University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

The University of Portsmouth is situation on the south coast of the UK, and boasts some of the best weather in the UK. The city of Portsmouth is an exciting island city with lots of culture and has great entertainment choicesl It is also one of the top ten most affordable cities in the UK for students (Natwest Student Living Index). 

Top reasons to study here

  • A guaranteed a room in University halls of residence.
  • It holds the Gold standard from the UK government’s Teaching Excellence Framework. This government scheme recognized excellent teaching in UK universities.
  • The University of Portsmouth is the 21st best university in the UK, according to the Guardian University Guide 2020.

About

History

  • 1908 - Park building opened as a Municipal college and public library with a focus on chemistry and engineering
  • 1945 – We started teaching arts and humanities subjects 
  • 1969 – We became Portsmouth Polytechnic
  • 1992 – After a decade of one of the largest and best performing polytechnics in the UK, we received university status and the University of Portsmouth was born

Education

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:
  • Work-related learning experiences
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Learning a language free of charge
  • Exchange and study abroad opportunities 
  • Student competitions, including GameJam and the Enterprise Showcase

Research

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. 

Career

  • 97.5% of graduates are working in further study six month after graduation (DLHE) and University of Portsmouth is the No.1 in the UK for boosting graduate salaries (The Economist).
  • The Careers and Employability Service and staff can help you find suitable work placements and other opportunities to enhance you career prospects. 
  • All of the courses include work-related learning, such as integrated work placements and sandwich years, visits from employers and activities in simulation work environments – for example, our replica law court, journalism newsroom, model pharmacy and TV studios. 
  • Plus, you’ll have access to support from the Careers and Employability Service for up to five years after you graduate. 

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
501 100
2019
601 -100
2018
501
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2021
601
2020
601
2019
601
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
-
2020
401
2019
401
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
-
2020
557 21
2019
578
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

University of Portsmouth offers support and advice to all students, including: 

  • Finance support and advice
  • Additional support and disability advice 
  • Academic help and support
  • Student wellbeing service 
  • Nursery facilities
  • Chaplaincy and prayer facilities
  • Maths café
  • Global café 

Housing services

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: 

  • Self-catered or catered
  • En suite or shared bathrooms 
  • Shared flats or corridor rooms 
  • Studio flats 
  • Female or male-only designated areas 
  • Designated quieter rooms 
  • Wellbeing support in halls
There are also plenty of private rented shared houses and flats and lodgings close to the University and the city centre. 

Library services

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. 

ICT services

The students have access to all the following and more: 

  • Wi-Fi across campus
  • Free IT support 
  • Laptops of 24-hour loan 
  • Computer suites with specialised software and equipment 
  • Free Microsoft Office download
  • Open access areas, printing and scanning facilities and group working areas

Medical services

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.  

Student Life

Campus life

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. 

Sports facilities

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: 
  • Eight-lane swimming pool 
  • Eight-court sports hall 
  • Extensive gym with 175 fitness stations
  • Multipurpose studios 
  • Climbing wall with bouldering facility 
  • Ski simulator

Student clubs

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.  

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