Getting Started Series
The 'Getting Started' series is all about helping you get the uni experience you want. We’ve designed each session full of up-to-the-minute advice, tips and guidance.
Explore different topics and as many sessions as you like, from writing a great personal statement, to completing a UCAS application, to the different ways you’ll learn at university – and more.
They’re interactive, so you can ask any questions you have, including general queries about university. Or you can simply listen in. You’ll also be entered into our free competition to win a university starter pack when you sign up.
Your best begins on a vibrant island city, in one of the most affordable places to live for students. Where flexible study is built around your needs. Where you’ll have outstanding personal support and industry links. At Portsmouth, you’ll find everything you need to get the best from your degree and your future: whatever ‘best’ means to you. Thinking about choosing us? Find out everything you need to know here.
Universities will be looking for examples of work experience, independent research projects and/or extra reading around your subject area of interest. But don’t worry if you’re a little light in this area, because there’s a long summer break at the end of year 12. Join this talk to find out how you can spend that time wisely to strengthen your application and all-round knowledge.
Ready to write an eye-catching statement? It’s a key part of your application – but it can take a bit of time to get right, so starting early is key to avoiding the big rush. We’ve got you covered. Learn all the basics of the UCAS personal statement, including the infamous opening line, planning and structuring your writing and all the dos and don'ts.
Every year, 1000s of students find their ideal course in UCAS Clearing and Adjustment. But what is it? And how does it work? Let’s explore it all, to make sure you find the best course for you – whether you've changed your mind, your results surprise you or you’re just starting to think about applying to university this year.
There’s more than one way to secure a place at uni. If someone doesn’t get the grades they wanted on results day or doesn’t have a place at university, they’ll find options through Clearing. Find out how the process works, how to choose a course, where to get support and how you can help them every step of the way.
Applying through Clearing might seem complicated or overwhelming at first, but it's a simple process. And another opportunity to find the best course for you. Let us break down all the steps, so you know what to do before you contact universities, including how to make a shortlist of courses and universities, and what questions to ask when you get in touch.
Going to uni is a personal decision. But we know that you’ll want to support someone when they need you most. If they don't get the results they were hoping for, or if they’ve changed their mind about what to study, then Clearing gives them another opportunity to find their ideal course. Join this session to find out how it works, and get ready to sail through Clearing.
Ready to revise your favourite subjects and take your first steps towards your exciting future? Here you'll find answers on what it's like to study different degrees at uni.
Explore things like key curriculum topics, the facilities at Portsmouth and hear from students and experts about different courses and the fascinating research shaping the world around us.
Economics is about much more than markets. It’s about understanding how data, global perspectives and societal issues interact. we’ve teamed up with the Royal Economics Society’s Discover Economics campaign to understand how economists are answering the world’s biggest questions – from climate change to inequality. If you get a buzz out of economics, these webinars show you what lies behind the headlines.