get around/home...

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      2012, 2nd year, Public Relations

      Everyday expenses

      Taxis are SO cheap. I have never been anywhere that has cabs the cost of Southampton, so you can always get around/home cheaply. Drinks are equally ridiculously cheap - and often result in problems - 5 shots for 5 is one of the many deals on a student night. Part time work is always available due to the extensive amount of bars and restaurants in the area, and the uni is very good at helping with jobs on campus too.

      2012, 2nd year, Public Relations

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    • Everyday expenses

      there are plenty of cheap shops nearby the main campus.

      2012, 2nd year, Management Studies

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Diverse local nightlife

72%

MED

Creative

77%

HIGH

Varied union activities

57%

LOW

Sporty

76%

HIGH

Political

35%

LOW

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 92% LOW
Student score 77% MED
Average graduate salary £18k LOW

Overall student satisfaction

81%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

11,285

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

96%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

15%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

40%

of students are female

Young / Mature

15%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

15%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

65%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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