The University of Portsmouth

4.1 from 377 ratings
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36/354 Universities
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4.1 / 55 reviews
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4.2 / 55 reviews
Halls of Residence: 
3.6 / 133 reviews
Clubs & Societies: 
4.4 / 37 reviews
Freshers' Week: 
4.4 / 20 reviews

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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)!

  • Total Students
    21,900
  • Male / Female Students
    43% Female 57% Male
  • Full / Part Time
    82% Full Time 18% Part Time
  • International Students
    18% International 82% UK

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The University of Portsmouth Reviews

4.1 / 377 reviews
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11th February 2018
Fantastic university with loads to do, great teaching standards and plenty of societies and clubs to join and take part in. Amazing careers, health and wellbeing support available on campus
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3rd February 2018
While the courses themselves are of decent quality, the support staff for dealing with problems outside of the university fail to offer any real solutions outside of “just ignore it and hope it goes away”.
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Rankings

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

The University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth
Portsmouth
PO1 2UP
United Kingdom