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Community partnerships

Working with the local community to encourage academic success

We're proud to be part of Portsmouth's local community and we're committed to being a positive force in the lives of everyone who calls this city home.

Follow the links below to discover more about our work to widen participation and make a difference locally. Email to get in touch about new or existing partnerships.

Children in care and careleavers

We are committed to supporting care leavers before, during and after their studies. Find out more about our work with looked-after children and care leavers.

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Black and minority ethnic communities

Find out more about our support for Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Communities and commitment to tackling race inequality for staff and students.

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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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Military service children

Portsmouth is a naval city and as such, we strive to offer extra support to military service children and their families. If you have served, or are currently serving in a branch of the British Armed Forces, you and your family are likely to be eligible for additional support while studying.

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Armed Forces Covenant

We've signed the the Armed Forces Covenant - a pledge to honour the Armed Forces and support the Armed Forces Community.

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Firesetters' Integrated Responsive Educational Programme (FIRE-P)

Alongside Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service, we've developed a fire safety awareness programme for adults with convictions for deliberate firesetting.

Firesetters Integrated Responsive Educational Programme (FIRE-P)
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Police Education Team

Our Police Education Team (PET) delivers high-quality contextualised teaching and learning to new police officers at levels 4-6, as part of a Police Education Consortium with other higher education institutions. 

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