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)
    • The upside

      Night life, Cheep Prices, Transport

      2013, 1st year, Media Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Course organisation, some lectures need to make it clear to their students what their unit entails otherwise some students are...

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      2012, 1st year, Environmental Sciences

      The downside

      Course organisation, some lectures need to make it clear to their students what their unit entails otherwise some students are very stressed and confused come exam time!

      2012, 1st year, Environmental Sciences

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    • The downside

      The institution could do better on providing sport for girls as there are very few clubs

      2012, 1st year, Animal Science

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    • The upside

      Student life. There's always something different happening every day of the week so you'll ever be lonely or bored.

      2012, 2nd year, Others In Medicine & Dentistry

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    • The upside

      the lecturers are really good

      2013, 2nd year, Mechanical Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      Helpfulness, accommodation, nightlife, places to eat

      2012, 3rd year, Sociology

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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% MED
Average graduate salary £19k MED
Student score 81% MED

Overall student satisfaction

88%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

22,690

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

17%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

79%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

University images

  • Studying in halls accommodation

    Studying in halls accommodation

  • Park building

    Park building

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    Student Accommodation

  • Student on campus

    Student on campus

  • Group work

    Group work

  • Drama

    Drama

  • Laboratory

    Laboratory

  • Netball at Portsmouth

    Netball at Portsmouth

  • Pilates

    Pilates

League table rankings

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