Prepare to laugh, cringe, and smile as you read about some of the things you'd only get if you go to the university of Portsmouth. Enjoy!
1. Having a love-hate relationship with Ken’s Fried Chicken
Ahhhh, Ken’s. On one hand, the rational side of you would say it’s nothing special: it’s your standard generic chicken shop, serving up vile, greasy pieces of fried ‘chicken’ in dirty surroundings. But the intoxicated you (the fun one that relishes a dirty pint challenge) speaks of Ken’s in glowing terms. It’s a legendary establishment after you’ve been on the lash, satiating your urge for some fried chicken after one too many. Ken’s is not everyone’s cup of tea, but you love it.
2. Getting rekt at Popworld
Popworld on a Wednesday is a love affair for many of us that began in freshers. Playing the cheesiest tunes from the 90s (let’s face it, they do play some bangers), you’ll dance the night away here like a man/woman possessed (or maybe, you’ve had too many snakebites). Either way, your creps will be ruined by the end of the night or you’ll regret getting off with that person on your course. That’s Purple Wednesdays for you ehh?
3. Chilling in Southsea Common when it’s sunny
Post-exams, with a ice-cold Desperado, this is where I’ll be. Hopefully that one guy with the guitar won’t turn up to spoil the day. You know that one guy I’m talking about. *starts strumming Wonderwall*
4. Treating Yourself At Pie & Vinyl
Full of walls and shelves plastered and crammed with vintage memorabilia, this quirky pie shop in Southsea is absolutely bangin’. I mean come on, who doesn’t love gorging themselves on a pie and then browsing some sweet LP’s afterwards? It’s a match made in heaven.
5. Having A Fancy Outing In Gunwharf Quays
Whether you’re looking to impress on a date ya Casanova, looking for a classier night out on the town, or just fancy going to the pictures, this is the place to go. Fairly pricey, but that’s what you have a student loan for. Duhhh.
6. Admiring the Spinnaker when you return to Portsmouth after the holidays
It really is like this scene from Shrek.
7. Avoiding Fratton Park When Portsmouth Are Playing
You’ve run out of your nutritious staple of beans and chips, so you try and restock for the week ahead. A foolish move as you make your way back from Asda with 10 bags of shopping and you’re abruptly greeted by that all-time classic ‘DER DER DER PORTSMOUTH’. I do love joining in when it's ‘POMPEY TILL I DIE’ though.
8. The Seaside
Although it’s cold most of the time and you don’t go there a lot, we couldn't miss this one off the list could we?
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