Portsmouth Student Accommodation
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- Blended learning.
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- On-campus open days on 2nd Jul, 6th Jul, 8th Oct, 5th Nov & 10th Dec.
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- They're planning for most of your learning to be face-to-face teaching but with some elements of online provision.
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fantastic university, including great location and facilities
It is fine but i cannot accurately review as i do not engage with most of the aforementioned acrivities
Great experience, especially the academic staff!
The University of Portsmouth provides an excellent teaching experience. The on-campus facilities are great and there is a bus running on a weekly basis for all students.
I am doing an online degree with this organisation and they are useless, 0 is all the place is worth. Terrible teaching, poor use of IT and, well, just s*** - avoid.
My experience with the University is positive throughout.
The facilities were really good, and the main campus area was generally cosy and atmospheric. It came across a uni popular with extroverts - people were often partying, but there was defintely room for introverted types. I found the website moodle really annoying and badly formatted, to the point that it affected my capability to complete tasks, but this could be different now. Way too much going on on a page, too many options that sound the same, certain items in certain folders with not much sense of order. Seriously grating. I loved the diversity of my modules, but would have wanted to know a bit more on them before choosing. I thought the lecturers were good/ decent, but sometimes lacked originality and a desire to listen to new ideas/ student voices and experiences. I often felt encouraged to write about what everyone else was writing about. New avenues were feared, in my experience, and too much of an elitist attitude of "this is how we've always done it" as a way to decline you
Studied photography for nearly 5 years at UOP on and off. Decided to quit as the “teaching” on the course is shockingly poor, especially when you’re paying £9250/year! The technicians on the other hand are incredible. All I can recommend is doing your research before you decide to apply here.
Academic side of things it’s good and uni has good facilities but the town is a bit of a sh*t hole honestly, lots of crackheads and crime. There’s also not thatttt much stuff to do compared to other big cities
Nothing to say.........................
The university itself is very good. On campus the WiFi and very good however with it being a city university you may get a weak WiFi signal whilst walking about which could be annoying as you are so far away it is barely a connection. There are loads of clubs and societies and the teaching and support in the science and heath faculty is outstanding. I love the university it’s just a shame that the halls I am living in are isolating and poor (Harry Law Halls)
I enjoy university and love the stuff around lectures
My course and its resources and help from lecturers and other forms of help are fantastic, the eduroam WiFi that I have to use for halls, however, is shocking - there are plenty of clubs and societies, though the student union recently has become less and less prominent in doing really anything
Highly recommend Portsmouth. Lovely city to live in a high standard of teaching
good university, the student union is lacking but the library and new gym are very impressive
I’ve loved my course since I got here
It was amazing great facilities I definitely recommend
I haven’t started my course yet but the induction process is very good.
zoom interviews okay, could bet
University of Portsmouth has great facilities to use and easy to navigate your way around the city and most things are close to eachother including the sea !!!
Is computer school here. need better for teaching
The University is multicultural and generally friendly to BAME. There is a huge range of things to do and the location is great, as Portsmouth is not too big nor too small of a city. London is close; thus all the airports for travelling.
Living at this accommodation has been a great experience. I stayed for exactly three years and have nothing but good things to say. Location wise, it is probably the most suitable for students as it is near to almost everything! Lovely and very helpful staff, who are willing to accommodate your needs whenever. Spacious common areas such as study and social places where you can interact with neighbours and make friends for life - as it is my case! Overall, in my experience, this has been the best accommodation choice by far. Had I lived elsewhere, my university years wouldn't have been the same! - Gabriela Perez I.
I just finished my first year. It was an ok experience. I do think they give too much work and that the teachers don’t pay enough attention to their students but it fine
So far so good.. I haven’t had a negative experience yet regarding the University itself
Coronavirus online for students 😔
Hack wasn't helpful Hope to return to in person learning
Great university with quality lecturers from across the world.
I enjoyed my time at the university, my lecturers were great and I had a fantastic learning experience. I really enjoyed the social experience and the integrated campus with the city. Portsmouth is a great location to study. Overall, the management/administration of the university needs a complete upheaval as it it slow, bureaucratic and oftentimes I felt more like a customer/stakeholder than a student which would sometimes affect my experience, particularly during stressful periods. The student union does not involve itself with the student body as well as it could be compared to other universities. I do commend the university for taking the steps to ensure I graduated properly with a ceremony this year.
Great social experience and the teaching is unmatched
A great university with many buildings and services that are closeby and easily accessible
Good university facilities. University buildings are in a walking distance from the city centre.
The University of Portsmouth was great for the course that I was studying however the main issue I faced across the board was it was slow or there was a lack of availability. This mainly came down just to the lack there of or access to support services per student. From lack of equipment, personnel or space, It always felt awkward and alienating, like you had to compete with people at every turn. Societies weren't the best of experiences unless you were into the whole drinking or party student life. Its hard to make friends or even focus on studies whilst battling many of the issues students face. I found myself often having to skip lectures just so I could afford to eat by working. The problem is the support for those disadvantaged is so lacking, wether struggling with personal circumstances, financially or mental health. It often felt as though you were abandoned, expected to fail with no real desire for students to achieve. In that sense equality was universally poor.
