Making sure your voice is heard
Solent Students’ Union is proud to say we are run by students, for students. We aim to ensure that every student has the highest quality of education and best student experience possible during their time here at Solent University.
We are here to improve students’ education, make campus life fun, look after their wellbeing, make them more employable for after university, and ultimately empower them to change the world around them.
As a Students' Union, we are constantly listening, learning, evolving and being accountable for our actions. Equality, diversity, and inclusivity, as well as sustainability, are extremely important to us and will be the driving force behind our strategic planning.
We are also a registered charity, which means that any money we generate from our SU shop, advertisements or events is reinvested straight back into our Students’ Union to improve the student journey.
Students at the centre
Our students are at the heart of everything we do. Our four sabbatical officers, who are elected annually, represent the voice for over 6500 students at Solent University. They are the face of the Union, with a reliable and innovative team working behind the scenes to support them during their time in office, as well as the wider SU.
Click here to see who our sabbatical officers are!
The SU team
Although we are a small team, don’t let that fool you. The work we do is BIG – from hosting large scale events to working with leading organisations in the area to solve issues that impact our students. We are full of outstanding staff, volunteers, elected officers and Trustees, who hold specialist skills and experiences that help our students to grow and flourish during their time with us.
Our teams spread across finance, communications and engagement, and our membership departments. Click here to meet the SU team!
We make your student experience more enjoyable
We also offer a wide range of opportunities, services, and support to help students get the most out of their time at university, such as:
Working with Solent University
While we work closely with departments from all across the university, we are a separate organisation. This is important for several reasons, but mainly it means that if students have an academic problem while studying, they can come and talk to us, the Students’ Union. And they can do this in the confidence that we can take up the issue with the university and help to resolve it. Learn more about Solent University here.