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University of Portsmouth Reputation
The University of Portsmouth is located in South England, Hampshire. The reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 24,395 students are enrolled at the University of Portsmouth:
- 20,430 of these students come from the UK
- 1,025 come from other EU countries
- And 2,940 are students from non-EU countries.
(Source: HESA 2017/18)
The graduate outcomes for the University of Portsmouth show that six months after leaving university, 98% of graduates are in work or further study. The average graduate salary six months after leaving the University of Portsmouth, is £21,200 a year.
(Source: DLHE Survey 2016)
Updated: 23rd September 2019
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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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!!!
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!