University of Portsmouth

Portsmouth | South East England

City By the sea

Ucas code: P80

Portsmouth is a vibrant waterfront city on the south coast with a rich maritime history. A flat and compact city, Portsmouth is easy to get around on foot or by bike and most University buildings are located in the centre. There is always plenty going on, whether in the bustle of the city centre or in the fresh air and open spaces of the seafront and the common.
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What students say about this university

Dialog 808 comments (223 students)
    • Student Union

      Hosts official nights out, organises trips away, has a lot of societies.

      2014, 2nd year, Technologies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Everyday expenses

      I had no problems. Work out how much money you have to spend and split that by how many weeks you are uni for. Then don't spend...

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      2013, 1st year, Engineering Geology

      Everyday expenses

      I had no problems. Work out how much money you have to spend and split that by how many weeks you are uni for. Then don't spend over that each week. Easy.

      2013, 1st year, Engineering Geology

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    • Political scene

      Sometimes demonstrations are set up. And internal politics start with student voting

      2014, 3rd year, Physical Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Facilities

      The student union is a great place to hang out both in the day time as they have a nice beer garden and serve cheap burgers and...

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      2013, 2nd year, Environmental Sciences

      Facilities

      The student union is a great place to hang out both in the day time as they have a nice beer garden and serve cheap burgers and sandwiches all day and in the evening having a drink inside the bar with friends. Skint Saturdays is an event run by the Waterhole Bar as many of the local night club facilities are taken over by the locals and prices are hiked up. No need to worry about spending too much as you can get a pint for under 2! There is also a large space upstairs in the union known as 3rd Space which is suitable for group work or catching up with a friend and you can buy Starbucks coffee for a reduced price! There are a number of University cafes situated around campus serving cheap coffee and sandwiches which are made to order and you can select a number of fillings for a cheap lunch. These are also a great place to go between lectures. It would be great to have more outdoor spaces or common rooms that you didn't have to pay for food and drink because if they're busy it's difficult to find a space.

      2013, 2nd year, Environmental Sciences

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    • The upside

      Keeping you well informed in all the aspects of uni

      2013, 1st year, Technologies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Facilities

      The University has great facilities, with many computers available, great library service and a helpful careers centre. If you...

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      2012, 1st year, Finance

      Facilities

      The University has great facilities, with many computers available, great library service and a helpful careers centre. If you have any questions there is always someone to help who ahs the correct expertese!

      2012, 1st year, Finance

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Creative

58%

MED

Varied union activities

75%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

67%

MED

Sporty

72%

MED

Political

50%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 93% LOW
Student score 81% MED
Average graduate salary £19k MED

Overall student satisfaction

88%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

21,900

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

84%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

18%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

45%

of students are female

Young / Mature

14%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

18%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

79%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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