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Guide for parents and supporters

Find out what's on offer at the UP For Uni Residential and how to prepare for 23–24 June 2022

After 2 years, we're excited to be inviting young people back on campus to experience university life.

Buzzing with purpose and possibility, Residential is a chance to develop independence, improve self confidence, try new things and make friends.

Together with current University of Portsmouth students and Year 10 pupils from local secondary schools, your child will join in all the fun to learn about student life across 2 days (1 night). All while also being inspired to explore the options and pathways available to them in the future and in higher education.

These pages are for you to get any answers to things like what to bring and the celebration event. We'll also keep in touch with regular updates by email.

Up For Uni Residential FAQs

See answers to commonly asked questions about the Up For Uni Residential

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Choose Workshops for the Residential

Get the experience you want by picking the workshops and activities you'd like to get involved in

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What to Pack for Residential

Coming to residential? Here's a handy checklist on what to bring

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Timetable

Here's the full programme of what's coming up at this year's residential. Keep an eye on this as it may change slightly as we near the event, but this it includes all the fun activities, societies and workshops coming up over 2 days.

Don't forget to pick and choose what to get involved in through our workshops and activities page.

Celebration event – 24 June 2022 

Let's celebrate the Residential experience together! Complete with yummy, parents and supporters are invited to reflect on your achievements with us over the 2 days.

Join us from 5.30pm-7.00pm in Richmond Building, Portland St, Portsmouth PO1 3DE. 

For parents and supporters that can’t make it, please let us know and confirm that you'll pick your child up at 7.00pm from Richmond Building.

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Day 1 – 23 June 2022

We're excited to meet you. Check in from 9.30am, grab a refreshment and get ready for Up For Uni Residential 2022.

Welcome! Your child will get an intro to the event, life as a student and see what's coming up on day 1.

The first subject workshop. Get ready to explore a real courses at university, and try lots of different things university students get up to as part of their degree.

For more info on workshops and to pick what sessions to get involved in during the residential, go to our workshops and activities page.

Quick breather. Take stock of the morning then get ready for the next activity.

A second opportunity to try something new and see what real lectures are like.

For more info on workshops and to pick what sessions to get involved in during the residential, go to our workshops and activities page.

Lunch is free and included, so fuel up and prepare for the afternoon ahead.

Various dietary options will be provided, and specific requests will be recorded on your forms. For any further queries, please contact us at upforuni@port.ac.uk.

Student life is more than just studies, try out the climbing wall in Ravelin Sports Centre, Musical Theatre in White Swan or gaming in Eldon Building.

There’s something for everyone, and the choice is yours for the taking. Find out more and book through our workshops and activities page.

Back to Rees Hall to unpack, chill out with friends and catch up on the day’s events

Now to the Student Union for a hearty feast, with plenty ice cream to go round!

Various dietary options will be provided, and specific requests will be recorded on your forms. For any further queries, please contact us at upforuni@port.ac.uk.

Dance the night away with our resident DJ complete with free tuck shop, if the ice cream wasn’t enough.

Back to Rees Hall to unwind and get some rest before another day full of activities.

If you have any queries on staying in touch with your child over the day, or how to contact us, please jump into our FAQs page for more information.

Day 2 – 24 June 2022

Fill up with a full English breakfast, cereal, toast, fruit and yoghurts, then we’re off for the final day of uni life.

Various dietary options will be provided, and specific requests will be recorded on your forms. For any further queries, please contact us at upforuni@port.ac.uk.

Once rooms are packed up and keys handed back, luggage will be secured and ready for collection at the end of the day.

A final change to explore a subject course at uni, and all the things university students get up to as part of their degree.

For more info on workshops and to pick what sessions to get involved in during the residential, go to our workshops and activities page.

Re-fuel. Snack-up then get ready for a fun afternoon that looks into to the future.

Bust the myths about student finance and find out what support is available.

More food and a chance to tour and explore parts of the University of Portsmouth's campus.

Various dietary options will be provided, and specific requests will be recorded on your forms. For any further queries, please contact us at upforuni@port.ac.uk.

What next? This goal-setting and personal planning session looks to the future, as we explore options and pathways with our expert careers team.

Final chance to grab a bite with new friends before heading off to the Celebration Event

Various dietary options will be provided, and specific requests will be recorded on your forms. For any further queries, please contact us at upforuni@port.ac.uk.

Join us to celebrate the past 2 days with your child, complete with some yummy cake. This will be held at Richmond Building, Portland St, Portsmouth PO1 3DE.

Find out where to park and how to get here using our map below.

University buildings and travel information

Check out where our teaching and learning spaces are, and where to park if you're joining us for the Information Event or Celebration Event. You can find more travel information on our maps and directions page.

Contact us

Contact the Outreach Team at upforuni@port.ac.uk with any questions, queries or comments.