99% of my time here was online via zoom. Therefore I can’t say much about the facilities and lecturers as I didn’t properly experience it.
Portsmouth university is a great uni, and I liked it especially for the city and diversity. My course is great, and all my tutors are very helpful. The uni has lots of societies and clubs to join, lots of support services for students some of which I used myself and found very helpful, and I have made some great friends and enjoyed my course over the years.
Really good and I would recommend to anyone looking to go to university
All online, was alright for what they can do so didn’t get much of a review of it
The teachers are helpful, the club is great, you can make friends easily, the University facilities is easy and the University itself is clean
no actual eduroam for the last few months as cyber attack issues still haven’t been sorted, no clue about what the student union actually do - campus is nice and easy to access
Because of the pandemic I have not stepped foot on campus so this review is not completely fair, this is based on my online teaching experience
Both lecturers and staff have worked hard during the pandemic, although some things could have been dealt with slightly better, overall a good experience
It’s been okay being at university in portsmouth
Worst uni ever. Don’t even bother with it
Excellent university. Great educatio
University of Portsmouth is perfect for those who love the seaside but also want a city feel too, theres so much to do here.
Very good studying experience, free language courses from second year are very rarely offered in this country.
The university is in the Portsmouth city centre. Anything you need, whether shopping, going to university, going on days/nights out, or even the beach is in walking distance. There is a lot of support available.
Good University. Wide selection of societies to join.
It’s alright I guess. It provides me with all my needs as a university student
Good school of Architecture! Great city campus
The university is great the staff is helpful. However I can’t speak much on the clubs and societies as I didn’t get to experience much due to Covid 19.
Portsmouth has a lively and friendly atmosphere, with great diversity and facilities on offer to staff, students as well as the general public, who the university have an important relationship with.
The university of Portsmouth is a great uni. Throughout the past year during this covid situation, they have always kept us to date and they have always fought against the government to get what us students want. Although we have had to learn online for a while which had been difficult, the university has made studying very easy for us with recordings of all lectures and all seminars, with workshops most weeks to engage our learning. It is an amazing university, during my first year when covid wasn’t around, I was in big lecture rooms every week which were phenomenal. Not only that but I got to use very high tech and expensive equipment every single week in my laboratories. Although covid came about midway through the year, the university coped with this and out us students first, unlike the government. For me, there has always been enough help and guidance throughout this unprecedented time to complete our assessments to a very high level.
It's hard to give a real review as I've only been a student during covid which obviously hinders the experience. I've not really heard anything from the student Union since starting uni so I would say it's something you'd have to reach out and look for if you want to know more. The sports clubs are infinitely run by students and the already captains from the previous year picks the teams meaning friends are picked over ability which is very evident especially in football.
Pre-covid review (was part way through second year when covid struck): Great Uni-only issue is with pricing in the "cafe" in the SciHub building (Dennis Sciama building) which is quite expensive: the big bag of sweets which are usually £1-£1.25 are £1.85
I love my University! The people that are here are a bunch of great people that inspire me to work harder! But it would be a bit better if there is more information provided to students before or during your attendance. Then it would be much easier to join activities like in the student union or to know the fact that it exists.
I have had an excellent experience at the university thus far, even during the difficult times I have experienced due to the current unprecedented circumstances. The staff all possess years of real world experience in their relevant industries and a wealth of contact who regularly provide guest lectures and insight into their craft. The facilities are exceptional and the opportunities available rival the best in the country.
Worst place to live in your uni life. Unresonable and always delaying rebates and demanding rent payments immediately. Was told rebate will be in by November then dec then after that saying will be deducted in next rental. Business making company with no sympathy to students. Does not care about students well being at all. Terrible management. Always pushing the blame to another management member. Crown place will ruin your university life.
The university itself is excellent, social and the union are so helpful
Still will not give a partial refund on tuition fees even though everything is online
Great school of architecture, massive building and resources dedicated.
it’s good - they’ve done better that a good majority
The University isn't investing enough in its students. You won't get the experience for the value you're paying for.
You're they have best facilities and technology to teaching faculty in Portsmouth .I like to very beautiful place select this university.
Portsmouth is ok, it’s a bit shady as a city and the university is average. But you get what you pay for. The library staff can be your best aaset use it. Don’t expect too much from the course it’s all about what you put in. It’s not an expensive city. Isle of Wight and Chichester are stunning and on the doorstep. Also very good sailing locally if you love that you are in the right place. Saddest is no union bar. You can get to London in under 2 hours though so.... The sea is the main attraction!
Great Experience over my past four years academically and in all aspects, wish there was a little more support for private housing issues from the University as many students are suffering like myself this past academic year of 2019-2020!
UOP is a great university with caring staff and lot of support when needed.
