A SOUTHAMPTON university has announced the launch of two new schools to meet growing demand.

Solent University has launched Solent Business School and Solent Law School in response to an increasing need among students for real-world learning and "future readiness".

The two new schools will offer flexible degree courses which allow students to pursue specialist knowledge and graduate with a transferable skill set.

The schools will work with organisations, charities and legal chambers to collaborate on research, consultancy projects and creative briefs, as well as to provide students with work experience opportunities.

Professor Karen Stanton, Vice-Chancellor of Solent University, Southampton, says: “Our University motto is ‘Ready for Anything’ and it’s important that our courses and academic staff actively prepare students for their future careers.

"Our two new schools embody this ethos, alongside the agile, innovative, creative and enterprising nature of Solent itself.

“Solent has a reputation for producing grounded, well-prepared graduates with the knowledge and experience employers want.

"By helping them develop and use their skills sets through the many opportunities available to them, through real-world learning and applied assessments, they will be ready for the world of work.”

Solent Business School will help its graduates take on pivotal roles in helping UK businesses address the skills challenge and take advantage of future economic opportunities in a "post-COVID era", while Solent Law School graduates will develop the professional awareness and personal attributes needed to effectively continue their development after university.

Caroline Walsh, director of Solent Business School, said: “There has never been a greater need for a business education to help us solve some of society’s biggest social and economic challenges, created in part by Covid-19 and Brexit. Whether students have a passion for music, art, technology or law, we want Solent Business School to provide a gateway to something bigger and better.”

Kevin Rogers, director of Solent Law School, added: “We want to arm students with the real-life experience they need to succeed in whatever field they choose, whether that’s law or otherwise.

"Our new law school will provide students with a range of experiences in which they can truly practice what they might go onto do in employment.”