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

27 April: Library online chat
Chat enquiries will be answered by a trusted, librarian led out-of-hours chat service.

27 April: Developing Export Sales: Should you? Could you? What’s stopping you?
Post-Brexit, we have been told, the world is our oyster! Britain must be a global industrial power. But exporting is complex and involves extensive risk. Join us for a chance to explore and...

27 April: Going High on a Wing
A seminar by Dr Lucy Hawkes and Dr Matt Wilkes Matt is a PhD student at Portsmouth, Expedition Doctor and paraglider pilot Lucy is a physiological …

27 April: School of Engineering Project Day 2017
Schedule of the Day Please feel free to drop into any part or stay for the full day: 9.30 – 10.00 Registration / Tea & Coffee / Welcome Talk 10.00 – 12.00 Poster...

27 April: Extraordinary staff win students’ praise
Students have turned the tables on staff at an awards event celebrating the best staff across 10 categories.

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