The university offers a great student experience; from over 200 groups and societies, there'll be something that interests you. The facilities are good and you can always get a laptop from the university library if you don't have one. Most of the buildings are centrally located which means commute times are kept to a minimum - an excellent quality. The student's union is very active and new members are elected every year. There's even a store where you can buy merchandise like hoodies and mugs. Meanwhile, careers and employability is great. It is very easy to book an appointment with them about a CV, work placements or study abroad (or anything else). The university job board is a place where students can look for vacancies for part-time, graduate and internship placements.
Great place to study, learn and have fun. And good WiFi!
Best Uni. Brilliant library and great staff!
The school location is very good.
Honestly some of the best years of my life. This uni provided be a good balance between studying and a great social life. The city itself is wonderful. Quite a few things to do even if youre a broke student!
I really like the university of Portsmouth. It is a really compact city, near at the seaside and it had a high potential.
Good uni but very poor response to COVID
Fantastic, it was a great uni which included a year abroad in Beijing!
Student services, lecturers and welfare have all been so supportive and welcoming during my first year. I love it here so much and couldn't imagine studying somewhere else.
The student run clubs and societies are amazing and have a close sense of community.
Great uni, good facilities, supportive teachers
The uni was brilliant in my first year with so much available support and so many resources however they shut the student union bar in my second year and we didn’t really hear much from the union after that so it seemed a bit pointless. Plus we for some reason voted to leave NUS but the uni itself is good
Good uni and loved my experience there! Going back to do masters!
Great student morale and decent teaching facilities
I had the most amazing time here! From the teaching to the people I met it was great. A brilliant and compact city that was pretty economical to live in as a student which was great. Lots of great places to eat and drink and the quality of the student houses I found really decent.
Currently having a great time at the University with no complaints and would recommend to many people.
Im currently a second year student going into my year abroad at the University of Portsmouth, I could not be happier with the location of the uni. I could not thank my personal tutor enough for what she has done to help me, especially regarding changes I’ve had to make to my uni degree due to Covid-19.
Enhanced me as a person socially and academically!
Portsmouth is a lovely place. So peaceful and lively at the same time. University is great!
The city and campus is all in one, which means it’s easy to walk around inbetween classes to get food or meet up with friends. Housing is usually nearby with relatively cheaper prices too!
It’s amazing good services, lectures and buildings. halls are great too
I went to the University of Portsmouth for 3 years. It was the best experience I have ever had. From the campus, having so many facilities and opportunities to the societies which take you above and beyond new skills.
Great uni, good nightlife, mates for life and I’m only in first year. They could have been slightly better during the covid-19 pandemic but it’s not the worse.
If you wanna pursue you Master’s or Doctorate, UOP is the one of the best university in the United Kingdom. Teaching staff and the technical support is really helpful and amazing. All the university buildings have an awesome facilities.
I had a amazing time at Portsmouth University. My course was fantastic and the society scene is great, lots of opportunities to learn new skills and play sports! Also, very inclusive.
Great upcoming uni that’s got everything you need. Facilities, great teaching and good support.
Had the time of my life studying in this beautiful city
While I was studying there for 3 years I had to come to terms that because I’m from Slav country, I will always be not welcomed and mistreated by the students and staff. The teachers were biased and the students horrible.
Fantastic time. Would recommend to anyone.
Great uni, Careers service are excellent, shame they have got rid of the bar in the union
My experience at Portsmouth was pleasant. The university has supported students by ensuring the latest technology is available to utilise and the employment services the university offers is exactly what you need to prepare yourself for the working world.
This city based university is easy to get around, includes well kept lecture halls and seminar rooms, enthusiastic lecturers and a support system to help those who find the transition to university difficult. My advice is to make the most of any opportunity that comes your way.
Although most of the facilities are ok, the staff do not care about their students wellbeing. Nights out are fun but there are no safety precautions to protect the vulnerable. Student wellbeing is a great service but not widely acknowledged. The Careers service are ok, but not great at helping. To be honest I would not recommend
I wasn’t going to go to uni until I found portsmouth- my mental health has developed so much for the better and the support is excellent
Best University Best Faculty Very Friendly and Helpful Environment One of the finest city with lots of place to do shopping and have fun. It’s near to London so it’s really good for all the students to visit London anytime.
The campus is very spread out which means you might be late to some of your classes if you don’t leave early. There are a lot of societies but mainly sport societies which you have to pay for on an annual basis. I wish there were more unconventional/niche societies. The staff is very supportive however and the careers department can be used up to 5 years after you leave.
I loved Portsmouth Uni, all my lectures were so friendly and more than happy to help and most cases over and beyond what they are required to do.
Worst experience of my life. The lecturers don’t care about you. It’s so expensive way too expensive for a student and it definitely wasn’t the university to go to. No matter what you’re going through they don’t care about you they don’t give you any kind of support with essays and when I decided to leave because of mental health they weren’t like let me see how we can help they simply said okay whatever. And then made it extremely hard for another university to accept me by giving them false information about my grades. Don’t go here
Couldn’t have chosen a better uni
I feel so at home and comfortable learning here. The faculty, campus, course and my peers are wonderful and Portsmouth is absolutely the best place to learn happily.
