University of Portsmouth

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Portsmouth has the perfect balance of study and lifestyle. I am even staying here to do my master's degree!

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Teaching Excellence Framework Award (TEF)

TEF Gold Award

The University of Portsmouth has been awarded a prestigious 'Gold' rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

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Open Days

If you can’t make it to one of our scheduled Open Days you can download our free walking tour for a self-guided tour of the University. You can come on Monday - Friday between 8.30am and 4.15pm.

We have an open-door policy so you will be able to take a look into our buildings, speak to some of our support services and get a feel for the campus.

To find out when the next Open Day is, take a look at the Open Day calendar here.

Upcoming open days

Student Life in Portsmouth

As a city campus, all our teaching and most of our residences are in the centre of Portsmouth, so the University and city’s facilities are right on your doorstep. Everything’s close by in Portsmouth. One minute you could be standing on the deck of an historic ship, the next you could be walking down a bustling shopping street, browsing in a gallery or sitting on the beach. The city’s flat – perfect for cycling - and everything’s close by so it’s easy to get around.

By night, Portsmouth comes alive with gigs, bars, restaurants, clubs and shows. The main part of the city is built on the natural island of Portsea. The resort area of Southsea occupies its southern part and, although it’s part of Portsmouth, is recognised as distinct from the rest of the city. Many of the students live in Southsea and contribute to its friendly, cosmopolitan and quirky character. 

Travel information


There is a dedicated University bus and minibus service available during term-time only travelling between the main Guildhall Campus and the Langstone Campus between 08:15 and 17:30. Portsmouth and the surrounding areas are well covered by regular bus services. The main bus station is at The Hard Interchange, right on the edge of Portsmouth Harbour, where local and intercity buses operate from. The terrain of Portsmouth is also mostly flat, so can be easy to walk and cycle around with numerous footpaths and cycleways throughout the city. Portsmouth train station also allows for easy travel to other parts of the country and airports. 

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University House
Winston Churchill Avenue

T : 023 92848484
E : [email protected]