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Education partnerships

Discover our range of partnerships with universities, further and higher education sectors, sixth form colleges and businesses

We collaborate closely with universities, the higher and further education sector, sixth form colleges, businesses and other educational establishments in the UK and worldwide. This is an essential part of our delivering our strategy and vision.

Collaborative partner institutions deliver approved courses and research programmes, enabling students to gain a University of Portsmouth award in line with the Quality Assurance Agency's UK Quality Code for Higher Education

We place a huge value on collaborating with partners, fostering links and developing career-enhancing opportunities for both students and academics.

The many benefits of partnerships include increasing the number of progression routes for students, raising the profile of both University and partner, enriching the student experience by encouraging a global mindset, and fostering a sense of community.

We have been working collaboratively since 1992 and welcome proposals from the UK and internationally to extend our range of partnerships.

We operate a number of different partnerships, but the main types are:

Collaborative courses

Where a University of Portsmouth course is delivered with a partner organisation as a franchised or validated programme (or a mixture of the two).

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Articulation partnerships

Where students begin a course at their own university before transferring to continue their studies here in Portsmouth.

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Student exchange partnerships

Where University of Portsmouth students study abroad at partner institutions and we receive students from our partners.

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Information for students at our partner institutions

As a student on one of our collaborative courses you can use our support and advice services as well as our partner's resources.

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Support for partnerships staff

We provide advice and support to both University and partner staff on the development, approval, monitoring and review of collaborative arrangements.

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Other education partnerships

University of Portsmouth Academy Trust

Our University's Academy Trust has been established to support and grow educational excellence across the region, working with other schools and colleges, Academy Trusts and education providers.

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Education Research Innovation and Consultancy Unit

An initiative developed to help tackle the effects of educational inequality within local schools, including those in the University of Portsmouth Academy Trust.

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