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Solent University

With a population of around 11,000 staff and students, Solent University offers over 200 qualifications, from HNDs to PhDs, in areas including business, sport, technology, and the creative industries, and is home to one of the world’s leading maritime schools. Every year we are joined by around 10,000 additional students on short professional courses.

We work closely with businesses to develop courses, deliver apprenticeships, professional development and training that are tailored to industry needs – ensuring our graduates are precisely what employers are looking for. Highly skilled, highly motivated professionals who are ready to jump straight in.

· Home to world-leading research in communication, cultural and media studies, and art and design (REF, 2014)

· Highly rated for teaching, inclusivity, facilities and student employability (QS World University Rankings, 2017)

· Awarded TEF Silver in recognition of the University’s excellent teaching (OfS, 2018)

· 12th out of 124 in the country for boosting graduate earnings (The Economist, based on LEO data, 2015/16)

· In the top 10 UK institutions for number of graduate start-ups created, two years running (HE-BCI, 2016/17)

· Winner of the Times Higher Education ‘Most Improved Student Experience’ Award 2015.

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Mayflower ashore on the banks of the Thames in 1624, being broken for parts. Dr Mike Haywood (used with the kind permission of The General Society of Mayflower Descendants)

Mayflower 400: the science of sailing across the ocean in 1620

When a shipload of puritan colonisers set sail for the New World, maritime science and navigation were fairly unsophisticated.
Mind the plants! Shunevych Serhii/Shutterstock

Lockdown: how to stay fit at home

Use tins of beans, use a coat, use your kids ... it's all about being creative with the space you've got.
A woman cries inside her flooded house in Huarmay, a coastal region of Peru, which in 2017 saw its worst flooding in 20 years. Ernesto Arias/EPA

Three times more people at risk from yearly coastal flooding than previously thought – new research

Hundreds of millions more people will now be at risk from rising seas in the coming decades - with Asia and island nations most vulnerable. How we react to the climate crisis is now even more crucial.

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