Portsmouth is an excellent city in which to study, work and relax. Its medium size offers all urban facilities and entertainment, without the stressful rhythm of larger cities. The sea is never far. The promenade by the beach and impressive vistas of the Solent and the isle of White are at a short walking distance from the University's main campus at the city centre, and the Milldam building where CEIST is located.

The Isle of Wight is eight minutes away by boat. Portsmouth is ideal for cycling with its flat surface and bike-friendly policy. Moving between the library, the various social science departments and all useful amenities is easy, fast and pleasurable. The University's large international and national student communities enjoy the city and participate in shaping its future.