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Overall Rating
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 377 reviews
4.1 / 377 reviews
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Halls of Residence
Halls of Residence
3.6 out of 5 stars based on 133 reviews
3.6 / 133 reviews
Location
Location
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 55 reviews
4.1 / 55 reviews
Clubs & Societies
Clubs & Societies
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 37 reviews
4.4 / 37 reviews
Party Vibe
Party Vibe
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 55 reviews
4.2 / 55 reviews
Freshers' Week
Freshers' Week
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 20 reviews
4.4 / 20 reviews

Overview

If you’re looking for a university to get you where you want to be, Portsmouth is the place for you. We’re unpretentious, professional and break the mould. We focus on providing real career and life opportunities. We will give you all the support you need to go beyond what you think is possible.

Some of our top stats at a glance:

  • Top 25 university in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2019).

  • Outstanding Gold rated teaching for our students (TEF).

  • 97.5% of our graduates are in work or further study six months after graduation. That makes us the number 1 university in the south east and top 10% nationally (DLHE 2017)

  • Number 1 in the UK for boosting graduate salaries (The Economist 2017)

  • Guaranteed room in halls for all new full-time undergraduate students who make us their firm choice and meet accommodation deadlines.

  • 88% student satisfaction in 2017, with many courses receiving 100%.

  • One of the most affordable cities in the south for students (NatWest Student Living Index 2017).

nightlife

By night Portsmouth comes alive, with gigs, bars, restaurants, clubs and shows.

Dance until dawn at PRYZM, Astoria, Popworld or one of the other Portsmouth nightclubs. Experience some live music at the Wedgewood Rooms, or one of the many other live venues around the city.

Or if something quieter is your cup of tea, have a relaxed summer picnic on Southsea Common.

 
 

Halls of residence

We guarantee all new first-year undergraduate students a place in halls, provided we’re your firm first choice and meet accommodation deadlines.

There’s a huge range of accommodation options to choose from in our nine Halls of Residence including: self-catered or catered, ensuite or shared bathrooms, shared flats or corridor rooms, studio flats, accommodation suitable for students with disabilities, female or male-only designated areas and designated quieter areas.

location

Portsmouth is an exciting vibrant city with a modern outlook and great cultural and entertainment facilities. Steeped in history but with a modern vibe, it’s compact enough that everything is close by and then there’s the sea!

It’s flat - perfect for walking or cycling. One minute you could be standing on the deck of an historic ship, the next walking down a bustling shopping street, browsing a gallery or sitting on the beach.

 

clubs and societies

We have a huge range of student-led societies covering physical activities, culture, politics, faith and much more. Take to the stage, play in an orchestra or even present a TV programme in Victory Studios. Whatever your interests, you will find like-minded students to share them with.

A sample of what’s on offer: Bhangra, Breakdance, Circus Skills, Cuban Salsa, Drum and Base, Gaming, Football, Rounders, Sci-Fi, Skydiving, and much more.

 

freshers' week

We love to welcome new students to the University of Portsmouth. Freshers’ Week, is bursting with events and activities designed to make your first days at university extra special. Expect loads of opportunities to meet new people, make friends and settle in.

We have a fantastic Freshers’ Fayre to welcome all new students where you can meet all the student-led groups looking for new members (plus the freebies)!

Student Stats

Number of students21900
Male : Female57 : 43
Fulltime : Part time82 : 18
UK : International82 : 18

Awards

Freshers' Week
Top 5 University for Freshers' Week

Reviews

The University of Portsmouth Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars based on 377 reviews
4.1 / 377 reviews
5 Stars
131
4 Stars
181
3 Stars
46
2 Stars
13
1 Star
6
Campus/University buildings
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 115 reviews
Learning facilities
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 115 reviews
Sports facilities
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 115 reviews
Student Union
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 115 reviews
Careers service
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 115 reviews
Organisation
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 115 reviews
Inclusivity
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 11 reviews
Health and Wellbeing services
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 13 reviews
Support for international students
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 4 reviews
Support and facilities for disabled students
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 7 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

8th July 2018
I love it here at the university of Portsmouth, all staff are very helpful and so I’ve heard that is collective over all the courses. Facilities are great, events are even better they go all out
Campus / University buildings
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Learning facilities
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Sports facilities
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Student Union
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Careers service
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Organisation
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Inclusivity
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Really good in helping you with finance. All you have to do is ask
Health and wellbeing services
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Doctors are easy to make an appointment with but they are very eager to get you in and out
Support for international students
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
They have a programme called ERASMUS which gives international students loads of benefits
Support and facilities for disabled students
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Almost every building has a disabled entrance
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

5th July 2018
The university it’s self has lots of space for independent study! I am a marketing student and there is lots of good software available and Mac books to maximise your creativity!
Campus / University buildings
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Learning facilities
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Sports facilities
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Student Union
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Careers service
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Organisation
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Inclusivity
Unfortunately, I don’t know.
Health and wellbeing services
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Amazing!!!!!
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Course review , 31/05/2017

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BSc (Hons) Criminology And Forensic Studies
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review

I honestly cannot recommend this course enough. From the moment I first looked at it I thought it looked brilliant. Having just finished my second year of study I can say it is even better than I thought it would be. It has had it's dull parts (hello researching criminology & questioning criminology) but the majority of it has been so interesting. First year was a little more dull than second year but I'd put that down to choosing my own options in second year which allowed me to do more of what I love.

