The University of Portsmouth is the starting point for discovery. Our strength is in our diverse staff and students. Our collective drive to discover is the energy underlying our research and teaching.
The University of Portsmouth gives students the support they need to go beyond what they think is possible - inspired by researchers working on world-changing projects. With work placements, simulation suites, and careers expertise too, it’s no surprise that this university is rated Gold in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework and is a Top 25 University in the 2019 Guardian League Table. We combine new ideas, skills and techniques with life-changing experiences to enable personal growth and development. Creating an exiting future for the city, our staff and our students.
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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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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.
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.
Getting to and from Portsmouth couldn't be easier. Portsmouth has three train stations, so you will never be far from one. We are well connected to London with a fast train service which takes just over an hour to get into London Waterloo. There are also easy connections to Cardiff, Brighton, Bournemouth, Southampton, Winchester and some of the main London Airports.
If you prefer to travel by bus, we have national express pick ups and drop offs around the city. The main bus station is at The Hard Interchange, right on the edge of Portsmouth Harbour, where local and intercity buses operate from.
Travelling around Portsmouth itself is also easy. We have a dedicated and free university bus service available during the term-time which travels between the main Guildhall Campus and the popular areas students live in Portsmouth. Portsmouth and the surrounding areas are well covered by regular bus services. Portsmouth is also a cycle friendly city with it mostly flat, so is easy and safe to walk and cycle around.
If you are looking to enrich your university experience to the fullest look no further than the Athletics Club. We are a club that accepts people of all experience, background and confidence. As much as we strive for success in competition we also work on maintaining and building the strong family values for our current and alumni members. This consists of a healthy balance of training, competition, integration of teams and a mixture socials.
University of Portsmouth Dance Club (UPDC) is a fun and social club that works hard, plays hard, and was a worthy winner of last year’s Club of the Year! With our fun weekly club classes in a variety of styles, including hip hop, jazz and contemporary, UPDC offers something for everyone with a passion for dance. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced dancer you are guaranteed a good time! Members can also audition for our hip hop and contemporary competition squad teams who take part in inter university competitions around the UK and perform at various local events. We also have jazz and tap squads who start training after Christmas. Hard work and commitment has led to all our squads being prize winners at different dance competitions in the past few years. We have socials every week and also do performances and competitions throughout the year.
A free society with roughly weekly meetings. Check our Facebook page to stay up to date event by event. We're a group of like-minded students dedicated to making a positive local changes that benefit people, animals and the environment. We have no political affiliations or membership fees. We run a number of campaigns and projects, organise events such as workshops and film screenings, and participate in local and national protests. We’re interested in everything from fossil fuel divestment to setting up local food gardens. We also enjoy a good social!
Hello! Welcome to Portsmouth University Guild of Writers And Student Hacks, or Pugwash for short. We are the official student magazine of the University of Portsmouth and we would love for you to come and get involved with us! We are a friendly group of students who are passionate about producing industry standard publications full to the brim with great content, designs and overall writing talent. Here at Pugwash we cover five main writing categories that we believe encompass the life of a University student in Portsmouth. These are University Life, Arts and Entertainment, Health and Well-being, Culture and Creative. Furthermore, if writing's not your thing then why not get involved with the design of the magazine or help market Pugwash to the rest of the University community? There truly is something for everyone at Pugwash Magazine and if you'd like to get involved then come along to one of our writer's meetings.
Wakeboarding is the fastest growing sport in Europe and our club is following the same pattern at the University. The best way to describe the sport is snowboarding on water, but completely unique it allows you to pull off tricks that are not possible in any other sport. This club is not prejudice to your standard if you are an expert then you’re more than welcome to join come to the lake and progress even further or if you are a beginner to the sport come along and they will get you up on the water for the first time.
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