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Solent University's maritime strategy has led to significant investment into our maritime technology and facilities, with a spend of around £43 million from 2017 to 2020.
The investment began with the relocation of officer cadet training to new premises at St Mary's campus in Southampton city centre in September 2017. The University's maritime centre for the tuition of first certification officer cadets is a dedicated building located within the grounds of City College.
This was followed in September 2018 with the transfer of tuition for Merchant Navy senior officers, commercial yacht certification, maritime safety management, leadership and security courses from the Warsash campus into fully refurbished premises at the University's main East Park Terrace campus in Southampton city centre.
Teaching for the fire school, maritime safety and offshore, first aid and medical, and seamanship courses remain at the waterside, lower site of the Warsash campus, with investment plans for new and improved facilities.
The University remains committed to investing in high quality maritime education and training and will continue to build upon the heritage associated with Warsash Maritime Academy in the new premises.
The University invested £6m in the renovation of new premises at St Mary's campus. The new maritime centre of excellence provides a distinct modern teaching environment exclusively for seafarers studying for their first Certificate of Competency. How to find St Mary's Campus
St Mary's campus is just a 10-minute walk from the main University campus at East Park Terrace, meaning officer cadets can take full advantage of all the facilities on offer there, including:
Additionally, officer cadets can use the City College canteen facilities, which serve breakfast, lunch and refreshments, with indoor and outdoor seating. The location also puts cadets within easy reach of excellent access to rail and bus transport links and the full range of Southampton city centre's amenities.
Cadets at Warsash Maritime Academy can live in the University's David Moxon and Emily Davies student residences. Both residences are located in Southampton city centre and are a short walk from the St Mary's campus, and the University's main East Park Terrace campus.
The David Moxon student residence offers:
The Emily Davies student residence offers:
Find out more about officer cadet student residence options
The teaching provision for Merchant Navy senior officers and commercial yacht certification has transferred from the Warsash campus to the Reginald Mitchell Building at the University's main East Park Terrace campus in Southampton City Centre.
Bridge, engine and liquid cargo operations simulation courses will remain at the Warsash campus until the transfer to our new simulation centre at the East Park Terrace campus from June 2019.
For these courses, the University has embarked on a refurbishment programme of the Reginald Mitchell building at the East Park Terrace campus (shown in the image above). This includes classrooms, labs, workshops and a brand new simulator suite. East Park Terrace is only a ten minute walk from the St Mary's campus.
Tuition for fire fighting, maritime safety and offshore, medical, and seamanship certification remains at the Warsash campus (lower site), with plans for development (subject to planning permissions and funding), including:
If you have any questions about the investment and developments at Warsash please get in touch.
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