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Welcome to Solent

Find out what we have planned for you over the next few weeks

14th September 2022

Welcome, new students! We hope you are excited about getting stuck into your first term at university.

As we hope you are aware, due to the death of Her Majesty The Queen last week, the University will be closed on Monday 19 September for the bank holiday. The University will reopen on Tuesday, when Welcome Week will commence and university activities will continue as normal. Revised timetables should be sent out to all student by the end of this week.

We know that many of you will be arriving at our residences this week, so in the meantime, please see below for how you can prepare for the new term and what we have planned for you from next Tuesday.

If you haven’t already, please sign into Solent Online Learning (SOL) and join Get Ready for Solent, to find out how we can help make your first few months at Solent as successful as possible.

The admissions and enrolment team will be in the Spark building, Tuesday to Friday, to help you enrol and issue you with your campus card. Feel free to ask them any questions – we’re all here to help.

Download our MySolent app to find your campus map, emails, timetable and lots more support. And if you download the app before the end of September, you could win a Samsung Galaxy S22+!

Welcome events

We’ve been working with the Solent Students’ Union (SU) to plan a full calendar of events for you over the next few weeks, and there’s something for everyone. Take a look at the below timetables for events run by the University:

Friday 16 September >

Saturday 17 - Sunday 18 September >

Tuesday 20 September >

Wednesday 21 September >

Thursday 22 September >

Friday 23 September >

Saturday 24 - Sunday 25 September >

W/C Monday 26 September > 

You can find the Students’ Union’s events (Fresher's Fayre, petting zoo, karaoke and much more) on their website.

All of our Welcome Week events are also open to returning students on levels 5 and 6 – feel free to come along!

Help and support

Our teams are all on campus and ready to help you with your queries.* Come along to the Student Hub, located on the ground level of the Andrews building, to ask any questions.

You can also contact our support services as below:

Student Hub: / 023 8201 5200

Funding team:

Therapy and mental health team:

You can find more about our student services on the student portal.

We’d also like to make you aware of our Student Assistance Programme, where you can find support on the following topics:

  • Physical health – weight, exercise, sleep, smoking, drinking.
  • Emotional health – anxiety, panic attacks, depression, stress.
  • Life support – legal and financial, family and relationships, bereavement and loss.
  • Work and education.

Our Student Assistance Programme is a confidential resource, provided by external company, Health Assured. You can download the ‘My Healthy Advantage’ app, access Health Assured’s online portal, or phone a counsellor, for free and whenever you need it. Find out more >

*Excluding the bank holiday on Monday 19 September