University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2UP
023 9284 8484
Vice Chancellor
Professor Graham Galbraith


The University of Portsmouth is a leading modern university with a strong reputation for teaching and research. Many of our academics are international leaders in their fields and our students learn from experts who are pushing forward the boundaries of knowledge.

A student-friendly waterfront city, Portsmouth is an excellent place to study and live, and many students stay on after they graduate. There’s a great mix of modern urban and historic areas alongside green spaces and the beach, and it has a real community feel. It’s a compact city, and most university buildings, shops and entertainment are within walking distance of each other. Over 21,000 students, including 3000 from over 100 countries, are supported by over 2,500 staff.

Around half of students are on courses that lead to professional accreditation, and many more study on courses that offer real-life learning. Simulated learning environments include a mock courtroom, a newsroom, a health simulation suite, a £1m model pharmacy and a forensic house, where criminologists work on staged crime scenes.

The University is riding high: the 2013 national students survey placed Portsmouth within the top 25% of English universities for student satisfaction, with 88% of full-time students being satisfied or very satisfied with their course, placing it in the top 30% of mainstream English universities for overall satisfaction.
This year a new £14m wing opened on the Eldon building providing the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries with brand new purpose-built facilities. They include a new 200 seat cinema-quality screening room which doubles as a lecture theatre, a new exhibition space, seven large seminar rooms, an art shop and purpose-built fashion, textiles, architecture and interior design studios.



Recent news from University of Portsmouth

29 July: Home-baking dad on Great British Bake Off
A University of Portsmouth employee and father of four is one of the 12 amateur bakers in this year’s The Great British Bake Off starting on BBC1 next Wednesday. Enwezor Nzegwu, 39, is...

28 July: Faculty of Technology graduates: Master’s degree study 2014/15
The University is pleased to offer successful Faculty of Technology graduates admission to a range of our Master’s degrees.

28 July: University receives My Journey Commuter Challenge Award
University achieves 1st place in the My Journey Commuter Challenge.

28 July: UoP student ensures Team England stays connected
A University of Portsmouth student who is on a placement year with a Scottish IT company has been selected to be the first point of contact for IT for Team England during the...

25 July: Shaping our Future – an exciting future ahead
After reviewing 442 ideas online, more than 3,600 comments and hundreds of suggestions on foot-shaped notes, we have pulled together the headline themes and ideas that you generated. On the Shaping …

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