UoP student on Southsea Common

Open days and tours

Plus other ways to meet us

Book your place to explore the city and the University

The beach is right here, just a stone's throw from your halls, the library and our lecture theatres. When it's time to start going places, you'll find a warm welcome at Portsmouth.

Below you can also find news about our postgraduate events and book your place for either a virtual or in-person visit to the University.

Plan your visit

Undergraduate Open Days

Thinking about joining us as an undergrad? Book your spot at one of our upcoming Open Days.

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Postgraduate Open Days

Our Postgraduate Open Evenings are your chance to explore the University and the city before making your decision. Come to our next event to talk to our postgrad team, course leaders and current students.

Book your place

Virtual experiences

Explore the city and the University from anywhere in the world

Students stood on a pier
Start exploring

Other ways to explore the University

Self-guided tours

If you can't make it to one of our events, you can still tour the campus and speak with staff on a self-guided tour.

Self-guided tours

Degree Apprenticeship Open Days

Degree apprenticeships offer a university education alongside practical work experience and enable to you study while working. 

Find out more

More ways to meet us

Find out how to meet us at an upcoming UCAS Fair, and book your place at one of our Taster Days for pre-16 and post-16 students.

Other ways to meet us

Applicant Experience Days


Once you have an offer to study with us, you'll be invited to one of our Applicant Experience Days designed to give you a deeper insight into your course. You’ll also have the opportunity to view the course-specific facilities, meet our expert lecturers, chat to current students, tour our halls of residence and explore our island city.

Courses without an interview

The majority of our courses do not require an interview. If this applies to your course, and you have received your offer, please book onto one of the following dates:

  • Saturday 4 February 2023
  • Wednesday 1 March 2023
  • Saturday 18 March 2023
  • Saturday 22 April 2023

Please note HND Business is available on Wednesday 1 March 2023 only.

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Courses with an interview

A small number of our courses require an interview. If this applies to your course, and you have received your offer, please book onto one of the following dates:

Science courses

  • Saturday 18 March 2023
  • Saturday 22 April 2023

Creative courses

  • Saturday 22 April 2023

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Explore Portsmouth at Begin Your Future

Watch a student's guide to the City of Portsmouth – covering the best things to do, nights out, and wellbeing and arts and culture.