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Southampton Solent University

Southampton | South East England

Creative Sporty 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 378 comments (124 students)
    • The downside

      First year of the course, but then it gets better

      2013, 2nd year, Public Relations

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    • The downside

      On having more having activities and other things to do, for those that are not in to the clubbing scene and so on

      2013, 1st year

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    • The downside

      Halls was the main let down this year. My student residence was really disappointing and brought the whole experience of uni...

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      2013, 1st year, Popular Music Performance

      The downside

      Halls was the main let down this year. My student residence was really disappointing and brought the whole experience of uni down a notch. Every night I had to wear ear plugs just so that I could get to sleep, and every day I'd be lucky if I had a clean surface to prepare my meals on. It was disgusting. I shared a kitchen with 9 other people, so it was impossible to stay clean! I can't wait to move into my house with only two other people!

      2013, 1st year, Popular Music Performance

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    • The downside

      Organisation can be a bit hit and miss at times.

      2013, 1st year, Mechanical Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      timely feedback

      2013, 1st year, Integrated Engineering

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    • The downside

      More organisation in all areas.

      2013, 1st year, Creative Arts & Design Not Elsewhere Classified

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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.

Political

36%

LOW

Sporty

75%

HIGH

Varied union activities

55%

LOW

Diverse local nightlife

68%

MED

Creative

75%

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £18k LOW
Student score 78% MED

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

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League table rankings

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