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Be a part of our community

Support our research, join our business networks or partner with the University by working with our staff, students and graduates

Our students, staff and researchers benefit greatly from working with our local community – and in return, we're committed to making a positive difference to the people and businesses in our city and beyond.

Our partnerships in the local community include working with children in care and care leavers, the black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities and other under-represented groups to improve access to education. We also support military service children in Portsmouth, the home of the British Royal Navy. One of our biggest partnerships is with Portsmouth Football Club, which includes supporting the work they do through their charity, Pompey in the Community.

Organisations and individuals can collaborate with the University by taking part in or supporting our research and working with our students. Our Careers and Employability Service can also help you recruit skilled student volunteers, placement students on their sandwich year and new graduates.

You can work with us to develop your employees' skills too, through work-based learning courses, or grow your business by using our incubation services – from the coworking, hotdesking and private office spaces we offer, to mentoring programmes and networking events designed to help develop your business.

How we can help your business

From offering our expertise and facilities, to finding office space and business support, we can help your organisation succeed.

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Coworking and office space at Innovation Connect

If you're self-employed or running a small to medium enterprise and need space to grow, Innovation Connect offers desk and office space options in Portsmouth, as well as expert advice and support.

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Our partnerships

Discover our partnerships and the positive impacts they're making.

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Working with schools and colleges

Our Recruitment and Outreach Team can show your students what higher education offers, and help you guide them towards achieving their goals.

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Our community

Discover how we get involved locally and how you can participate too, from providing housing for our students to helping with our research projects.

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Procurement and suppliers

We welcome suppliers of all kinds, including small and medium-sized enterprises. Find out more about working with us.

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