Female University of Portsmouth student studying with friends

Where to study on campus

Explore the many spots around campus where you can study in peace

There are plenty of places across our campus where you can take your books and concentrate on your studies.

From the University library to one of our many on-campus cafes, find out more about where to go when you need to concentrate on an assignment.

Groups of students studying in the library

University Library


Our library is open 24 hours during term time, with space for study and work of all kinds.

There are meeting pods for group work, countless tables across the floors for solo work, and plenty of open access computers.

And when you need a break, you can grab a barista-made coffee at the library café.

For more information about the services available, visit our Library website.

3rd Space venue at University of Portsmouth's Students' Union

Students' Union


Our Student Union building features The 3rd Space (pictured above) – a casual, open plan area that's perfect for a spot of relaxed studying.

You can grab a Starbucks coffee from the from the Pitstop Café downstairs or just connect to the WiFi and get on with your work.

To find out more about the Students' Union, visit the Union's website.

Students studying in cafe at University of Portsmouth

Campus cafés


We're home to one of the UK's only in-house catering services – Food on Campus – which has 10 venues across our campus.

At each, you can grab a coffee, pull up to a table, open your books or laptop, and get to work.

Visit our Food on Campus page for a full list of the cafés around campus.

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