What's coming up on 17 June?

Your journey to university starts at Begin Your Future. Save your place on 17 June 2022 and get all your questions answered.

We'll help you get a head start on applying to university and the UCAS process – on topics like student finance, personal statements and making the exacting transition from college. And you'll explore our island city campus here at the University of Portsmouth, with guided tours and student chat, so you can feel confident about the road ahead.

Programme

17 June 2022

We're excited to meet you. If you're coming with a school or college group, speak to your teacher about where to go for check in.

We're likely to meet at Portland Building, Portland St, Portsmouth PO1 3AH – your school will have all the details ready for arrival.

If you have any questions, please contact us at rao@port.ac.uk.

We’re proud of our 5 star rating for excellence in the QS World University Rankings 2022. Let's explore the reasons to go to university, and why our students love studying at Portsmouth.

We'll discuss the benefits of getting a degree, the opportunities you'll get at Portsmouth, how it can boost your career prospects and the social side of university. So you can make the best decisions for your future.

Our campus is always evolving. We have a £400 million plan to ensure our facilities are fit for the future of higher education. It’s all about preparing you for a competitive global jobs market.

Get ready to tour the campus and facilities with our student ambassadors, as you explore the latest equipment our undergrads can access during their studies – and the academic and personal support available to help them make the most of their time with us.

Fuel-up. Feel free to bring your own lunch for the day or grab something from the cafeteria.


You head-start on all things UCAS and applying to university. Explore a carousel of workshops in the afternoon on the following topics:

Writing a UCAS personal statement

Your personal statement is uniquely yours. It's the story you tell when you apply to uni. It shows your chosen universities why you're the perfect candidate for a course.

Ready to tip the scales in your favour? We've packed together tips and tricks to help you plan, structure and write a personal statement that captures who you are in this workshop.

Understanding student finance

Funding your studies is one of the biggest things you need to sort before you start a Bachelor’s degree or other undergraduate course.

Find out everything you need to know about paying for uni, including the different fees, loans, repayments and how to apply.

Transitioning to university

There's plenty to think about when you start university – and preparing properly for such a big moment in your life can make all the difference. Explore the student support services you can use, what it’s like to live in halls and how to settle into life at uni. You can also hear from our current students on how they felt about coming to uni.

A big part of your journey to uni is meeting current students to find out all about the place you’ll call home.

This is your chance to ask our students your questions. This could be about a course you're interested in, the city of Portsmouth, moving away from home and whatever you want to know about uni – our students know best.