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Whether you made it to one of our Applicant Experience days or not, we can still help you make your decision. Take part in the activities below and to discover more of Portsmouth.

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Course activities and resources

Join our course teams for various interactive activities, including taster lectures, tours and talks. Find your course below.

Accounting with Finance BSc (Hons)

Discover our Bloomberg Suite | Explore your modules

Animation BA (Hons)

Explore our facilities | Discover our Centre for Creative and Immersive XR

Applied Languages BA (Hons)

Learn about your course | Discover our Interpreting Suite | Watch our Parents Talk

Architecture BA (Hons)

Explore our facilities | Learn about your course

Biochemistry BSc (Hons)

Explore our laboratories

Biology BSc (Hons)

Explore our laboratories

Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)

Explore our facilities

Building Surveying BSc (Hons) 

Join the interactive tour

Business and Human Resource Management BA (Hons)

Reasons to study Business and Human Resource Management | Meet your course leader | Learn about our research on women in the creative industries

Business and Management BA (Hons)

Discover what you can do with Business Management degree | Explore your faculty

Business and Supply Chain Management BSc (Hons)

Discover reasons to study Supply Chain Management | Hear from one of our current students

Business Management and Entrepreneurship BA (Hons)

Read about a student's placement with Disney | Meet your course leader | Get your course questions answered

Childhood and Youth Studies BA (Hons)

Join a taster lecture | Hear from one of our graduates | Watch our Parents Talk

Childhood and Youth Studies with Criminology BA (Hons)

Join a taster lecture | Find out about the support you'll get whilst studying

Childhood and Youth Studies with Psychology BA (Hons)

Join a taster lecture | Hear from one of our students | Watch our Parents Talk

Civil Engineering BEng (Hons)/MEng 

Join the interactive tour

Computer Animation and Visual Effects BSc (Hons)

Explore our facilities | Discover our Centre for Creative and Immersive XR | Watch a motion capture demonstration | Hear from one of our graduates

Computer Games Production BSc (Hons)

Explore our facilities | Discover our Centre for Creative and Immersive XR | Watch a motion capture demonstration | Watch our showreel for TIGA Games Industry Awards

Computer Games Technology BSc (Hons)

Explore our facilities | Discover our Centre for Creative and Immersive XR | Watch a motion capture demonstration | Watch our showreel for TIGA Games Industry Awards

Computer Networks BSc (Hons)

In your first year, you'll study the history, major advances and trends in computing and computer science. One of your tasks will be to analyse a fictional conversation and explain it in a video essay. Take a look at Holly’s entry on the topic of algorithms. 

Computer Science BSc (Hons)

In your first year, you'll study the history, major advances and trends in computing and computer science. One of your tasks will be to analyse a fictional conversation and explain it in a video essay. Watch Ben’s entry on the topic of Lovotics. 

Computing BSc (Hons)

In your first year, you'll study the history, major advances and trends in computing and computer science. Watch Connor’s entry where he discusses Boolean logic and gates — and their fundamental role in the development of computing.

Construction Engineering Management BEng (Hons) 

Join the interactive tour

Counter Terrorism, Intelligence and Cyber-Crime (Dual Award) BSc (Hons)

Book your place at our live Q&A session on 18 May 2022 (4.30pm–5.30pm) to get your course questions answered. You can also take part in the interactive sessions below at any time.

Join a taster lecture | Watch our Parents Talk

Creative Computing with Foundation Year BA/BSc (Hons)

Explore our facilities | Discover our Centre for Creative and Immersive XR | Watch a motion capture demonstration | Watch our showreel for TIGA Games Industry Awards

Creative Media Technologies BSc (Hons)

Discover our Centre for Creative and Immersive XR | Creating social media and web content workshop | Explore our facilities

Creative Writing BA (Hons)

Join a taster lecture and interactive workshop

Criminology and Criminal Justice BSc (Hons)

Book your place at our live Q&A session on 18 May 2022 (4.30pm–5.30pm) to get your course questions answered. You can also take part in the interactive sessions below at any time.

Join a taster lecture | Hear from one of our graduates | Watch our Parents Talk

Criminology and Cybercrime BSc (Hons)

Book your place at our live Q&A session on 18 May 2022 (4.30pm–5.30pm) to get your course questions answered. You can also take part in the interactive sessions below at any time.