Was a bit unsure about going here as it’s not one of those unis everyone talks about and it’s not a Russel group, but it’s been amazing! Such a nice location, amazing course and lovely people!
City campus with very outdated buildings and limited but improving academic facilities.
I love it here, wish that we still had the union pub but there’s plenty of other pubs in portsmouth Lecturers are beyond dedicated
Portsmouth University has brilliant facilities and the lecturers are excellent at explaining all details. There is a lot of support for students that are both high and low achievers. The standout department is the careers service, who are absolutely outstanding and go above and beyond to ensure that students who are seeking graduate roles are supported on their career journey. The societies are not bad - as a student living at home they were a good way to meet friends. There was not much social support for students living at home and thus it was quite hard at times to feel involved in the social aspect of University life.
Amazing first 3 years of uni, in my fourth year they got rid of the Union so it went downhill
Educationally I guess it's ok, night-life is great. Halls are okayish
The best experience I’ve ever had, made alot of memories that i will treasure forever.
Perfect balance between city and campus living. Tutors are amazing and supportive, easy to get hold of. Huge range of clubs and societies. The vice-chancellor has some weird views (eg budget cuts but gets a pay rise??) but the staff does the best they can in the situation. Portsmouth is a great city too.
Fantastic University on the south coast
Upon moving to Portsmouth I became extremely homesick, but this soon dissipated as I got into swing of the wonderful university life at Portsmouth! There are numerous factors I love about the university, including but not limited to the constant access to library and therefore course materials, the way the campus is embedded in the city and I’ve encountered lecturers who care more about mental health and grades which appears very rare!
Awful experience. I don’t recommend it at all.
I love it here, best decision I have made is coming to Portsmouth university.
For my course especially the teaching is not what I’d expect from a university level institution. No structure to the course at all and lecturers don’t know how to answer questions students bring up when they should know. Good campus and facilities however the teaching brings the university down. I’ve seen personally first hand international students leave the country entirely and restart at different universities back in their home country because the teaching ethic is appalling
Amazing faculties, great place for students to live.
Some of the best pastoral care, staff are lovely and understanding, work is challenging and interesting and overall an amazing experience
Marine biology student finished with a 2:1 and loved my 3 years at Portsmouth. The club's are fantastic, especially the rugby society. Teaching staff always helpful and good in lectures
It is a really good uni. I liked it a lot
Have had a brilliant 2 years here, great support and an amazing place to live. So sad to leave!!
I had great experience in my undergrad, but very poor support during my postgrad studies. Would not recommend completing master's there.
Very efficient methods applied in teaching. Skillful professionals that enhanced my experience.
Facilities are great. You get all kinds of great support, if you ask for it! Portsmouth is very easy to navigate. There are lots of opportunities to improve your employability and other skills. Events are great. Student voice matters to UoP. Student engagement could be better. Halls of residence are great. Many opportunities if only you take them! Great experience so far, in my 2nd year.
The uni of portsmouth really helps their students
this has to be the worst uni I ever been to teachers are no help, the assignment make no sense at all and they expect it to be done perfect yet they don't help at all
Everyone was helpful and I had no problem with it. We always had someone to talk to when we needed to. The lecturers felt like they were there in order to support you and work with you not against you, if you chose so to look for help.
Uni is great housing company is bad
Everything is very good apart from the university student union becoming closed at the beginning of this year
100% recommend Portsmouth uni, had the best time here
The university of Portsmouth is a really nice university, it is a city campus, as all the universities it has international students and there are many courses which you can chose.
Good uni. Lots to do. Cheap city (if you go to the right places). Most socities are really good but you have to really get involved. I would recommend looking into them before uni starts, allowing time to save for training or trips if you need to. Really really look into housing and look at reviews for them before picking your housing. You honestly get what you pay for. If you really wanna know what uni life is like, follow the student instagram page for portsmout @Spottedpompey or @pompfessions Gives you a good idea what porstmout is like, social side. Education wise, its pretty good. Lecturers are pretty awesome.
I loved my time at Portsmouth! The opportunities are endless and there’s always someone who can help.
The university is good, unfortunately they've destroyed the park outside the library to build another sports hall
The university is good, however some of the lecturers are not. Left the uni after being low key bullied by the head of the course for almost a year. Didn't like that I got his favorite student pregnant
I love portsmouth uni even though it's a city uni you can literally walk everywhere, no need to fork out for public transport. The uni is good although we recently lost the bar in our students union so it's not used that much.
the Uni is okay but the union & societies get no funding from the Uni so the clubs have no money
The atmosphere was very friendly, really enjoyed my time there
Love it, absolutely amazing experience so far
Top class University for students of all ages, one of the best psychology departments in the UK. Fantastic facilities and close to sports fields for weekend leagues. Loads of societies to facilitate everyone.
Amati Ing school, great in overall
- very good at taking and acting on feedback - provides opportunities - strong career service made accessible to students - large amount of quality halls
Wasn’t the best when I joined but has improved drastically over the past 18 months. The lecturers actually care about students and getting good grades. Rugby is very impactful in my everyday life as it is the highest ranked team that is not funded by the university.
