1. A guaranteed room in halls
All undergraduates who make us their firm choice and meet the deadline are guaranteed a room in halls. Options include catered and en-suite, with 2017-18 rents from £90.
2. UK’s most affordable city
Worried about making ends meet? Portsmouth was named the most affordable city in the UK for students, with below-average rents and expenditure. And it’s such a compact city, you’ll rarely have to pay for travel.
3. We’re highly rated
The University of Portsmouth performs consistently well in national league tables. We’re in The Guardian’s top 50, and one of the top 500 in the world according to Times Higher Education’s rankings.
4. You’ll be work ready
We’re about more than just theory. Thanks to our emphasis on employability skills and a dedicated careers service, our graduates earn more than the sector average, with 93 per cent in work or higher education.
5. Our students like us
What you think matters, and in the latest National Student Survey our students gave us a satisfaction rate of 89 per cent – higher than the national average. Many of our courses achieved 100 per cent satisfaction.
6. Practical experience
We’ll enhance your learning with real-life facilities including a courtroom, newsroom, TV studio, pharmacy and forensic house. Many courses also offer work placements and the chance to study abroad.
7. You’ll make a difference
Want to help cure a disease, build better homes or understand a criminal’s mind? A degree is just the start of your journey at University of Portsmouth – you’ll gain knowledge that actually makes a difference to people’s real lives.
8. It’s a great place to live
Not only will you get a good education in Portsmouth, you’ll love living in this diverse island city with a strong identity and modern outlook. History, culture and waterfront attractions abound – and the shopping and nightlife are great too.
9. Help and support
hatever support you need to help you achieve your goals, our dedicated staff are ready to advise and reassure – from counsellors and chaplains to housing officers and finance and careers officers.
10. Cutting-edge facilities
You’ll be studying in modern surroundings using cutting-edge facilities. Latest spends include a £4m library refurbishment, a £9m media and performing arts space, and an £11m centre to inspire a new generation of engineers.