military services

Supporting the Armed Forces Covenant

Military reservists, veterans and families – help celebrate our Armed Forces Covenant

The Armed Forces Covenant is a pledge to honour the Armed Forces and support the Armed Forces Community.  By signing the Covenant, the University commits to uphold its key principles, namely that:

  • No member of the Armed Forces Community should face disadvantage in the provision of public and commercial services compared to any other citizen, and
  • In some circumstances special treatment may be appropriate especially for the injured or bereaved.

On 13th June 2023 we renewed our pledge at the Royal Navy Dockyard, Portsmouth.

Please click here to view our renewed Armed Forces Covenant.

As home to the Royal Navy, it was important that The University of Portsmouth was one of the first universities to sign an Armed Forces Covenant in 2016. 
The renewal of this pledge confirms our ongoing commitment to this partnership, including plans to grow and support our network of veterans, reservists and military families. It is our ambition to become one of the UK’s leading civic universities and supporting the armed forces community reinforces our strong partnership with the key civic institutions within our city.

Professor Graham Galbraith, Vice-Chancellor

We want to recognise the community for those who have served and continue to serve, therefore if you are a current serving reservist, a military veteran or a family member, partner, husband or wife please click here and provide your details.

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Military service children

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Armed Forces Covenant

Download our renewed Armed Forces Covenant (AFC).
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