Alumni using the sports facilities

Perks of being a Portsmouth grad

Find out what you gain when you graduate

From the moment you decided to come to Portsmouth, a lifetime of benefits opened up to you. Take a look at what's available to you as a Portsmouth alumnus.

Discounted postgraduate study

We already know you and believe in you. So we'd love to help you get where you want to be.

As a Portsmouth graduate, you could receive a £3,000 scholarship towards a Master's degree, or 20% off tuition fees for a Master's or PhD (terms and conditions apply). 

You can choose from more than 200 Master's, research, doctorate, teacher training and other postgraduate-level courses. Most courses qualify for Government loan funding. 

Scholarships for 2021 and 2022 graduates

If you're a UK student and achieve a first or upper second (2:1) honours degree, you could be eligible for a £3,000 scholarship to start a Master's in September 2022 or January 2023 (terms and conditions apply). 

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Take advantage of 20% off selected postgraduate courses.

Accelerated application routes

As a 2021 or 2022 graduate, you're guaranteed a conditional offer for most MA/MSc degrees on the achievement of a good honours degree and we can pre-match you to appropriate progression courses, saving you time and effort.

Apply for a Master's using our Fast Track Application route.

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I decided to stay at Portsmouth for my postgraduate studies because the department was so supportive and well suited to my research interests. My supervisor is a specialist in an area central to my research and, since I was an undergraduate student, has encouraged me to further my studies and research.

Hannah Coombs, PhD Literary Studies

Careers support

Your alumni community is a resource for your entire life and includes access to people who could open doors for you or be your mentors at any stage of your career. 

But if you graduated in the last 5 years, you're entitled to additional support from the Careers and Employability Service.

Starting your career is an exciting time. It's a time to learn about yourself, and to find out what you're good at and what you want to do. It's a time for trying out new things, building your skills and proving yourself. As a recent graduate, we want to help you have the best possible start. 

You can continue to use the careers resources on MyPort.

We also run a Career Cafe every September where you'll meet experienced alumni who will share their insights, knowledge and guidance to help you move forward on your career journey. Make sure your details are up to date so we can invite you to the cafe.

Alumni careers support

You're always part of an active network of professional alumni.

Start up and business support

You can access support to get your business idea off the ground, or take your existing start-up to the next level. If you're ready to create the next big thing, we're here to help.

Expert advice, workshops, co-working spaces and networking opportunities are available to you if you graduated in the last 5 years, at no cost, with no loss of ownership.

Find out more about the support you can get on our business services pages.

Get discounts on work spaces

If you have graduated from the University in the past five years, we can offer you discounted work space at Innovation Connect to help get your business growing. Find out more information at the Innovation Connect website.

A global community

You're part of a community of over 200,000 alumni. By staying active, you can connect with graduates around the world and with people who share your interests and could make a difference to your career or even your life.

Alumni newsletter

You're automatically subscribed to a quarterly newsletter, bringing you inspirational stories, University news, and ways to get involved and connect.

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Women at an alumni event


As a graduate, you'll always be welcome at University events, including talks, presentations, reunions and anniversary celebrations – on campus and online. 

You can also attend exclusive alumni events around the world, or set up your own reunions with help from our Alumni Team.

See the alumni events page for more information about events and advice on setting up your own reunion.

Alumni association member in the University Library

Library membership

You'll continue to receive free access to the University Library through our external membership scheme. You can take out two books at a time and access some of the Library's eresources. You'll need to renew your membership every year.

Head to the Library website for information about becoming a member.

Associate gym member lifting weights

Sport and Rec membership

Alumni get preferred membership rates at St Paul's Gym, so you can work out at your favourite gym after you graduate.

The Alumni membership is £20 for one month. This includes full access to the gym, fitness classes and racket sports.

Our outstanding Ravelin Sports Centre opens later this year. Visit our page to find out more

Eye test taking place in eye clinic

Eye tests

The University eye clinic offers free eye tests for alumni and offers discounts on frames and lenses.

Alumnus using the printing services

Printing services

Alumni can use the University's printing services to print items like flyers, leaflets, and posters, as well as framing.

Let's stay in touch

Keep your details up to date so you don't miss out on alumni events, reunions and news.

You can also contact us by email at or call us on +44 (0)23 9284 2705.

We'd love to hear from you.