Make connections in the community
There are loads of ways you can get out and about in the city and meet people
When you’re at uni, there are loads of ways to meet like-minded students, like joining societies, signing up to free language classes, or dropping into your halls’ socials.
But there are also lots of ways you can get out and about in the city and meet many more people that you have things in common with.
Familiarise yourself with our Island City, expand your network of friends and contacts and get involved with groups and projects that look great on your CV.
Volunteering with like minded people feels good, boosts your CV, and means you get to be involved in some fantastic projects.
You could help run a local cinema, teach children in schools to read, or put the skills you’ve learned on your course to help with a good cause.
Find local volunteering opportunities through the University’s Careers team.
Join a community group
Portsmouth has a range of diverse communities and groups which are great sources of information and support networks. They're often looking for volunteers, running events, or can offer you help and guidance from others with similar experiences.
Find out more about the cultural and faith groups in the wider city through HIVE.
Sports and activities
No matter what activity you’re interested in, you’ll be able to find a club or group locally offering you the chance to stay active and well. As well as the clubs on offer from our own Sports and Recreation team, there are plenty of affordable activities happening locally.
Elsewhere Portsmouth is home to local sports clubs ranging from archery and badminton to volleyball and wrestling. Search online to find a club that suits you
Find others who share your hobbies
Whatever you’re passionate about, or whatever hobbies you’re interested in exploring, you’ll probably be able to find a class or group in Portsmouth you can get involved in.
Search online to find events near you.
Get crafty and learn a new skill
Portsmouth has a thriving creative scene, and there are lots of different workshops available throughout the year that you can get involved in.
These workshops help you learn or develop some skills to impress your mates and meet others in a sociable atmosphere.
Find your community
Ways to meet people
Discover the many ways you can meet and get to know new friends at university.
Discover how we can help you find and apply for volunteering opportunities to enhance your employability and get experience to add to your studies.
Societies and student union
How to get involved in your Union including the clubs and societies you can join.