Your journey to university starts at Begin Your Future. Save your place on 9 September 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.

At Begin Your Future, you'll:

  • Get the latest advice on things like applying to uni and making the transition from college or sixth form
  • Tour our campus, facilities and island city with our ambassadors
  • Break down the UCAS process to get a head start on your application
  • Explore whether university is the right option for you and your future
  • Find all the facts, figures and support related to student finance
  • Learn how to write a show-stopping UCAS personal statement
  • Discover the latest equipment and facilities that our students use during their studies to develop highly employable skills
  • Chat to current students, and ask them your questions on student life, accommodation and anything else
  • See what students get up to around their studies, as you walk around our city campus, just a stone's throw away from the beach


9 September 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

Get an intro to Begin Your Future and explore student life at the University of Portsmouth.

We’re proud of our 5 star rating for excellence in the QS World University Rankings 2022. We’re even prouder of our graduates’ success. With the support of our highly rated Careers and Employability Service (voted Top 20 in the UK on Student Crowd, 2021), 9 out of 10 of our students are in work.

Find out more about why our students love studying at Portsmouth and how we're committed to helping every student, whatever their background, achieve their absolute best.


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.

Your head-start on all things UCAS and applying to university starts here. 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.

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.

Going to university brings new opportunities and could change your life in many ways. That’s why we’ll always be there to help you make decisions you can be proud of.

If you ever feel like you need a helping hand with your application, a chat with one of our students, tips and advice on anything UCAS-related, or some help writing your personal statement, we've got your back. Find out about our range of online support that you can access in your own time to prepare for university.