The university is great. Fun lessons. Made lots of new friends of different ages that have the same interests as me. There is a society for any interest you may have.
My teachers are funny and encourage me to want to learn The maths is too easy
Very good, clean toilets and plenty for anyone.
It is very close to West Quay, a very big shopping centre, and the high street. The deli here can be expensive but it is a quick walk past the park to get to any of the shops on the high street.
Very good, I can contact them at any time and get a quick response
Good experience overall. Opportunities and work in uni helps. I recommend this university to other students. Very good experience with the city and university.
Very good job
Some teachers don’t know how to engage
Loads of opportunities
I certainly love it. It's an experience that has to be lived by everyone. We have to make the most of it as long as it lasts. I most certainly feel that when I graduate I'll miss this.
It gives us many choices and does everything in that area.
I don't like something in particular
There are incredible.
I could say so.
It's taken me a couple of months to settle down here but now I'm really happy. I love my course, my accomodation it's okay, I love the society I'm in (I've been able tl work in 4 live events thanks to them!) and I feel like I've taken a good decision coming here.
Courses are really industry focussed and work placements are offered during the year. Societies as Live Events Society also teaches us and provide us opportunities to get experience.
We've got really practical lessons which are great. I have nothing to xomplain about how we've been taught so far.
Most of the buildings have a good aesthetic. Rooms are big, well decorated and there are spaces for everything that's needed.
Yes, yo can get from uni to most places of interest in about 10 minutes.
There is a decent range to choose between and they are all good.
Counselling is good. They're kind and willing to help. I haven't been in the need to ask for academic support but from what I've seen, staff are really helpful and supportive.
I love university , I received a lot of support from the teachers and I made many friends. I am in the first year, I do not have so many experiences, but I want to make many memories and live new experiences.
I like everything
Yes, the uni is very closed
I like it
It’s been a great experience so far. I’m enjoying every part of it. The lecturers are great and give back advice on how to get your grades higher. The social part of it is also great.
Work placements as part of the course, guest lecturers. Student jobs within the uni
No exams, practicals where we organise events. But sometimes lectures can be repetitive
No student bar. But other than that it’s good
They are good. A lot of it is modern
Yes. It’s very close to the city centre and most types of accommodation
There are a large variety that anyone can sign up to.
There is always someone to go to if you need any help. Both lecturers and the student hub are an email away
Love going to uni , library is fab, tutors are helpful and everyone seems nice. It was a great choice to go to uni and i love the whole journey. Dont regret anything
Rent is very high
Yes its in a good location
University has been enjoyable at the most part with the reality that living as an adult is difficult at first. The course and university have been progressive and challenging
Massively! They are constantly providing chances and opportunities for us to head into placements
I like the support and group work we have within the course but I also enjoy the opportunity they give to do independent work to better yourself. I’m don’t have awful lot to say negatively about our course however
I think I student union represent a strong community that Solent has by continuously providing opportunities and volunteering programs within the context of uni life for every student
It’s very central to the city so connection to the services, train station and amenities are all in distance. The cost of living however is fairly steep as it’s in the centre.
Unbelievable! The new sports complex has been built with 3 levels of gym space and 2 new sports halls. I will admit some parts of the uni look run down a little but that is due to the expense of the new building
Yes! Solent is by far the best for distance from places etc
A huge variety of sports and specials ranging from sports to glee club. It’s also very easy to set up your own society in terms of support
Great, both sides are easily accessible with lectures and counsellors emails readily available
It is good, I struggled a little this year with mental health but the university have been very supportive and have helped me greatly. The lecturers are friendly and approachable and the classes are in depth and detailed.
There are events available to help students such as Careers Fare, CV workshops and placements.
Seminars get everyone involved and once you get past that first bit of awkwardness, then it's easy to open up in class. Sometimes there could be more of a separation between the lessons, for example on a Tuesday I am in class from 10-5 but I only get 1 hours break at 11 so it's difficult to eat lunch at this time.
They are very attentive, they seems to actively listen to what students want and act on those decisions. They appear approachable if needed and welcoming.
Private sector halls were cheaper than actual University accommodation, I don't think this should be the case. The price of the University accommodation is the same amount as my student funding, leaving me little to no money to spend on food, university supplies (such as stationary), etc. The condition of my private halls is up to a good standard, it's a little basic in décor but it doesn't cost as much as some of the better looking accommodations. The safety is next to none, we have regular fire alarm checks every week at the same time so we can be assured that we are safe in our building. We also have a 24/7 maintenance members of staff on site who can be contacted at any time by mobile.
They are excellent, everything is new and regularly maintained. They are constantly making upgrades and there have been no problems from my point of view.
Yes, it is right in the centre of town, and easily accessible. It is a 10-15 minute walk from my accommodation and everything is right where I need it. If I forget anything, I can easily pop out for a few minutes and find what I need on the high street.
There are plenty of societies and students are welcome to make their own if they feel like it.
Very good. Lecturers are very open to questions and advice if needed. Personal support is nearly instant. You don't need to wait long for counselling and they keep in contact with you. Additional support such as funding is also very quick and attentive.
I don't really enjoy getting scammed out of my money, so I think it was kind of bad. Terrible management, poor quality, little to no lectures. DON'T APPLY FOR THIS COURSE!
I have been scammed by a lecturer doing unpaid work for them upon being promised a job opportunity afterwards, which never happened, so there is that. Not a single thing has been done. No efforts have been made to increase my employability. Would give 0 stars if I could.
cons: Seeing as I only have 1 single lesson per week, I refuse to call this a proper course. Money trap is a better term for it. The course team do this really annoying thing where they have phantom slots on the timetable with no delivered content to cheat the system. During lessons we just watch movies which we might as well just watch at home. We don't get taught anything. The course leader is rude and unprofessional, alongside being unable to take feedback, as said feedback always gets deflected right away. I am warning you, do NOT apply for this course. The budget this course receives is abysmal, hence the shocking lack of quality. Try to get into Bournemouth instead if you can. pros: I like that I at least have some more experience now as far as getting scammed goes, so that is a plus.
Living in Southampton is difficult and expensive, especially for students. It is easy to fall into an agency trap, as people enjoy to take advantage of students, including the university. Accommodation is extremely overpriced. Southampton is littered with crime. The university does not make an effort of doing anything about this. I do not feel safe here.
We are being denied life drawing lessons due to a lack of facilities, so they're pretty garbage I would say.
The university is somewhat close to the city center, though it is a lot easier to just pop into the canteen for a quick meal. Canteen is private and does not provide any discounts for students. Expensive.
I wish this uni invested more money into the course quality instead of useless sports facilities
The feedback I have received on this course has been highly contradictory. For example: Another REALLY annoying thing they do is tell you that your work is fine, and then once it gets graded, you suddenly receive the feedback you could have used earlier on. One of the course lecturers somehow got to run a highly technical unit they clearly did not have any expertise in. The feedback I have received was very confusing and did not make a lot of sense. It seems very likely that said lecturer was pressured into teaching something they did now know anything about.