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Presentations and workshops that will support your students with their university choices

It's hard for any student – hard at work on A-levels, BTECs or other Key Stage 5 qualifications – to find the time to think about their next steps. 

That's where we can help. Our portfolio of presentations, workshops and events can support your students as they start to make decisions about higher education and training.

Events at your school or college

We can deliver sessions at your school or college to fit in with your timetables, or we can come along at your regularly scheduled assembly times. We can also support your careers event, higher education fair or parents' evenings - just let us know what you need.

Our presentations and workshops can cover:

  • the benefits of higher education
  • choosing a course or university
  • why study at the University of Portsmouth?
  • the UCAS application process
  • personal statement writing
  • student finance
  • life at university
  • next steps after making a University application
  • alternatives to a three-year undergraduate degree

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to arrange this support for your students - to get started, contact us at or call 023 9284 6214.

On-campus events

Our on-campus events give your students the chance to immerse themselves in all aspects of higher education. They'll get the chance to visit our facilities, meet current students and find out more about the courses we teach.

Student visits

Bring your students onto our campus for a day of workshops, activities and tours. Visits can be arranged throughout the year and can accommodate groups of most sizes. Before your visit, we'll work with you to plan your day and ensure that students get as much out of their time here as possible.

A typical campus visit includes:
  • city and campus tours
  • the chance to meet and talk with current students and academic staff
  • workshops and activities tailored to the specific needs of your students

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to arrange this support for you students - get in touch with us to talk about tailoring your visit, or any other aspect of your day.

To get started, email or call 023 9284 6214.

Parents and carers higher education evenings

You already know that parents and carers play a vital role in supporting their child's application to university. Our events are the perfect way to get families engaged with higher education and other training opportunities.

These free events take place here on campus, or can be arranged to support any existing parents' events at your school or college. We'll talk about funding, accommodation, applications, careers and the pastoral support available to students throughout their degree. Guests will leave fully-equipped to support their child's higher education ambitions.

And the best bit? All you need to do is promote it to parents - we'll handle everything else. To get started, email or call 023 9284 6214.

Open Days

Open day events take place throughout the year, with our most popular ones taking place in Spring and Autumn. You can get a £200 bursary to help cover the cost of bringing your group (minimum of 15 students) to an open day, available on a first-come first-served basis.

Open days give your students the chance to visit our campus at its most vibrant. Current students and teaching academics come together to show off the facilities, courses and student support that makes the University of Portsmouth such a great place to study.

A range of events, workshops and activities throughout the day give students the opportunity to find out more about specific courses, get advice on their personal statements and talk to current students about their experience in higher education. They can also take a look at our accommodation, meet representatives from the Students' Union and get more information about clubs and societies here on campus.

Our open day events provide value for all students considering higher education, even if they aren't considering us specifically. They can find out more about how areas of study relate to specific careers, and receive a range of advice that is relevant to higher education more generally.

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to arrange this activity for your students - for more details about the travel bursary or anything else, get in touch with us at or call 023 9284 6214.

How to book

To book any of these presentations, workshops, parents evenings or open day visits - or to find out more about our £200 open day bursary - email us at or call 023 9284 6214.

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