Southampton Solent Universityis a university of 17,000 students based inSouthampton, United Kingdom. Its main campus is located on East Park Terrace near the city centre. Solent University students are represented by Solent Students' Union, which is based on the East Park Terrace campus.
Southampton Solent University (SSU) is a dynamic and distinctive new university dedicated to academic excellence, social justice and the integration of theory and practice. ‘Real world’ experience is built into an exciting range of innovative courses, whether in business, technology, art and design, media production, maritime, the creative industries, or sport.
SSU has strong local roots within Southampton and its region, working closely with the city, the community, employers and voluntary organizations. The University is open, friendly and inclusive, with not surprisingly, given its great location and growing reputation, a strong international dimension. Overall, about one in five of our students come from Europe or overseas and seventy percent of the total student population comes from outside the Hampshire area. This makes for a lively, welcoming and stimulating place for work, study and relaxation.
In recent years, the University has pioneered new subject areas and curriculum approaches to higher education and experienced a 100% increase in applications over the past five years. Traditionally strong in what used to be called ‘vocational subjects’, many of its courses enjoy professional body recognition and accreditation. These represent an imaginative response to the fast changing nature and needs of the modern economy, and also reflect the strengths of the staff, many with an industry or practitioner background. As a result, the courses combine intellectual stimulus, academic excellence and ‘hands on’ experience shaped and informed by employers.
Sanda University and SSU signed cooperation agreement in 2013, aiming to develop student exchange between the universities.