The best place to study. Feels like home.
The university is good but I do not like the city and the weather.
Good university, good clubs all very close to accommodations. All buildings also close to accommodations, walking distance. Big library.
The university is really amazing and supports you not only with coursework, but also career-wise and health-wise. I had an amazing time at Portsmouth. The only minus is the Student Union, which takes weeks to respond to any emails and has closed down the only university bar.
Had the best time! Best 3 years of my life!
Really enjoying it here and the support is worth a lot to every student here.
Enjoying my time so far, best uni to choose
Good Uni staff are very friendly. Excellent support services.
Very good , It would be better to improve the cooking room
I’ve been to three universities and this was by far the best! Lectures were great, the lecturers were really helpful and the night life was even better!
Was a last minute decision to come to Portsmouth uni, but it was the best decision I could’ve made! Everything is in walking distance, and the business school is amazing! Even though the place is rather big you build a close relationship with people as you tend to bump into them on nights out - Purple Wednesday’s FTW! The only downside is that the SU bar has shut this year :( but tbh there’s pubs, bars and clubs on your doorstep so there’s no problem really. Also Rosalind Franklin (James Watson) is probably the most social accommodations, I love it!
Great facilities for all courses, you really get the full university experience here
It offers many opportunities outside of academics. You learn a lot by working with different people throughout the university and its very diverse.
The facilities and resources are plentiful and teaching staff give you a lot of opportunities for feedback and assistance
I love Portsmouth University, the campus is based around the city but buildings aren’t too far away, the university buses are really good at getting you around the city. The library is a fantastic facility, the lecturers are all extremely nice as well as other staff such as study support. It is ultimately a really friendly & nice place to study.
Portsmouth is a great city to work and study in. I study in the Eldon buildig which has an affordable art shop and beautiful lecture theatre, as well as good computer labs and large studios.
Studied my Undergrads here and loved it! Great lectures and amazing place to live for 3 years! Would honestly recommend it to anyone who's serious about their studies in a progressive university such as Portsmouth
For Sports Science the lectures are either long, boring,pointless, bants or just dead. but the practical and labs are good. They'll offload loads of info onto you which is frustrating at times
Everything's decent but the wifi
A beautiful place to live and study
Nice Experience over the 4 years I spent there.
Great uni! Always has something going on, I wish there were even more ways to meet new people and socialise other than small societies
Everything in this university is well organized. They are committed to help their students in all possible ways and help them with all sorts of problems they are facing. They have a really good career and employment support team to help the students to get their placement or job they always wanted.
24/7 library is probably the best thing about Portsmouth.
Really good facilities, put students needs first
I started suffering with my mental health and was unable to attend uni for 6 weeks. My lecturers were fully aware of the situation even to what medication I was on and how much I was taking. I got to the end of the course with very little support from the uni, and said that I was unable to pass. 3 years later I am now taking the course again at Hull and it's amazing. Portsmouth certainly shook my confidence, and worsened my mental health.
Best 3 years ever, amazing clubs and societies and plenty of support for essay writing, mental health and careers
A nice uni very close to city centre - everything is near by/within walking distances.
Wish the union bar came back! Love this uni
Really good lectures and an amazing campus. The social life and night life is incredible. WiFi was awful in halls but around campus is decent. The library is amazing and computers work perfectly. People are nice and good atmosphere. Careers services are not as good as I'd expect and I got asked to leave when accidentally going to careers advice in the wrong faculty
Exelent uni with nightlife ,study, travel and the best teachers to learn you
My experience has so far not been the best
Good uni overall. Especially careers advisor. Night life and plenty of shops and pubs to go to
Great uni overall. Just don't do mechanical engineering there. Only theory, no practical experience whatsoever. Uni only care about their image.
Student union has no pool tables
Incredible education facility, amazing support with weekly tutor meetings, and the high lecture and seminar attendance rate shows how great they are
Great services provided, the union has closed as it was so unpopular and expensive. Clubs are very cheap but all play the same kind of music and aren’t too big
I absolutely love it here. I’ve been able to study a really up to date and specified course and have found a society that allows me to thrive within my other interests. Living and going out is really reasonable compared to other places. Also being by the sea is a massive bonus.
The best student hub which caters to all your needs.
I had the best time at the University of Portsmouth! The School of Civil Engineering and Surveying was a great place to start my journey into Civil Engineering! The staff really care about the students and are willing to help them all to achieve the best possible results! The careers service (SPEC) is next to none and provide us with all the information and expertise needed to apply for placements and role post University. All the lecturers are knowledgeable in their area and have worked in industry, giving the lectures more of a realistic feel!
As soon as the union shut the uni has gone downhill. Nowhere for students to meet up and socialize. Absolute madness
I wouldn’t recommend this at all. The uni doesn’t care abouts it’s students. While I was at uni I was suffering really bad with mental health and didn’t attend one lecture because of it. The lecturers are aware of attendance levels but not once did they attempt to contact me to see if I was okay. Also the student facilities are awful. I was in a flat that had extreme damp meaning I was ill all the time. Do not go here it will ruin your mental health if you do.
