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Students studying at partner institutions

Find out how we can support your studies

Our collaborative courses are supported or delivered by one of our partner institutions and lead to a University of Portsmouth award. As a student on one of our collaborative courses you can use our support and advice services as well as our partner's resources.


The student website is your starting point for access to your Google account, Moodle, links to support services and a wealth of news, events and information. You will also be set up with a Google account, which you can keep for two years following your graduation, which has all the apps you will need including:

  • Google Mail– your own email account with masses of storage
  • Google Calendar– organise your time and share dates with friends
  • Google Docs – share documents and work together, even when you’re not together
  • Google Sites– build your own website for work or play
  • Google Chat – chat for free and share files instantly

Library resources

Your own institution will serve most of your information needs, but you can also take advantage of online resources that are available to you while you are registered with us. All you need to start using our online resources are your University of Portsmouth computer account details (username and password).

The University Library website is the launch pad to everything we offer, including information and advice and details of how to get in touch to ask for help.

Highlights include:

  • Search – the Search box is available from every University Library webpage and is a portal to all our resources. The eJournals, eBooks and Databases searches will help you find online resources you can use immediately wherever you are studying. If you are going to visit Portsmouth, the Catalogue search will show you what we hold as printed resources as well
  • My Subject – a page bringing together all the key resources for your subject to help you get started
  • Help and Support– everything you need to know to get started– guides and flash videos for key resources, trouble-shooting and up-to-date advice on common problems
  • Information Resources– comprehensive listings of all our online resources. Click on the headings in the left-hand menu to explore our ebooks, eJournals and databases more thoroughly
  • Referencing – click the button on the Library homepage to access our comprehensive suite of guides and tools on referencing, from worked examples to answers to commonly asked questions. Check with your teaching staff which referencing system to use
  • If you live close enough to visit and make use of our physical resources, you will need your Campus Card. Once you have your University of Portsmouth username and password and a digital 'passport style' photo of yourself (in jpeg format), you can request your campus card.

Student Charter

The University, supported by the Students’ Union, has produced a Student Charter as a guide to staff and students to explain our shared commitment and responsibility in providing a high quality student experience.

Moodle – virtual learning environment

Moodle is the University’s virtual learning environment (VLE) and many of our collaborative programmes are supported by Moodle. If that is the case for your course then you will have access to course materials, reading lists, discussion forums and blogs, as well as other useful resources.

Online Academic Skills Unit (ASK)

Our Academic Skills Unit (ASK) provides advice and guidance on specific academic and study skills, such as essay writing, time management and presentations. These are essential in order to progress as a student at whatever level. Your starting point for resources is the distance learners section of the ASK online service.

The interactive learning resource, skills@portsmouth, is also available through your Moodle login.

Students' Union

All students are automatically associate members of the University of Portsmouth Students’ Union.

The Union offers a diverse range of popular activities. Whether it be joining a club or society through to volunteering opportunities and raising money for charity, we are here for you.

Keep up-to-date with all the latest information, opportunities, and events on the Students’ Union website


When you complete your course you might attend one of our graduation ceremonies during the summer. Some institutions hold their own graduations, so email us to check where your graduation will be held.

You'll receive your Parchment, printed on watermarked paper with the University crest, and a Transcript of Study once you successfully complete your course. We'll send these via Royal Mail Recorded Delivery to your home or institution, depending on the arrangement between us and the institution you are studying with.

Replacement documents

You can request a replacement Transcript of Study for your taught course by emailing us, or request a replacement parchment at the link below. Replacement parchments cost £35. We can also provide a Letter of Verification as formal verification of your award, free of charge.

We can send you a stamped and certified copy of your award parchment for no fee. You'll need to email us a scanned copy of your original parchment and details of where you want the certified copy to be sent.