Course review , 30/05/2017

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BSc (Hons) Forensic Psychology
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review

My course, at least in the first year, is assessed mainly by coursework which I like because the feedback is regular and helpful. Personally, I have found some of the work set quite challenging but still manageable. The teaching could be better as the lecturers mainly read off the slides of the presentations, but my personal tutor has been great in helping me seee in to my first year at uni.

Course review , 30/05/2017

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BA (Hons) Accounting With Finance
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review

The first year of my degree is broken down into several different topics, law, maths, management accounting, financial accounting, economics and toolbox. I believe these have been a very good mixture as they have enabled me to learn a lot more on a broader scale than I originally anticipated. The general structure is to have 1 lecture and 1 seminar for each topic per week, other than toolbox which is just 1 seminar. I think this has been a good structure as it enables you to put into practice what you have learnt in the lectures in the seminars.

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Course module review - Print Media, 14/09/2015

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Print Media
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
3.0 / 1 review

The way the lecture was taught didn't really attract my attention and started with a history of how print media sources came about. The module didn't excite me in anyway. If you love magazines then this is for you, but the fort half of the year included the theory behind print with 6 months on novels and literature. The second half of the year was more enjoyable with magazines (although I didn't particularly enjoy) and finishing with just three weeks on advertising which was my most enjoyable section.

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4.3 out of 5 stars based on 122 reviews
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4.1 out of 5 stars based on 300 reviews
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4.2 out of 5 stars based on 150 reviews
4.2 / 150 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1712 reviews
4.0 / 1712 reviews
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4.1 out of 5 stars based on 377 reviews
4.1 / 377 reviews
37 University of Derby
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 197 reviews
4.2 / 197 reviews
38 The University of Strathclyde
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 151 reviews
4.2 / 151 reviews
39 Roehampton University
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 93 reviews
4.3 / 93 reviews
40 The University of Bristol
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 529 reviews
4.1 / 529 reviews
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4.2 out of 5 stars based on 187 reviews
4.2 / 187 reviews
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Rank Hall Name Student Rating
1 James Watson Hall
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 34 reviews
3.9 / 34 reviews
2 Greetham Street Hall
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 32 reviews
3.9 / 32 reviews
3 Trafalgar Hall
3.6 out of 5 stars based on 13 reviews
3.6 / 13 reviews
4 Rees Hall
3.8 out of 5 stars based on 9 reviews
3.8 / 9 reviews
5 Harry Law Hall
3.4 out of 5 stars based on 13 reviews
3.4 / 13 reviews
6 Langstone Flats
3.6 out of 5 stars based on 7 reviews
3.6 / 7 reviews
7 Margaret Rule Hall
3.1 out of 5 stars based on 7 reviews
3.1 / 7 reviews
8 QEQM Hall
2.9 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
2.9 / 10 reviews
9 Bateson Hall
2.9 out of 5 stars based on 8 reviews
2.9 / 8 reviews
10 Trust Hall
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review
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Rank City Student Rating
25 Cambridge
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 62 reviews
4.2 / 62 reviews
26 Durham
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 41 reviews
4.3 / 41 reviews
27 Exeter
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 65 reviews
4.1 / 65 reviews
28 Bangor
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 35 reviews
4.3 / 35 reviews
29 Portsmouth
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 55 reviews
4.1 / 55 reviews
30 Aberystwyth
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 19 reviews
4.5 / 19 reviews
31 Chester
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 25 reviews
4.3 / 25 reviews
32 Aberdeen
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 50 reviews
4.1 / 50 reviews
33 Reading
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 45 reviews
4.1 / 45 reviews
34 Preston
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 36 reviews
4.1 / 36 reviews
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Rank Society and Clubs Name Student Rating
1 Kickboxing & MMA Club
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 6 reviews
4.3 / 6 reviews
2 Hockey Club
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
5.0 / 2 reviews
3 Cinema Society
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
4.5 / 2 reviews
4 Basketball Club
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
5 Filipino Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
6 First Aid Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
7 Futsal Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
8 Geography Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
9 Gospel Choir Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
10 Hindu Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
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Rank Nightlife / Bar Name Student Rating
1 Tiger Tiger (Portsmouth)
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 34 reviews
4.4 / 34 reviews
2 The Astoria
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 87 reviews
4.1 / 87 reviews
3 Pryzm (Portsmouth)
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 25 reviews
4.4 / 25 reviews
4 Popworld (Portsmouth)
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 22 reviews
4.3 / 22 reviews
5 Lyberry
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 9 reviews
4.6 / 9 reviews
6 The Union - Waterhole Bar
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 4 reviews
4.3 / 4 reviews
7 Fleet
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
5.0 / 2 reviews
8 Bar 38
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 4 reviews
4.0 / 4 reviews
9 Hampshire Boulevard
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review
10 Leopold Tavern
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review
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1 Portsmouth, University of
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 20 reviews
4.4 / 20 reviews
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Awards

Freshers' Week
Top 5 University for Freshers' Week

Location Details

The University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth
Portsmouth
PO1 2UP
United Kingdom