Join a taster lecture | Watch our Parents Talk

Criminology and Forensic Studies BSc (Hons)

Book your place at our live Q&A session on 18 May 2022 (4.30pm–5.30pm) to get your course questions answered. You can also take part in the interactive sessions below at any time.

Join a taster lecture | Explore our facilities | Watch our Parents Talk

Criminology with Environmental Justice BSc (Hons)

Book your place at our live Q&A session on 18 May 2022 (4.30pm–5.30pm) to get your course questions answered. You can also take part in the interactive sessions below at any time.

Join a taster lecture | Watch our Parents Talk

Criminology with Psychology BSc (Hons)

Book your place at our live Q&A session on 18 May 2022 (4.30pm–5.30pm) to get your course questions answered. You can also take part in the interactive sessions below at any time.

Join a taster lecture | Watch our Parents Talk

Cyber Security and Forensic Computing BSc (Hons)

In your first year, you'll study the history, major advances, and trends in computing and computer science. One of your tasks will be to analyse a fictional conversation and explain it in a video essay. Watch Alex’s entry on the topic of the Internet of Things (IoT) and privacy.  

Data Science and Analytics BSc (Hons)

In your first year, you'll study the history, major advances, and trends in computing and computer science. Watch Char’s video about robots.

Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy BSc (Hons)

Take a tour of the Dental Academy

Dental Hygiene BSc (Hons)

Take a tour of the Dental Academy

Dental Nursing CertHE

Take a tour of the Dental Academy

Diagnostic Radiography and Medical Imaging BSc (Hons)

Learn about your course

Digital Marketing BA (Hons)

Find out what you'll study through our Consumer Insights module | Discover what you can do with a Digital Marketing degree | Learn about the research we do

Drama and Performance BA (Hons)

Explore our facilities

Early Childhood Studies (with optional pathway in Psychology) BA (Hons)

Join a taster lecture | Hear from one of our current students | Watch our Parents Talk 

Economics and Management BA (Hons)

Book your place at our live webinar session on 3–12 May 2022 (5.00pm–6.00pm) to explore the careers and industries waiting for you as an Economics graduate. You can also take part in the interactive sessions below at any time.

Join the interactive session | Learn about our student placements | Discover our Bloomberg Suite | Find out what jobs you can get with Economics degree

Economics BSc (Econ) (Hons)

Book your place at our live webinar session on 3–12 May 2022 (5.00pm–6.00pm) to explore the careers and industries waiting for you as an Economics graduate. You can also take part in the interactive sessions below at any time.

Join the interactive session | Learn about our student placements | Discover our Bloomberg Suite | Find out what jobs you can get with Economics degree

Economics, Finance and Banking BSc (Econ) (Hons)

Book your place at our live webinar session on 3–12 May 2022 (5.00pm–6.00pm) to explore the careers and industries waiting for you as an Economics graduate. You can also take part in the interactive sessions below at any time.

Join the interactive session | Learn about our student placements | Discover our Bloomberg Suite | Find out what jobs you can get with Economics degree

Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons)/MEng

Learn about your course | Explore your modules

Engineering and Technology with Foundation Year BEng (Hons)

How your foundation year works | Take a virtual tour around our digital lab | Learn about your IET membership

Engineering Geology and Geotechnics BSc (Hons)

Learn about your course

English and Creative Writing BA (Hons)

Join a taster lecture and interactive workshop

English Language and Linguistics (with optional pathway in English Literature) BA (Hons)

Learn about your course | Join a taster lecture | Watch our Parents Talk 

English Literature (with optional pathways in Media Studies or History) BA (Hons)

Book your place at our live seminar on 9 May 2022 (6.00pm–7.00pm) to discover what it's like to study English Literature at the University of Portsmouth. You can also take part in the interactive sessions below at any time.

