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
24 June: University joins major project to manage global overfishing
The University of Portsmouth is involved in a major new international project to improve EU fisheries and examine overfishing across the globe. The FarFish project aims to improve the sustainability …
23 June: Tiny blood vessels in brain could be key to treating vascular dementia
Researchers from the universities of Portsmouth and Southampton are to study tiny channels embedded in the walls of blood vessels in the brain to assess their impact on dementia. Dementia is the loss.…
23 June: University lecturer wins prestigious award
A University of Portsmouth University lecturer has won an award for ground-breaking research in the field of applied sport psychology. Dr Chris Wagstaff, in the Department of Sport and Exercise …
21 June: Gold rating for teaching excellence at the University of Portsmouth
We are one of only four universities in the South East region to be rated gold, along with the Universities of Kent, Oxford and Surrey.
21 June: Is the future of cities green?
A debate on the growing pressures on our cities and infrastructural systems – Professor Steffen Lehmann, Cluster for Sustainable Cities