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Top 10

Reasons to choose University of Portsmouth

1. A guaranteed room in halls

All new, full-time undergraduates and postgraduates who make us their firm choice and meet the accommodation deadline are guaranteed a room in halls. Options include catered and en-suite, with 2017-18 rents from £90 per week. Most halls are in the city centre and those further out have a free bus service.

If you'd like to find out more about the University and what we offer, request a copy of our undergraduate prospectus.

2. We're highly rated

Join one of only four south-east universities rated ‘Gold’ in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework. We're also in the Guardian’s top 40 universities and we consistently perform well in national and global league tables.

3. You'll be work-ready

Develop professional skills that you can apply in your career. Thanks to our emphasis on employability skills and a dedicated careers service, 96.5% of our graduates are in work or higher education.

4. Earn more

University of Portsmouth graduates earn more than the sector average, and The Economist recently found we do more than any other UK university to boost graduates’ earnings – the average Portsmouth graduate earns 13% more than expected.

5. Our students like us

What you think matters, and in the latest National Student Survey our students gave us a satisfaction rate of 88% – higher than the national average. Many of our courses achieved 100% satisfaction.

6. Practical experience

We’ll enhance your learning with real-life facilities including a courtroom, newsroom, TV studio, pharmacy and forensic house. Many courses also offer work placements and the chance to study abroad.

7. You'll make a difference

Want to help cure a disease, build better homes or understand a criminal’s mind? A degree is just the start of your journey at University of Portsmouth – you’ll gain knowledge that actually makes a difference to people’s real lives.

8. It's a great place to live

Not only will you get a good education in Portsmouth, you’ll also love living in this diverse island city with a strong identity and modern outlook. History, culture and waterfront attractions abound – and the shopping and nightlife are great too.

9. Help and support

Whatever support you need to help you achieve your goals, our dedicated staff are ready to advise and reassure – from counsellors and chaplains to housing officers and finance and careers officers.

10. Cutting-edge facilities

You’ll be studying in modern surroundings using cutting-edge facilities. Latest spends include a £4m library refurbishment, a £9m media and performing arts space, and an £11m centre to inspire a new generation of engineers.