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Welcome to Solent

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

13th September 2023

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

We know that many of you will be arriving at our residences this week, so please read below to find out what we have planned for you from Monday 18 September and how you can prepare for the new term.

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 between Monday 18-Friday 22 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 the MySolent app to find your emails, campus map, timetable and lots more support. And if you download the app before the end of September, you could win a Samsung Galaxy S23+!

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. 

You can find all of our events and activities on Hello Uni. Get ready for our Fresher's Fayre, a petting zoo, karaoke, wellbeing cafes and much more! 

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 support teams are all on campus, at the end of the phone or on email, ready to help you with your queries. Come along to the Student Hub, located at the back of the Spark 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. 

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