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The University of Portsmouth has been a great university for me to come to. I'm very happy I chose it, I was worried initially it might have not been the right choice but my fear soon settled when I got to know people and accelerated into my course. I also got involved in extra curriculum activities which made the rough times a lot better.
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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
There is no student union bar
- 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.
Great uni, excellent lecturers
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