Find out more about our new Student Village in the JM building
As part of our Strategy 2025 and the aim for our students to be 'Work Ready, World Ready, Future Ready', we recognised that bringing together our student services in one physical place was an important step in supporting our students.
We are now excited to announce the opening of the first phase of our new 'Student Village' on level one of the John Millais (JM) building.
This new zone incorporates the following services, adjacent to the existing Students' Union space:
Solent's student-powered freelancing agency. Pop in to find out about paid freelancing opportunities, with lots of support from the team to help get you started.
You don't need equipment - the team have all sorts of kit available and a suite of Macs that you can use. A great way to learn the skills of a freelancer, get paid and boost your portfolio!
You can find Solent Creatives in JM109.
A collaboration and breakout space with kitchenette facilities (including a microwave) that students can use at any time. Please note that there may be sessions running in this space to support guided learning, depending on the day / time – all sessions will be advertised on the portal events calendar.
You can find the Workshop in JM108 with Solent Futures.
Our dedicated careers team will be available between 12.30-3.30pm, Monday-Friday. No need to book an appointment, just drop in! Solent Futures offer employability and enterprise advice and support to students and graduates, to help you achieve your ambitions. Talk to the team to find out about jobs, starting a business, CVs, your LinkedIn profile and more!
You can find Solent Futures in the Workshop, JM108.
A calm and quiet space for students to use. This might be helpful if you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed or experiencing sensory overload. There are different types of seating, a bubble tube, lamps, blinds and blankets for you to utilise.
You can find the Sensory Room in JM110.
A safe space for employees and students to meditate, pray or rest. Washing facilities are located opposite the room.
You can find the Multi-faith Room in JM112.
Keep an eye on the portal for information about phase two of this project, including the relocation of the Student Hub, coming in 2023.