Southampton Solent University’s plans for maritime education and training, including the Warsash Maritime Academy

Over the past few months the University has been carrying out a business review looking at the best way to invest in, develop and grow its maritime education and training, including its Warsash Maritime Academy.

The University has identified two options: to invest in the existing Warsash campus; and/or to relocate and invest in new facilities at East Park Terrace in Southampton.

These options were discussed at the University’s Board of Governors meeting on Wednesday 29 April. They endorsed the proposals: that both options will be assessed in more detail but the preferred option would be to move all or some of the delivery to East Park Terrace in Southampton city centre.

Over the coming weeks the University will be developing a new maritime education and training strategy, which will outline its plans for long-term sustainability and growth. The University will also meet with staff, cadets/delegates, clients and the maritime industry to gather further input and feedback.

A spokesperson for the University said: “We place great value on our maritime education and training provision. This review will bring our maritime education and training onto a long-term, sustainable footing and enable us to be equipped to meet the challenges and demands ahead, including opportunities to grow our business.

“Increased competition, an uncertain future of funding, and a need to respond to the growing demands of cadets, delegates and clients mean that we need to ensure a learning experience that consistently meets and exceeds expectations for maritime education and training.”

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT THE MEDIA OFFICE ON 023 8201 3040 or press.office@solent.ac.uk

About Southampton Solent University 

Southampton Solent University offers more than 19,000 students over 200 qualifications ranging from HND to PhD, in subjects such as maritime education and training, fashion and design, media and television, music, health, sport and leisure, business, IT and technology. The University was awarded the 2013 Quality Assurance kitemark for quality and standards of teaching and learning. Solent was voted one of the most creative universities in the UK in a Which? University 2014 poll of students. Solent Business School has been awarded the Small Business Charter Award, which is supported by the Association of Business Schools and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and ‘gold approval’ by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

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Home to around 11,000 students studying everything from HNDs to PhDs, Southampton Solent University is dedicated to enabling learners of all backgrounds to become enterprising citizens and responsible leaders, while also promoting economic and social prosperity. Winner of the Times Higher Education ‘Most Improved Student Experience’ Award 2015, Solent is a dynamic university with strong local links and a growing network of global connections – and a reputation for developing grounded, well-prepared graduates with the skills and experience employers want. Holder of the small business charter, home to one of the world’s leading maritime training academies and voted one of the UK’s most creative universities in the 2013 and 2014 Which? University student polls, Solent applies passion and innovative practice to all its courses. Spanning business and law, the creative industries, engineering and technology, maritime, media, sport and tourism, those courses deliver a practical blend of career-focused tuition and real-world experience – giving our students the tools they need to shape their own success.

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We place great value on our maritime education and training provision. This review will bring our maritime education and training onto a long-term, sustainable footing and enable us to be equipped to meet the challenges and demands ahead, including opportunities to grow our business.
Spokesperson for the University