Learn about your course | Watch our Parents Talk 

Environmental Science and Management (Dual Degree) BSc (Hons)

Learn about your course | Find out more about our dual degrees

Environmental Science BSc (Hons)

Explore our facilities

Esports Coaching and Performance BSc (Hons)

Learn about your course

Fashion and Textile Design BA (Hons)

Learn about your course | Explore our facilities | See a student designing a garment | Watch our students' showreel

Film Production BA (Hons)

Watch our students' showreel

Film Studies and Creative Writing BA (Hons)

Join a taster lecture and interactive workshop

Film Studies BA (Hons)

Join a taster lecture

Financial Management BSc (Hons)

Discover our Bloomberg Suite | Explore your modules

Forensic Psychology BSc (Hons)

Meet the head of Psychology

Geography BA (Hons)

Learn about your course

Geography BSc (Hons)

Learn about your course

Geology BSc (Hons)

Explore our facilities

Global Communication and Media (Dual Degree) BA (Hons

Learn about your course | Find out more about our dual degrees

Graphic Design BA (Hons)

Watch our Student Showcase at London D&AD | Explore a student showreel

History (with optional pathways in Sociology or Politics) BA (Hons)

Book your place at our live session on 3 May 2022 (5.00pm–6.00pm) and discover what you can do with a History degree. You can also take part in the interactive sessions below at any time.

Hear from one of our graduates | Find out more from our Alumni | Watch our Parents Talk

Illustration BA (Hons)

Discover student designs from our GradShow

Interactive Technologies BSc (Hons)

Discover our Centre for Creative and Immersive XR | Creating social media and web content workshop | Explore our facilities

Interior Architecture and Design BA (Hons)

Hear from one of our graduates | Learn about your course | Explore our facilities

International Business BA (Hons)

Meet your course leader | Hear from one of our current students

International Development (with optional pathway in Sociology) BA (Hons)

Book your place on our live Q&A session on 17 May 2022 (2.00pm–3.00pm) to get your course questions answered. You can also take part in the interactive sessions below at any time.

Meet your lecturers | Watch our Parents Talk

International Development and Languages BA (Hons)

Book your place on our live Q and A session on 17 May 2022 (2.00pm–3.00pm) to get your course questions answered. You can also take part in the interactive sessions below at any time.

Meet your lecturers | Watch our Parents Talk

International Relations (with optional pathways in History or International Development) BA (Hons)

Join a taster lecture | Hear from one of our current students | Watch our Parents Talk

International Relations and Languages BA (Hons)

Join a taster lecture | Hear from one of our current students | Watch our Parents Talk

International Relations and Politics BA (Hons)

Join a taster lecture | Watch our Parents Talk

Journalism BA (Hons)

Learn about your course

Journalism with Creative Writing BA (Hons)

Learn about your course

Journalism with Media Studies BA (Hons)

Learn about your course

Language Studies BA (Hons)

Learn about your course | Discover our Interpreting Suite | Watch our Parents Talk 

Law LLB (Hons)

Join the interactive courtroom activity | Explore our Replica Crown Court | Discover our Legal Advice Clinic | Reasons to study Law at university

Marine Biology BSc (Hons)

Join the interactive tour

Marine Environmental Science BSc (Hons)

Learn about your course

Marketing BA (Hons)

Find out what you'll study through our Consumer Insights module | Discover what you can do with a Marketing degree | Learn about the research we do

Mathematics BSc (Hons)/MMath

Explore your modules | Join a taster lecture | Learn about our research

Mathematics for Finance and Management BSc (Hons)

Explore your modules | Join a taster lecture | Learn about our research

Mathematics with Statistics BSc (Hons)

Explore your modules | Join a taster lecture | Learn about our research

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering BEng (Hons)

Explore our facilities | Join a taster lecture | View our wind tunnel

Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons)/MEng

Explore our facilities | Join a taster lecture | View our wind tunnel

Media and Communication with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Join a taster lecture

Media Studies BA (Hons)

Join a taster lecture

Modern Languages BA (Hons)

Learn about your course | Discover our Interpreting Suite | Watch our Parents Talk

Musical Theatre

Explore our facilities

Music Technology BSc (Hons)

Join a taster lecture and interactive workshop

Nursing (Adult) BN (Hons)

Learn about your course

Nursing (Mental Health) BN (Hons)

Learn about your course

Operating Department Practice BSc (Hons)

Learn about your course and explore our facilities

Palaeontology BSc (Hons)

Learn about your course

Paramedic Science BSc (Hons)

Learn about your course

Pharmacy MPharm (Hons)

Explore our facilities | Learn about our dispensary

Pharmacology BSc (Hons)

Explore our facilities

Photography BA (Hons)

Watch our students' showreel

Physics BSc (Hons)/MPhys (Hons)

Meet your lecturers

Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology BSc (Hons)/MPhys (Hons)

Meet your lecturers

Politics BA (Hons)

Join a taster lecture | Watch our Parents Talk

Product Design and Innovation BSc (Hons)

Explore our facilities | Watch a demo of Computer Aided Design

Professional Policing BSc (Hons)

Book your place at our live Q&A session on 18 May 2022 (4.30pm–5.30pm) to get your course questions answered. You can also take part in the interactive sessions below at any time.