Really nice city to live in with lots of support available- just a shame that the union decided not to listen to the students and shut the union bar
The staff and facilities are very good. The library is amazing with access to almost all online articles and journals and books needed. The area and accommodation is amazing
Alright uni, wants to bigboy uni but will never quite get there.
Not many societies that I was interesting in, but a fair amount of events going on throughout term and a lovely campus with great facilities
Architecture student.. great facilities, great tutors & lectures and lovely building.
I am in my First year and the facilities are amazing and WIFI is very fast all over campus throughout all builings
Fantastic University, highest quality of teaching standard in the UK, happiest students in the UK and the most skilled graduates in a relaxed but educational learning system.
Portsmouth is a home away from home. Teachers are friendly and they make sure you understand what they teach.
Uni is so average, the town is atrocious and students are getting attacked, followed etc nearly every day and the uni fails to address it? A joke
One of the best choice of my life it offer everything and it's very organized
The best university you could possibly go to! Find your home away from home at this top class education facility.
Great place with caring teachers and great facilities to study!
A great feeling uni. Great staff, teaching & city - let down with some facilities, the lack of a student bar and expensive halls.
Generally has good facilities but most buildings and lecture theatres are not very wheelchair friendly :(
Good uni, good facilities and places to work
The university is great overall. The course is tailored for the my future with feedback from industry panels. So many societies and clubs, obviously some are better than others. Free wifi across campus thats not slow. Career event atleast once a month. Student union does a lot and its quite major if you get involved with it.
Been here a year. Most welcoming place ever.
This university is very focused on how many students they want to take and not how to improve the quality of teaching for those students. I really enjoyed my time there but I think that they need to look at what their main focus is and should be
Great uni with great staff and facilities
Wellbeing is s*** but everything else I don’t think I’d change
Studied at Portsmouth for 5 years total, undergrad and masters, overall good experience, great uni that is still improving.
Aweful union/university only caring about league tables and not the student experience.
I had a great time learning at this university, staff are great and always assist when needed. Every building is within 15 minutes walking which makes it a great campus.
Great nights out and the uni staff really care about the students
Brilliant uni! Great atmosphere and excellent courses
Perfect uni and perfect campus in the heart of the city
Portsmouth is a great student ctiy. The staff have always been very helpful and kind. It sucks the Union closed. The waterhole bar, so there is no uni bar but there is a lot of pubs and bars around.
Amazing uni with amazing facilities, teachers and nightlife
Incredibly supportive after the death of my father, both pastorally and academically.
The university itself is pretty good, I cant really fault it apart from the lack of things to do during the evenings other than clubbing - but most people like that I think I am just boring as I would prefer more pubs near by xD
Brilliant service and accomodation. Good nightlife and support from the uni!
The staff are friendly and committed to helping students. The warm and friendly atmosphere makes you feel like home.
What I really like about Portsmouth University is the fact though it’s a huge campus, you feel like you’re at home. Everybody is friendly, it’s easy to get from one point to another with the uni bus. Clubs are overall safe which makes you love the city even more.
Loved it, graduated last year, Going back for a reunion in two weeks! Just wish union was better
Had a fantastic time at Portsmouth! Would definitely recommend it to anyone considering going to uni in future!
it’s not ranked as high as you think, complete money grabbers and destroy your dreams of what you truly want to do and judgemental lecturers, they never used to run like this AVOID this place!!
Love it mate, fun times. Just wished the waterhole was still open
Wonderful university, thank you for the best 4 years!
City center can be a bit off but the uni is good and the library is well stocked
The university of Portsmouth is a fantastic University for studying within the creative industries. It has excellent facilities, experienced, industry minded staff members and a continually updating curriculum. The Creative careers and employability services are fantastic for finding part time work, graduate positions and work placements. A very active student union with a broad array of societies help in making connections with like minded students.
It is a good university where it provides both theoretical knowledge and practical skill. Those can access to the real industry.
Great student city and support services
Amazing university with many facilities to support you and help you achieve your best
I had a fantastic time at Portmsouth
It’s an amazing university to explore yourself and get the best out of yourself
Excellent Experience, absolutely loved Portsmouth!
Everyone is lovely lectures are really informative and the equipment provided is out of this world, and have learnt a lot about not only my subject but also how to be an adult
Great uni and completely under rated. Would gladly do my masters here.
Support for Aspergers has been amazing, the campus is spread out so I find that it’s less busy when i get inside the building I need to be in.
Loving Portsmouth. Living in Southsea, being on a city campus next to the water is something you don't find often. Wifi can be dodgy at times though apart from that everything has been perfect so far.
The facilities are really nice and get updated regularly. Accommodation is okay but is a bit expensive.
Good facilities, helpful staff and good study contents.
