University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth | South East England
Ucas code: P80
What students say about this university802 comments (220 students)
The union is terrible for nights out; it doesn't really have any except a couple of special events when other unis have weekly...
The union is terrible for nights out; it doesn't really have any except a couple of special events when other unis have weekly events inside the union.×
as long as you keep watch of it an d know what bills you need to pay and when you recieve your loan in advance then its easyReport
Union is a really good place to chill and get some food and a pint during the day, theres also loads of outside space for when...
Union is a really good place to chill and get some food and a pint during the day, theres also loads of outside space for when its sunny too, its also really good to go before you go on a night out. It has a really good atmosphere in the evening and its good to get some jugs of snakebite before you go out, or also good if you just want to stay there and have a laugh but theres no club at the union, just the bar. There are loads of cafes around campus all doing different things which is really great and handy so whichever building you're in you will be right next to one! Around some of the uni buildings there are parks and places to chill outside, behind the library is really nice, or if you want to be away from uni theres victoria park near town which is nice and has animals to look at, the common where alot of people go to hang out which is massive and good to play sports on and of course the beach right next to the common which is so nice just to chill out or walk along, especially on sunny days!×
The university library has a good selection of books and printing resources. There are also both PCs and Macs available, as...
The university library has a good selection of books and printing resources. There are also both PCs and Macs available, as well as silent study areas and dedicated group study rooms. These areas do fill up fast however, particularly around exam time, so book well in advance!×
The free uni bus is great, especially considering they have taken comments on board from previous years to increase buses at...
The free uni bus is great, especially considering they have taken comments on board from previous years to increase buses at peak times. Taxis are good value (in comparison to London), Good with providing opportunities to meet companies and prepare you for the future with Purple Door providing CV clinics and interview help. Housing is fairly expensive, however the University's Student Finance office is helpful and can offer help and advice Lots of part time job opportunities due to the proximity to Gunwharf Quays and the Cascades. Lots of large food shops, Asda, Tesco near the university, Morrisons and Sainsburys slightly further out Good student night life, with lots of variation of themes×
We are given the maximum amount of hours contact time but still have enough time to complete the necessary tasks and get a good...
We are given the maximum amount of hours contact time but still have enough time to complete the necessary tasks and get a good social. Course is challenging after the first year. Im now on Placement and being treated as a graduate engineer which is very challenging! But i have been offered a job when i finish uni. Feedback from tutors is generally good but sometimes could do with more. If you need more, lecturers are easy to talk to and can help give more detailed feedback.×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction89%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students21,625
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate85%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time17%
of students are part-time
Male / Female44%
of students are female
Young / Mature14%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK18%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction80%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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