Join a taster lecture | Watch our Parents Talk

Property Development BSc (Hons) 

Join the interactive tour

Psychology BSc (Hons)

Hear from our current students | Meet the head of Psychology

Quantity Surveying BSc (Hons) 

Join the interactive tour

Renewable Energy Engineering BEng (Hons)/MEng

Learn about your course | Explore your modules

Social Work BSc (Hons)

Learn about your course

Sociology (with optional pathway in Media Studies) BSc (Hons)

Join a taster lecture | Hear from one of our graduates | Watch our Parents Talk

Sociology with Criminology BSc (Hons)

Join a taster lecture | Watch our Parents Talk

Sociology with Psychology BSc (Hons)

Join a taster lecture | Watch our Parents Talk

Software Engineering BSc (Hons)

In your first year you'll study the history, major advances and trends in computing and computer science. Watch Emily’s video about The Internet of Things (IoT).

Sport and Exercise Psychology BSc (Hons)

Explore our facilities: Strength, Conditioning and Rehabilitation Suite | Research Projects Lab | Biomechanics Lab | Extreme Environments Lab | Physiology Lab

Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons)

Explore our facilities: Strength, Conditioning and Rehabilitation Suite | Research Projects Lab | Biomechanics Lab | Extreme Environments Lab | Physiology Lab

Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (Dual Degree) BSc (Hons)

Explore our facilities: Strength, Conditioning and Rehabilitation Suite | Research Projects Lab | Biomechanics Lab | Extreme Environments Lab | Physiology Lab

Find out more about our dual degrees

Sports Management and Development BSc (Hons)

Explore our facilities: Strength, Conditioning and Rehabilitation Suite | Research Projects Lab | Biomechanics Lab | Extreme Environments Lab | Physiology Lab

Television Production BA (Hons)

Watch our students work | Behind the scenes of our students work

Virtual and Augmented Reality BSc (Hons)

Discover our Centre for Creative and Immersive XR | Watch a motion capture demonstration | Explore our facilities

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My time at the University of Portsmouth has allowed me to grow tremendously. I’ve opened myself up to a range of opportunities, people and experiences whilst studying here.

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Tours – Campus, city and accommodation

Take a walk around the campus

Full University of Portsmouth tour

Photography student, Amy, and Business Information Systems student, Joel, take you on a walking tour of our University campus.

If you can come to Portsmouth for a visit, follow our self-guided tour to explore the city.

Updates:

  • Between December 2022 and February 2023, services are moving from the Nuffield Centre. Please check our locations and the campus map for the latest information.
  • The University Nursery will permanently close on Friday 16th December 2022

 

Amy Welcome to the University of Portsmouth walking campus tour. My name is Amy and I'm a second-year photography student.

Joel My name is Joel. I'm a third-year student studying Business Information Systems. Now, let's follow me.

Joel Here we have three halls. So the first one is Greetham Street, then Margaret Rule and Chaucer House.

Amy And Greetham Street is the really tall yellow one that you can see has a viewing platform of the whole of Portsmouth. It's really nice.

Amy Here is Portsmouth and Southsea train station. It has great transport links around the city and you can get to London in just an hour and a half.

Joel Here we have Commercial Road, known as 'city centre', where we have the high street shops. On my right, we have another halls of residence known as Catherine House. It's one of our largest and newest halls of residence. They also do social activities, during Halloween they do trick or treating.

Amy We're now heading to Park Building. Follow me.

Joel Welcome to Park Building, the home of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and we have Politics, International Relations and Languages.

Amy You can choose to learn from eight different languages alongside your university degree, such as Mandarin and British sign language, which I take at the moment.

Joel Now, follow me.

Amy Here, we're outside the White Swan Building, which is the home of Drama, Performance and Musical Theatre.

Joel If you study Television and Broadcasting, they provide a green screen studio.

