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Reasons to choose University of Portsmouth

A guaranteed room in halls

All undergraduates who make us their firm choice and meet the deadline are guaranteed a room in halls. Options include catered and en-suite, with 2017-18 rents from £90. 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.

UK's most affordable city

Worried about making ends meet? Portsmouth was named the most affordable city in the UK for students, with below-average rents and expenditure. And it’s such a compact city, you’ll rarely have to pay for travel.

We're highly rated

The University of Portsmouth performs consistently well in national league tables. We’re in The Guardian’s top 50, and one of the top 500 in the world according to Times Higher Education’s rankings.

You'll be work-ready

We’re about more than just theory. Thanks to our emphasis on employability skills and a dedicated careers service, our graduates earn more than the sector average, with 93% in work or higher education.

Our students like us

What you think matters, and in the latest National Student Survey our students gave us a satisfaction rate of 89% – higher than the national average. Many of our courses achieved 100% satisfaction.

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.

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.

It's a great place to live

Not only will you get a good education in Portsmouth, you’ll 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.

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.

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.