Find out what it's like to live and study in Portsmouth.
Our Open Days are the best way to find out what it’s like to live and study in Portsmouth. There’s high demand for University Open Days with thousands of visitors attending each year. You need to book a place in advance, so we can send you helpful information on how to get the most out of your day.
You’ll be able to take a tour of our campus, explore the city, get to know us, quiz the people who could be your future lecturers and see what facilities are on offer.
Open Day Dates
The University of Portsmouth Open Days for 2017 entry will be held on:
- Saturday 8 October 2016
- Saturday 22 October 2016
- Saturday 5 November 2016
- Saturday 19 November 2016
Each day runs from 9.30am to 4pm.
Before you apply
Come to one of our Open Days and get an insight into life at Portsmouth – see for yourself what we offer and get a taste of what it could be like to study here. You can tailor the day to suit your needs, picking what you want to see and when:
- visit the department you are interested in and meet staff
- take a tour of the city and the campus
- chat to current students
- visit halls of residence
- meet student housing and finance advisers
- tour our library and our sports facilities
- visit the Students’ Union and much more!
After you apply
Once you’ve applied to Portsmouth and received an offer of a place, we’ll invite you to attend a Applicant Open Day. These differ from University Open Days – they’re subject-specific and led by academic departments. It's up to you as to whether you attend a University Open Day, Applicant Open Day - or both. Applicant Open Days offer:
- department tours of facilities, studios, labs and lecture theatres
- information about what you’ll study on the course including sample lectures
- campus and city tours
- a chance to meet current students from the department
Other visiting opportunities
If you can’t make it to one of our scheduled Open Days you can download our free walking tour for a self-guided tour of the University. You can come on Monday - Friday between 8.30am and 4.15pm
We have an open-door policy so you will be able to take a look into our buildings, speak to some of our support services and get a feel for the campus.
Find out more information about our self-guided walking tours.
Master's and Research Degrees
Postgraduate Information Days
Our Postgraduate Information Days are held twice a year and give you the opportunity to visit the University, meet with course leaders and attend a range of academic and support-based talks to obtain the detailed information you need to consider when studying at postgraduate level with us.
Our Postgraduate Information Days for 2017 entry are as follows:
- Wednesday 1st March 2017, 1pm - 5pm
- Wednesday 26th April 2017, 1pm - 5pm
Bookings will open in January 2017.
Other opportunities to visit
If you would like to visit the campus you can download our free walking tour for a self-guided tour of the University. You can visit Monday - Friday between 8.30am and 4.00pm. We have an open-door policy so you will be able to take a look into our buildings, speak to some of our support services and get a feel for the campus. Find out more information about our self-guided walking tours.
Portsmouth Business School Postgraduate, MBA and part-time study open evenings
- Thursday 16th February 2017
- Wednesday 21st June 2017
- Tuesday 5th September 2017
If you are interested in one of our business postgraduate courses, including MBA, our Postgraduate, MBA and part-time study open evenings provide an opportunity for you to meet lecturers, current and past students
For more information, please visit the Business School events page.
If you are unable to visit us, why not contact the admissions team for your course of interest via our course pages.
If you have any further enquiries about postgraduate study at Portsmouth, including advice on the Postgraduate Loan for 2017 entry plus scholarships and bursaries available visit our postgraduate pages.