Amy And whilst we're here, this is Rosalind Franklin halls of residence. Anyway, on with the tour.

Amy These two buildings are for the Faculty of Science and Health.

Joel And this is Rosalind Franklin West and if you study health-related degrees, they provide mock operating theatres and radiography suites.

Amy And in St. Michael's, you'll find Biomedical Science degrees and Pharmacy, with state of the art labs.

Joel Continuing from the Faculty of Science and Health, we're at the King Henry Building, where they provide School of Biological Sciences and Psychology.

Amy Part of the Faculty, we also have a Marine Biology degree which is situated in our Eastney campus.

Amy Welcome to Anglesea Building, the home of the Faculty of Technology.

Joel They provide courses such as Mechanical Engineering and Electronic Engineering. We have a School of Law also here.

Amy They have a mock law court situated inside.

Joel Follow us onto the Northern Quarter.

Amy If you continue this way, you'll get to Gunwharf Quays.

Amy Welcome to Northern Quarter.

Joel This is the Dennis Sciama Building. It's the home of the Institution of Cosmology and Gravitation. We also have a hub cafe and they do some amazing hot chocolate.

Amy And just behind us, we have Burnaby Building, which is the home of Earth and Environment Sciences and it also has an Engineering degree.

Joel I'm at Richmond Building at the Faculty of Business and Law. It has the largest lecture theatre and during my first year, I spent most of my time in this lecture theatre.

Amy We also have the Bloomberg Suite, which is the mock stock-exchange facility.

Amy Welcome to Portland Building. It's the home of Civil Engineering and Surveying degrees and it has a large open-access IT suite for all students to use.

Joel Here, we have the Future Technology Centre, one of our newest buildings. At the ground floor, we have the global centre. On the first floor, we have large group presentations where they have large TV screens as well. On the second floor, you have personal computer suites and they have some cosy booths. And on the top floor, they have business networking suites.

Amy Lovely. And onto Lion Gate and Buckingham Building.

Joel We're at Lion Gate, the Department of Mathematics, where they provide Maths Cafe and help you with one-to-one support and group support as well. I've had a previous experience where I've got loads of one-to-one support with my coursework and assignments, and also you can rent out laptops as well.

Amy And here's Buckingham Building, with the Department of Geography and the School of Computing. And they have a forensic computing lab inside.

Joel Follow us to the Milldam Building, the last stop of the Northern Quarter.

Joel We're at the Milldam Building, the School of Area Studies, History, Politics and Literature, and if you study Journalism, there's also a journalism newsroom.

Amy Here, you'll also find the University on-campus nursery, where spaces are primarily reserved for students with children.

Amy Welcome to the University Library. During term time, the library is open 24/7. It is where you'll find the majority of students. There are computer rooms that are bookable for group sessions and there's a large open-access computer suite for all students to use. There are also laptops available for loans for up to 24 hours.

Joel We have the new Ravelin Sports Centre. Once it's finished, you will have a 25-metre swimming lane and climbing walls and ski simulations.

Amy Welcome to Ravelin House, the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Joel The University of Portsmouth has a partnership with Hampshire Constabulary, where they provide placements for students and also graduate jobs. St George's Building, it's also a building where they do Criminology, as well.

Amy And just behind us, we have William Beatty Building, which is the Dental Academy where students practise in professional clinics with phantom heads.

Joel Welcome to the Student Union. They provide services such as advice and support for students.

Amy There are also over 200 student-led societies.

Joel I'm part of the Bollywood Society and we have weekly practises and we perform at cultural events.

Amy And it's also the home of Third Space, which is a large study social area. And there's also the University shop, which sells University hoodies that everyone wants.

Joel Now follow us onto Nuffield Centre.

Amy Nuffield Centre is home to Academic Skills, the University Student Finance Centre, Student Wellbeing and the MyPort Hub.

Joel Also, additional support and disability services, Student Housing and faith services as well.

Tati The Nuffield Centre is also home to the Global Team. They provide support to our international and EU students with everything from arrival programmes, visa advice and extensions. They also offer opportunities to engage with exchanges, study abroad and summer schools for all students of the university.

Amy And right next door, we have the University Surgery. Top-tip advice is to register with a doctor when you get to the University.

Joel Behind me is the Spinnaker Building. It's the heart of sports-related degrees.

