University of Portsmouth

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University of Portsmouth

Portsmouth is the university that sees you as you are: one-of-a-kind. When you join our friendly community on the UK's only island city, you won’t be expected to fit into a mould. Instead, we’re here to help you become even more you.

And if you need help with anything – from wellbeing to academic skills – there’s extensive support on tap. We also offer wide-ranging financial support including scholarships and bursaries. Whatever success means to you, you'll find it at Portsmouth.

10 reasons to fall in love with Portsmouth

1. Excellent teaching. With lecturers who are active researchers or have industry experience, you'll be inspired by people who are real experts.

2. Highly rated university. Portsmouth achieved the full five-star rating for excellence in the internationally recognised QS World University rankings 2024.

3. Career-ready graduates. With transferable skills, industry insight and professional connections, it’s no wonder 94 per cent of Portsmouth graduates are in work or further study (HESA 2020/21).

4. Fantastic facilities. With a £400m plan for the future of our campus, we’re always improving and updating – from our Centre for Creative and Immersive XR, to our sustainable sports centre.

5. Here for our students. If you need our help with anything, be that wellbeing or your studies, we’re here to help.

6. Passion for the planet. Our University is working hard to become carbon positive. And through our Revolution Plastics initiative, we’re helping to make the whole world more sustainable.

7. Connected Degrees. Portsmouth has also launched a unique approach to placements called Connected Degrees. This is a 3 year course with a 4th year paid placement and courses offer the freedom to choose when you take your placement: either before or after your final year. We're the only UK university that offers this sort of flexible sandwich placements for our undergraduates.

8. Guaranteed room in halls. All new, full-time undergraduate students who make us their firm first choice and meet accommodation deadlines are guaranteed a room in halls.

9. Great place to live. Portsmouth is a welcoming island city community with something for everyone – from sea views, beaches and Victorian piers, to lively nightlife and discount boutiques.

10. Dedicated help and guidance. From counsellors and chaplains to housing, finance and careers advisers, plus their own personal tutor, we have experts on hand to help your students achieve your goals.

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