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1. Welcome

Welcome to Southampton Solent University

Congratulations for gaining a place to study at Southampton Solent University! We can’t wait to welcome you to campus this September and we hope you’re as excited as we are about the start of a new academic year!

HelloUni is a dedicated space for you, as a new student, to find out about everything you’ll need to know and do before arriving on campus.

You would have already been emailed your Joining Instructions by the Admission and Enrolment Team which outline your arrival date and the room you need to go to when you first arrive. To find the building that your arrival room is in, please view our campus map.

HelloUni will provide you with information on Welcome Week, enrolment, accommodation, studying at Solent, life in Southampton, the Students Union, sport activities and fees and finance. If you have any questions about studying with us that aren’t answered here, each page will have contact details – please do give us a call!

The University is running its highly successful online preparatory course for international and EU students from 1st September: sign up for a course, or find out more information.

Need more help?

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Tel: 023 8201 5066

International students

2. Welcome Week and enrolment

Welcome Week and enrolment

Our official welcome week commences on Monday 19 September 2016, although some of you may not be scheduled to attend your first activity until later on in the week – please do check your Joining Instructions for your specific arrival date.

Your welcome week is packed with activity to ensure you get acquainted with your course, your peers and your University.

Towards the end of August, you will be emailed a username and password which will allow you to access the pre-registration screens and Solent Online Learning – this is where you will find your individual welcome week timetable outlining exactly what you’ll be doing that week. The information below lets you know what to expect from specific sessions scheduled during welcome week. It will also give you a checklist of anything you need to bring to that session.

If you have any questions regarding the information below, or your induction timetable, please contact the admission and enrolment team on 023 8201 5066.

Need more help?

If you need further help or information please contact the income team.

Tel: 023 8201 5066


3. Accommodation


Have you found somewhere to live yet?

While you study at Southampton Solent University it is important that you find somewhere that you feel comfortable living. Local students may choose to live at home during their time at the University, or alternatively all students have the choice of living in either University residences or private accommodation.

If you haven’t organised your accommodation yet please take a look at the options below and get in contact with us at

You have two choices:

Need more help?

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Tel: 023 8201 5040

4. Student Services

Student Services

Student Services aim to provide all students with the information, advice, guidance and referral to on a wide variety of subjects relating to your learning and life at University. Professional and experienced staff can help resolve any query, and if they cannot answer the question themselves they will find the person who can.

5. Living in Southampton

Living in Southampton

Southampton is a City for everyone. For further information on living on campus, going out, shopping, leisure, history, places of worship, days out and disabled access go to the Living in Southampton page.

Solent Sport

As an integral part of the University’s lifestyle, Solent Sport is committed to providing a quality service to all Southampton Solent University students, while also supporting the needs of staff, alumni and the local community.

Our product and service range is carefully designed to maximise sporting opportunities and to underpin the student experience in Southampton. We offer competitive and recreational sport, coach education courses and volunteering opportunities, as well as talented athlete support. 

Our facilities include a watersports centre, state-of-the-art football venue as well as multi-use indoor sports halls and exciting development plans are in place to greatly enhance our sporting provision.

These are exciting times for sport at Southampton Solent University, and we would like you to be part of it. So, have a browse through our website, and let us know what you would like to get involved in – we are here to cater for all your sporting aspirations.

Students Union

Where students are heard, students are supported and students are given choice.The Solent SU enriches the student experience through opportunities, support, influence and action.Where students are heard, students are supported and students are given choice. For more information visit the Solent SU website.

Working in Southampton

Many of our students work part-time to earn money and get work experience. Some even start their own businesses while they are still students. Employability and Enterprise advisers can support you to find part-time work in Southampton or develop your business idea. Remember, gaining good employability skills is important for students on any course. Find how we can help you

Stay safe

We want your time whilst studying in Southampton to be an enjoyable one. It is important to also stay safe when out and about, see our tips on how to do this

Need more help?

Tel: 023 8201 5200

6. Fees and finance

Fees and finance

Studying at University is one of the best investments you can make so we want to ensure that you have all of the information you need to enable you to make good financial decisions.

Your offer letter would have confirmed the tuition fees you are being charged for your first year of study at Southampton Solent University and you would have hopefully submitted an application for any student loans you need. If you haven't yet done this, it's not too late! You will just need to ensure you have enough money to tie you over until your loan is granted. You can apply for a student loan by visiting the Student Finance England website. Please note that loans aren't usually released by the SLC until five working days after your formal enrolment at University.

How do I pay my fees?

Most UK and EU students will have applied for a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company and the SLC pay us your fees directly. If you are paying fees yourself, we accept payment in a number of ways.

When am I meant to pay my tuition fees?

You can find out information about payment dates here.

Do I get a discount if I pay my tuition fees in advance?

You may qualify for a 5% discount on your tuition fees if you pay in full before 23 September 2016 or three days before the start of your course if your course start date is after 26 September 2016. There is additional criteria that you will have to meet to be able to qualify for this discount.

Do I qualify for an alumni discount if I have studied at Southampton Solent University before?

You may be eligible for up to a 50% discount of your tuition fees if you are returning to study a postgraduate courses at the University. View eligibility information.

What funding is available to help me pay my tuition fees?

The University offers a range of scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition of accommodation.

There are also a number of other forms of financial support available to students depending on location and status.

My employer or another organisation are paying for my tuition fees. Is there anything I need to do or provide?

It is your responsibility to provide verifiable evidence that someone else is paying your tuition fees. You can view our guidance on what documentation if you need help.

If you have any questions on fees or finance, our Income Team will be happy to help.

Tel: 023 8201 3970

Page last updated on Wednesday 31 August 2016 at 8.57am.


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