Everything is in the city centre and close - the campus is laid out very open so you feel you are always at Uni, even when you are walking about in the city. Safe and secure
University of Portsmouth had everything i needed
It’s alright. Lit nights out nice people
The campus is close together, leading everywhere to be within walking distance — even university halls, which is a great help. The clubs and societies I have attempted to join aren’t great — I was ignored as a new member as I was quiet, which led to me not returning. The union is fantastic, and their bar and support services are brilliant. I haven’t focused on the Careers Service too much, but the connections I made with the Well-being Centre were not strong and ultimately disappointing. The WiFi is just fine.
You're in for a wild ride going to University of Portsmouth. You will love it. And you will learn, too!
Not an experience I wish I went through to be completely honest. Left without a qualification in the end, after ALL that. Got boring in the end with many having an obsession regarding lone mothers. And a constant focus and attack on lone mothers. Very strange as we were not taking a line patent course
A range of study areas available for all students! Library has a wide variety of accessible academic resources that help in academic studies
The facilities are ok. Caters basically to needs.
Best decision of my life coming here. It has really shaped me as a person and I love every minute. Not looking forward to leaving.
Great facilities and help with things such as careers, studying abroad, help with your course etc.
Gave basic 3 star as not used much there
I like my university - it has many facilities,which are built just for anything you need.there are also many clubs and societies,some of which have a tax to be paid in order to enter a specific society.The Wifi also stops sometimes,but for a short time.
My daughter attended this university very disappointed with the support she received. They literally were not interested in any problems she had. She decided to transfer after the first year and they constantly gave her incorrect information. The accommodation was awful her room was full of damp, her shower leaked and you could smell weed everywhere. She wanted to transfer because she was dreadfully homesick and her tutors didn't care. The lectures were awful and compared to her college lecturers they fell short and lacked knowledge. She was told to withdraw after her exam in May but then they said she withdrew early so couldn't receive credits for her hard work. She was given no guidance on essays or her exam. When she required a reference her tutor could not remember her even though she had taught her on many occasions. I would never recommend this university do not be fooled by the open days as they give no academic or emotional support. On the plus she met some amazing friends.
Amazing university and not stuck on a campus somewhere out the way, it's spread across Portsmouth - the densest city in the UK and the UK's only Island city.
Portsmouth has catered for everything students need. The student services are amazing they are very prompt and helpful.
Good uni everything close together and provides good opportunities for people
The facilities are fine, the wifi is good but that's pretty much all that is in Portsmouth! No one cares about the students - they are walking money for the university. Everything is very chaotic, there is no communication between departments. The BA courses are kind of alright, although you find tutors who have been out of the industry for 30 years and who teach you about it or who don't have an idea how to work with a certain equipment and you end up studying everything from youtube tutorials and books you buy, because in the library it is all taken or does not exist. The library is extremely small and always packed, same for any other building. It is a competition to find a space to sit and a plug with electricity is another level of hardness. The courses are with the same structures for years, no new things added ever. My advice is to NOT GO to study a Master's degree there in any case! Worst experience ever!!!
AMAZING!! I've really enjoyed my time here. Everything is so close and it's lovely to go to the beach on a nice day.
Portsmouth is a very small city. The halls I stayed in were run down and cramped. The uni is also spaced out over the city so we were constantly moving from building to building for each class. The nightlife was good however there is very limited places to go to. Overall I wouldn’t recommend Portsmouth as anyone’s first choice as there is so many better equipped places to study.
Was impressed with the open day so decided to commit to Portsmouth , while most people at uni seemed to have a great time- I didn’t. I’d say it was the worse year of my life Don't get me wrong; I did have some good times and meet some good people too, but overall it wasn’t a good experience and nowhere near as good as it makes itself out to be
great business school with a lot of help provided by the business department, the student union is great too as they are always insisting to help students with any confusions.
Would I say Portsmouth is the best university? It's great, for the most part. The lessons and tutors are great and very helpful. The university itself? Not so much. If you have a problem, they don't help you at all really. Me and a friend had a problem with our timetables which they ignored all year. So not the best at getting help for things like that.
University is awesome and have no regrets coming here
Big city campus but easy to find everything, easy to walk around. Portsmouth is big on societies and the union. Great student city
su bar doesnt do many events, but has lots of competition, all the uni buildings are really good with a high standard of technology
Good uni and services on offer, really good sport and help with finding a job
The University does not have enough accommodation for the amount of students they have, I and many others didn't get into halls for our first year and it really separates you from the University community. The clubs and bars in Portsmouth are below average speaking as someone who comes from Brighton and the Library is so packed that you're unable to study there and the University doesn't supply much study space for when exam season comes around. Would not recommend
There is no better place to spend your university years. Sitting down on Southsea Common or the beach with a barbecue is severely missed. I left Pompey Uni over 3 years ago, but driving past that Spinnaker on the M325 still feels like I'm going home again.
Had an amazing 3 years at Portsmouth university. The student halls were very basic but mostly in a great location, next to the shops and nightlife and had friendly community to it was easy to make new friends with flat mates and neighbours. In the Summer it was great to be able to live near the sea, everyone heads down to the beach to have bbqs or play football. Lecturers all very helpful, course fairly interesting.
