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Top 10 reasons to choose Portsmouth University

1. A guaranteed room in halls.

All full-time undergraduates who make us their firm,first choice and meet the deadline are guaranteed a room in halls.

2. UK’s most affordable city

Portsmouth is one of the most affordable cities in the south for students. NatWest Student Living Survey 2017.

3. We’re highly rated

The University of Portsmouth performs consistently well in national league tables. We’re one of the Top 25 University's in the UK, according to The Guardian's University Guide 2019.

4. You’ll be work ready

We’re about more than just theory. Thanks to our emphasis on employability skills and a dedicated Careers and Employability Service, our graduates earn more than the sector average, with 97.5 per cent in work or higher education six months after graduation (DLHE 2017). That makes us number 1 in the South East and in the top 10% nationally for graduate progression to employment or further study.

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5. Our students like us

What you think matters, and in the latest National Student Survey our students gave us a satisfaction rate of 88 per cent – higher than the national average. Many of our courses achieved 100 per cent satisfaction.

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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.

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9. Help and support

Whatever 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 and we’re committed to continually improving them. Our £400 million Estate Master plan will enrich the fabric of our university, support collaborative learning, innovation and benefits our city and region.

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