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 February: Ink stigma: the Japanese tattoo artists fighting back
Stephen Crabbe, University of Portsmouth Whether you love tattoos or hate them, the British clearly have something of a penchant for engraving their bodies with inky art. There are a staggering 2,228 …
24 February: Recreating the spirit of a Mariah-Carey-like Diva in a unique performance of Handel’s Messiah
A unique recreation of a performance of Handel’s Messiah from 1812, which featured the great prima donna Angelica Catalani, is being performed in Portsmouth next month. More than 200 …
23 February: Last chance to nominate for Enterprise Showcase Awards!
Help us recognise the people around you that stand out, make a difference and act on their ideas! Entry deadline is 9am on 27 February.
23 February: Final-year students – take part in the NSS and you could win a great prize!
Take part in the National Student Survey and you could win one of 27 fantastic prizes!
23 February: Is public spending the key to happiness?
Spending generously on public services might be the key to society’s long-term happiness, according to a visiting human geography expert speaking at the University of Portsmouth yesterday. A public …