University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth | South East England
Ucas code: P80
What students say about this university1207 comments (299 students)
They do not let you know that if you do not get your 1st choice then you are very unlikely to get halls. Halls is an important...
They do not let you know that if you do not get your 1st choice then you are very unlikely to get halls. Halls is an important factor that students assume that you will always get. This should be advertised more. This is very true of University of Portsmouth as a lot of people that even put it as their first choice did not get halls. This can have an effect on the amount of people you meet especially if you dont fit into any societies.×
Attending to individual studentReport
Stayed in rented house all years. All terrace housing some much nicer and cheaper than others. Some people say avoid Fratton...
Stayed in rented house all years. All terrace housing some much nicer and cheaper than others. Some people say avoid Fratton although it's really not that bad. Lots of good housing around university bus stops. Southsea town is a really nice place, housing near the common is brilliant and can be cheaper as there are flats other than terrancd housing, although further distance to uni than usual but everyone has bicycles.×
There is a service which helps with employment, both in terms of job searching and offering one-on-one sessions focusing on...
There is a service which helps with employment, both in terms of job searching and offering one-on-one sessions focusing on different aspects, e.g. CV writing. There is also a service for each department helping with placement years and study-abroad opportunities. The contacts with employers and universities are still developing, and this year they made new agreements with two universities from outside Europe. Much of the course and teaching is also focused on what skills employers look for, and some option units are focused on certificates needed for different jobs, such as the CKP to join the police.×
Course content and structure, and the quality of teaching.Report
Some lecturers are boringReport
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction89%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students22,060
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate85%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time16%
of students are part-time
Male / Female45%
of students are female
Young / Mature15%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK17%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction79%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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Where it's located
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