So much support from lecturers and other departments (purple door/placement office). Accommodation is the only problem, halls are very expensive especially for students (the loan doesn't cover the cost) and lots of the private accommodation is practically inhabitable. I would suggest looking sooner rather than later if you want a decent house for an okay price.
On paper the University of Portsmouth looks and sounds great. However, you do feel very lost when you start off there. Along with communication being a BIG issue. I wouldn't recommend this uni as most people I know there either are unhappy or have dropped out or considering.
All in all a great university, very vibrant and diverse with lots of opportunities, the only negative it that the library is not big enough for this very popular university so it's a pain in the arse to find any where to sit!
Great university, amazing location
The university is great, although the campus is in need of some development.
I loved my time at university! It changed me as a person, prepared me for the future and I've never looked back!
Only ever received help or assistance from any staff
Only a 1st Year brilliant uni. If you do work on the cloud expect it to cut out midnight for a couple of minutes. Lift in James Watson intermittently works now which is a bummer. But as a whole love everything else.
University facilities are of a good standard although I would like to see a wider menu at the Students union.
Love my course and the buildings, the societies only bother with you for the first week then lose interest same as the union, really lovely people though, everyone is friendly and the lectures etc are all so well paced. Love it here.
A great university, widely regarded as one of the most fun places you can be educated. Not only is it fun but it's a great city to live in for three year, with such a dense population there is a real sense of community amongst the locals, student and everyone together.
Could use more pool tables and live music.
The legendary union is a distant memory. There is no career opportunities although Purple door claim to help. The societies were intolerable.
I live my uni, especially the city. My course is great and the staff are very helpful There could be many improvements but I understand it is a new uni and space limited
Portsmouth uni is brilliant! Best life decision i made
Great. The atmosphere is amazing and there is so much to do. Amazing range of societies and clubs
Everything is close together, loads of shops and there are always people to help. Lots of things to do and the uni bus is free!!!
So far I have enjoyed being a student here. There's a close knit community at the uni, and I've made some amazing friends so far.
The union is great. Spend all your time there. Never leave
Join a society. It doesn't matter which one. But lacrosse is the best one.
Great university with a great social life
up and coming, lacking in some departments
The University is really flourishing and is going up the rankings every year. with all the world class facilities and investments it is obvious why Portsmouth is such a great University to study at
Really fantastic lecturers and placement opportunities.
Best experience of my life, couldn't have wished for a better university
I loved my first year accommodation which cements my opinion that Portsmouth was the right university to go to, it's easy to settle in and make friends and I love my course!
Amazing university! I would recommend to everyone :)
A very good atmosphere From fellow students and from lecturers
The union made my first year amazing with both freshers, refreshers and basically the whole year round!
Couldn't ask for a better uni with incredible experiences, lecturers and facilities. The best choice I ever made
Best experience , lovely city and university
During my 3 years I have met, been taught by and worked beside so many great people. You can see how the university is focused on its students, constantly improving to provide the best experience and teaching.
Great area, unforgettable socials
Relatively a good university for my undergrad course; top 30 in UK for it. Next to the seaside so the ocean breeze is a good thing. Windy and not too cold like other inland UK cities.
The uni has a very friendly vibe to it, and there is loads of places to study quietly, the clubs and societies and very fun.
Had loads of help when needed, good facilities, really enjoyed being part of the au.
Very best modern university in United Kingdom.
Excellent facilities such as the new library. A wide range of awesome societies which means there's something for everyone. An all round amazing Uni!
Everything is high class and of great quality
couldnt have picked a better uni-amazing location/career help/facilities/people, especially the societies!
Friendly, laid back, full of resources and enthusiastic lecturers, awesome nightlife, beach and leisure facilities, free bus that runs very regularly, optional seminars so you can further your learning, great library full of journals, books, maps and archives. Overall just awesome, love it!
A fantastic university to be in! Thoroughly enjoy my time there, great communication with the lecturers, great research facilities and the Student Union is helpful and very friendly!
It's the best experience that a student can have.
Portsmouth uni is awesome, the sports societies and clubs are a great way of meeting loads of people! Everything about the university is great
Wonderful city .Great nightlife and seafront .
Portsmouth is a fantastic higher education institution that offers everything a student could need and more.
Brilliant uni with great staff and citylife. Would love to see further improvment of sports facilities
Supportive staff, kind employees, great number of societies, opportunity for work at open day and excellent facilities
Awesome uni, awesome people. Facilities are up to scratch
Great university, wonderful city and I would recommend to anybody! Halls of residence options are awesome. The whole experience is one everyone should take part in :)
An outstanding university with good facilities and career opportunities.
Really enjoyed the societies. The facilities are also extremely good
After living my whole life in France I decided to spend a year at the University of Portsmouth.. Honestly the best decision I have made. I don't think I will be living in France any time soon !
The facilities at this university are not up to scratch. The staff on my particular course are not very helpful either