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
20 July: Helping Europe to understand the impact of chemicals in the environment
Scientists have identified the key research priorities that Europe must focus on around the impact, management and regulation of chemicals in the environment. Chemicals released into the environment …
20 July: Change To New UoP Staff ID Cards
All new printed Staff Cards will no longer show the department on the card.
20 July: University staff raise over £16,000 for Brain Tumour Research
The University of Portsmouth’s Department of Sport and Recreation has strengthened its partnership with the Brain Tumour Research charity with a donation of £4,164. Colleagues in the Sport and …
20 July: Student keeps it in the family as she graduates
Samantha Bumford, from Poole and the current Miss Poole (and Miss Dorset 2017), graduated from the University of Portsmouth this week. Samantha graduated with a degree in BA (Hons) Education and …
20 July: FIFA has successfully developed its own private legal system – now governments must step in
Ben Sutherland / shutterstock Branislav Hock, University of Portsmouth and Suren Gomtsian, University of Leeds The World Cup was a success, especially for France, Russia – and FIFA. But the …