So you want to get involved? Great! Let’s get you started. Are you…
Currently studying at Southampton Solent University?
A member of Solent Students’ Union?
Keen to make some telly?
If you answered Yes to all of those questions then we’re perfect for each other… Ahem.
At the moment we’re currently calling a wrap on these past twelve months, but as September draws nearer we’ll soon have details on how you can get involved for the coming academic year. All of the details will be posted on our site, so keep an eye out! You can also check us out on Facebook and Twitter as we’ll post any news there too.
Additionally, if you’re starting your first year of study at Solent this year we can subscribe you to our Newsletter which will tell you where and when to see us during Freshers’ Fair. Just send an email to and we’ll subscribe you for free.
We hope to see you in September!
SonarTV is a television station run by and for students from Southampton Solent University. We are one of our Students’ Union’s flagship media societies and fall under the umbrella of Sonar Media alongside Radio Sonar, Sonar Magazine and Sonar Film. As a station we produce a wide range of programming, from live events coverage to in-house studio shows, and are keen to get all students involved with the experience of making television.
Our main purpose is to let all students with a creative flair get involved with making television. You don’t even have to be on a media course. Our society is a place to allow your ideas to be free from constraints and find the resources to make them come to life. With SonarTV you have a free pass to be as imaginative, creative and outrageous as you’d like whilst learning, developing skills, and gaining work experience in television production. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to present your own weekly show, film events such as live music and sport, or fancy producing your own regular television series, then we’re the society for you.
In addition to giving students creative opportunities, we are the only facility in the university affiliated with NaSTA, the National Student Television Association. This means that our members can attend and have their hard work submitted for recognition at the annual awards and conference in April of each year.
Never have you had a better way to meet other like-minded media folk. We regularly hold socials, meet ups and get togethers, and as you become more involved your fellow members will soon feel like a second family. We’re here to support all of our members, and welcome anyone who wishes to be involved.
Like all societies within Solent Students’ Union we are required to charge a membership fee for our society. At the moment our membership fee is £10. This is a price that we set at the beginning of each year to ensure that the society has a budget to purchase and maintain equipment, can afford affiliation with groups like NaSTA, and can pay for the cost of having simple things like a functional website. As a not-for-profit and part of Solent Students’ Union, all of our funds are spent on benefiting the society and its members. So consider your membership fee a contribution towards making your experience with SonarTV the best that it can be!