About the university

Southampton Solent University (SSU) is a dynamic and distinctive new university dedicated to academic excellence, social justice and the integration of theory and practice. ‘Real world’ experience is built into an exciting range of innovative courses, whether in business, technology, art and design, media production, maritime, the creative industries, or sport.

We have strong local roots within Southampton and its region, working closely with the city, the community, employers and voluntary organisations. The University is open, friendly and inclusive, with not surprisingly, given its great location and growing reputation, a strong international dimension. Overall, about one in five of our students come from Europe or overseas and seventy percent of the total student population comes from outside the Hampshire area.

This makes for a lively, welcoming and stimulating place for work, study and relaxation.


Our East Park Terrace campus is situated in the heart of a vibrant city. With over 16,000 students on work-related courses, in a modern environment, it’s no wonder that our campus is so alive.

Everything is on hand, with shops, restaurants, and bank cashpoints all on campus or nearby. Halls of Residence, the city centre, the railway station and the waterfront are all within 4 to 15 minutes walking distance.

Southampton is a city full of diverse entertainments and facilities, more information can be found in our Living in the City section.




Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton SO14 0YN
Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 3000