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.
Each week we’ll cover a different topic, from writing a great personal statement, to completing a UCAS application, to the different ways you’ll learn at university – and more.
Join us for as many sessions as you like. 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.
Register and book your spot
It’s completely free to register for any of the webinars. You just need to book your place below. And if you can't make it, you'll get access to recordings and other useful info.
Left writing your personal statement a little too late? Don’t panic, you still have time to write something that truly captures who you are as a person. This session will get down to the basics of writing a standout personal statement, with what you need to include and common mistakes to avoid – so you’re all ready for the 29 January deadline.
Choosing your university and where you are going to live and study is an exciting experience. It can also be quite daunting, but preparing properly for such a big moment in your life can make all the difference. This webinar explores the student support services you can use, what it’s like to live in halls and how to settle into life at uni.
You’ve done something amazing in applying to uni. Now you need to get ready for all of the outcomes. And we’ve got you covered. Join this session to find out how to respond to your offers, make the most of applicant visit days, narrow down your firm and insurance choices and learn about accommodation and funding.
A big part of your journey to university is meeting current students to find out all about the place you’ll call home. This session is your chance to ask our students your questions. This could be about a course you're interested in, the city of Portsmouth, moving away from home – and/or whatever you want to know about uni. The floor is yours.
One of the biggest things you’ll need to sort before you start a Bachelor’s degree or other undergraduate course is how to fund your studies. Let us help you get started. Join this session to learn about what funding is available, who’s eligible, how to apply, how any loan is repaid and all the key deadlines.
You probably already know what subjects you enjoy and what you're good at. And if you’re still not sure, that’s ok too. In this session, we’ll share tips to help you narrow down what course to study and how to explore a potential university. We’d love you to choose Portsmouth, but we also want to make sure you make the right decisions for you.