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Just for you

Discover a few of the special things that being a graduate will get you

From the moment you decided to come to Portsmouth, lifetime benefits opened up to you. They come in many shapes and sizes and most, you won’t find on any list. Still, take a look at the some of the services that come along with being part of a 250,000-person-strong global community.

'Part of'

This one’s up to you. Staying active in the alumni community connects you with graduates around the world who can play a starring roles in your life journey. Join in alumni events and you are sure to meet people who care about the same things you do.

Graduated in the past five years? Explore bespoke support aimed at kick-starting a successful career.


As a graduate, you will always be welcome at University talks and presentations, on campus and online. Plus, you can enjoy exclusive alumni events all over the world, or set up your own reunions with help from the Alumni Team.

See the alumni events page for global events and advice on running your own reunions.

Alumni association member in the University Library

Library membership

Graduates continue to receive free access to the University Library through a special membership that entitles you to take out 2 books at a time for up to a year, when you can renew your membership. To join, email and request an online form. Return the form, along with a photo for your ID and you're all set. Find out more here.

Associate gym member lifting weights

Sport & Rec membership

Preferred membership rates are available to you for St Paul's Gym and affiliated fitness classes. This Associate Membership includes free racket sport court hire, discounts on all other sports halls and special personal training packages. The cost is just £165 when paid annually or you can choose to pay every 6 months (£110) or monthly (£18.99). Find out more about sports facilities.

Female postgraduate student at the University

Postgraduate study

Undergraduate alumni are entitled to a 20% fee reduction on selected postgraduate courses. Use the alumni checker to see if you're eligible.

Choose from more than 200 Master's, research, doctorate, teacher training and other postgraduate-level courses. Find out more about postgraduate study at Portsmouth.

Eye test taking place in eye clinic

Eye tests

The University eye clinic offers free eye tests for alumni. To find out more or to book an appointment, call the eye clinic on +44 (0)23 9284 6888 or email You can also visit the eye clinic in person at University of Portsmouth Eye Clinic, Cambridge Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2EF.

Alumnus using the printing services

Printing services

Alumni have access to the University's printing services for the production of quality printed items like flyers, leaflets, posters as well as framing. 

Graduated in the last 5 years?

Starting your career is an exciting, if not somewhat scary, time. It's a time for learning about yourself, what you're good at and what you want to do. It's a time for testing, building your skills and proving yourself. But it's not easy.

As a recent graduate, your University wants to see you get the best possible start. That’s why you're entitled to some extra career support and mentoring to help you reach your goals.

There are many benefits and events available exclusively to you up to 5 years after graduation, starting with a Career Cafe each September. There you'll meet experienced alumni with insights, knowledge and guidance to help you move forward on your career journey.

Happy students at graduation

Discover the extra benefits you can get if you graduated in the last 5 years.

Want to start your own business or develop your entrepreneurial skills?

There’s support to get your 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 space and networking opportunities are all available to graduates of the last five years, at no cost, with no loss of ownership.

Careers and employability support

All University alumni have access to ongoing career support. Whether you're looking to explore new career paths or options for further study, the Careers and Employability Service, complete with a dedicated Graduate Recruitment Consultancy, are here for you. Choose from personalised support and group events to make the most of your education investment.

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