Amy And right next door is the Spinnaker Sports Centre, which you can have over 50 classes per week. And there's a large sports hall where we can play a variety of sports, such as badminton.

Joel Now follow us onto Eldon Building.

Joel On my left, we have the University House. On my right-hand side, we have the Careers and Employability Service, they help students with placements, part-time jobs, internships and also graduate jobs and finding volunteering services as well.

Amy Welcome to Eldon Building, it's the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, and it's where my degrees take place. Inside, there's an art shop, CCI TV and the radio station.

Joel On my left, we have another hall of residence. It's known as Trafalgar Halls, it's recently been refurbished. Now follow me to Harry Law and Bateson.

Amy These are the last two halls on our tour. On my right, we have Harry Law and on my left we have Bateson.

Joel Now, let's go back to Guildhall where we started.

Amy And now we're back at the Guildhall, which is the centre of the city, and it's where you'll graduate after your time here at university. If you've got any more questions for us, head to the University of Portsmouth website.

Joel Thanks for joining us.

City Guide

Watch Why choose Portsmouth? | University of Portsmouth on YouTube.

Why Portsmouth?

Portsmouth has fantastic local, independent businesses from art galleries, to bars, restaurants and delicatessens. Hear why local people and students chose and love Portsmouth. Explore more of what Portsmouth has to offer for your life outside study.

Cerys: When I first came to the open day for Portsmouth, I instantly fell in love with it. 

Imogen:  It's got such a really friendly atmosphere, even though it's a city it's quite a small city, so it feels really welcoming and homely. 

Andy:  I think Portsmouth is very forward-thinking. 

Joanne:  It's got a real independent spirit about it. 

Antony:  With the waterfront, the historic dockyard, a really good mix of nationalities. 

Lee-Anne:  Half my friends are from Nigeria, other half are from places like Czech Republic, and it's very interesting to meet new people.

Steve:  There's lots of cultural events, there's art galleries, there's music venues. 

Ben:  There's a great restaurant scene and a great nightlife scene as well. 

Claire:  There's always new things popping up, new restaurants, new art shops, new things. 

Gareth:  Entertainment activities in terms of lots of bars and restaurants and loads of cool places to eat. 

Anthony:  And then there's so many shows you've got kite festivals. 

Rikki:  Food festivals. 

Anthony:  Big one that really helps the town is Victorious Festival and I think they're on their tenth year next year. 

Connie: It is such a really lovely community. 

Simon:  And I think after you've been here a while, you feel part of the community. 

Erin:  The mood is just unrivalled. You've got the beach. There's also a nice sense of community. 

Megan:  The community feel just makes you feel like you're at home, away from home. 

Rikki:  I think it's got a really good mix of independent businesses. 

Luke: There's so many local independent businesses. 

Daniel:  You can walk everywhere. 

Samantha:  When the sun is shining, there is nowhere better than Portsmouth. 

Holly:  You're only ever five/ten minute walk away from the seafront. 

Antony:  It's a very cosmopolitan city. It's got so much to offer. 

Nehanda: Commercial Road, you have the city centre and the hub where it's all lively.  

Nathan:  Student nightlife is really, really good. Lots of nightclubs. Lots stuff to do. 

Nehanda:  But then as soon as you come to Southsea it's more like a lazy seaside town like you get to go to the beach. 

Samantha:  You just have to go down to the beach or the common on a sunny day and everyone's having picnics. It's just beautiful. 

Holly:  Or you can enjoy the pubs and the clubs or the theatre in the main city centre. 

Gareth:  I love that kind of vibrancy of the city. 

Lee-Anne:  The weather is milder than other parts of England, so if you're someone who doesn't really want it to be cold, always, it's perfect here. It will rain, but it's still perfect. 

Antony:  I think that it's the perfect place to come and study a degree. 

Gareth:  I love it. I would highly recommend it for anyone. 

Eliska: It's a big enough city to not be afraid to express yourself, but it's also small enough to be heard.

Your home away from home

Watch Living in Halls - What to Expect at the University of Portsmouth on YouTube.

What to expect at the University of Portsmouth

When you stay with us in halls, you get the keys to your own place and open the door to a community of new people.

All our halls are in the centre of Portsmouth, close to our campus. Find out more on our accommodation page.

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Join us in the city to experience life as a student in Portsmouth or if you’ve got questions, email our team at any time.

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