Teaching comes first at the University of Portsmouth and our students are central to everything we do. University of Portsmouth offer more than 190 undergraduate degrees and 150 postgraduate and doctorate degrees and programmes across a broad range of subject areas.The students benefit from opportunities such as:
University of Portsmouth is a globally responsible institution, committed to identifying and solving problems, enriching people’s lives and creating lasting impact. University of Portsmouth wants to help shape the future and know it takes more than words to make a difference.
That’s exactly what our research aims to do. The University is making a significant difference in the world. 78% of our research impact was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in REF.The belief in knowledge-sharing makes our research exceptional and relevant. The approach is always collaborative, and we work with local and global partners in education and industry.
University of Portsmouth offers support and advice to all students, including:
University of Portsmouth are able to guarantee a room in University halls of residence to all new, full-time students who make us their firm, first choice and meet accommodation deadlines when starting courses in September or October. There is a huge range of student accommodation to choose from, including:
The spacious, comfortable and well-equipped library in open 24 hours a day during term time. It boasts meeting pods, bookable group study rooms with presentation facilities, soft seating areas, a café and almost 390,00 printed books, 700,000 ebooks and 55,000 journals. Friendly staff are there to help ¬¬– you can chat to a librarian online or by phone 24/7 all year.
The students have access to all the following and more:
It is a good idea to register with a doctor as soon as you arrive. We can advise on which surgery is closest to your accommodation. You can also register at the University Dental Academy and Eye Clinic. Alternatively, there are a range of dentists and opticians throughout the city.
University of Portsmouth is a city campus based in the heart of Portsmouth, a compact island city. Most University buildings and halls of residences are right in the city centre and everything you need ¬– entertainment, shopping, the seafront – is in easy reach.
Southsea seafront is a short walk from the city centre and main University campus. Here you can enjoy fantastic sea views, four miles of beach and the green spaces of Southsea Common.If you want to see more of the UK, you will find good road and rail links to other major cities. London is just 90 minutes away via a direct train. Gatwick, Heathrow and Southampton airports are within each reach.
The facilities include our 100+ station gym with free weights and abdominal areas, sports halls, outdoor football and rugby pitches, tennis and squash courts, astro turf and 3G pitches. The sports instructors lead around 50 exercise classes a week in air-conditioned studios.2021 will see the opening of a new £53 million indoor sports facility featuring:
The Students’ Union enriches the daily lives of Portsmouth students. They give a voice to our students, with access to support and advice when you need it. They also provide weird, wonderful and thought-provoking activities and services which broaden your horizons, make you more employable, and help you make lifelong friends and support you through student life.
The Students’ Union has a huge range of student-led societies, covering physical activities, culture, politics, faith and much more. Take to the stage, play in an orchestra or even present a TV programme in Victory Studios. Whatever your interests, you will find other students who share them.