This podcast is all about celebrating the different experiences of individual students at university, particularly students who have experience of the care system or are estranged from their parents.

Whether you’re currently living without parental support or not, this series gives you an opportunity to hear more about what university is like, directly from students currently living it. 

Each episode covers an important part of student life, and things you may wish to think about coming to uni.

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This podcast is all about celebrating the different experiences of individual students at university, particularly students who have experience of the care system or are estranged from their parents.

Whether you’re currently living without parental support or not, this series gives you an opportunity to hear more about what university is like, directly from students currently living it. 

Each episode covers an important part of student life, and things you may wish to think about coming to uni.

Promotional poster

Working with young people? If you'd like share these stories with any young person you work with, or if you'd like to pop it up on a wall by your office, careers hub or wellbeing department, download our promotional poster. 


 Download poster

5 posts found

Episode 5: Where could university take you? The challenges of deciding your course and how to overcome them

17 August 2021 13 min listen

In this episode of From Our Experience, we discuss the pressures that come along with choosing a university course, and deciding on the right career path with current University of Portsmouth student Andrew. Listen now.

University of Portsmouth graduate in academic dress

Episode 4: Living independently at university Explore moving away from home and finding support

17 August 2021 19 min listen

In this episode of From Our Experience, current University of Portsmouth student Ruth discusses her university experience, what it was like moving to university and supporting herself. Listen now.

University of Portsmouth student halls kitchen

Episode 3: Looking after your mental health How do relationships, personal circumstances and education affect our wellbeing?

17 August 2021 13 min listen

In this episode of From Our Experience, University of Portsmouth students Andrew and Tia discuss the ways that relationships, personal circumstances and education can affect our mental health and wellness. Listen now.

Two students smiling sitting beside Southsea pier

Episode 2: University housing, landlords and flatmates Current students discuss the pro’s and con’s of both halls of residence and private renting

17 August 2021 17 min listen

In this episode of From Our Experience, we hear from students Charlie and Ruth, who share their own experiences of moving away to university without the support of parents, how they found their student housing and the processes involved. Listen now.

Students eating canteen food in their student accommodation

Episode 1: Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic Discover how current students found studying during the Coronavirus pandemic

17 August 2021 16 min listen

In this episode of From Our Experience, we hear from students currently studying at both the University of Portsmouth and the University of Southampton and what it’s been like to study during the pandemic. Listen now.

Students wearing face masks and studying at a desk

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