Through the Portsmouth Futures Fund, we’ll work together to remove the barriers to higher education faced by our most-talented students and to ensure that all of our students get the best possible university experience. With your help we’ll ensure that the University of Portsmouth remains accessible for individuals from all backgrounds.
Your donation can achieve so much more than you think:
We believe that everybody who has the talent, ability and aspiration to achieve, should be given the best opportunities to succeed. The Portsmouth Futures Fund supports those students who lack the finances to be able to make the most of their time at university. This may include bursaries for course resources, hardship grants for living expenses or additional support for postgraduate students. With your support we can work towards helping all students in genuine financial hardship.
Student community impact
Over the last year our Employability Department has placed over 500 students into long-term volunteering opportunities in the City and surrounding areas. As well as having a positive impact on the local community, students gain vital work experience relevant to their career aspirations while at university. Often these roles will be linked to students' courses or career goals and helps to increase their confidence, as well as help with career choices and direction.
We know that our students go on to do amazing things. Our job is to make sure they get the best start that they can. The Portsmouth Futures Fund supports our most ambitious students in undertaking activities that will benefit their future after university. This includes the provision of business start-up funding for placement year students and using work experience to ensure that our graduates stand out when applying for jobs. This helps them to gain the best skills and experience, paving the way for success after they leave university.
Going to university is not all about getting a degree, it’s also about learning new skills, growing as a person and making friendships which will last a lifetime. The fund gives students opportunities and experiences that will set them up for their future. This could range from new facilities that enable real-life learning, using developments in technology to enable new and effective teaching methods or funding field trips that increase student understanding of a topic, helping them achieve academic success.