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What's On At Our Postgraduate & PArt-Time Open Evening

Take an early look at what's in store at our next Open Evening, and plan your journey here too

We're looking forward to meeting you. Here’s a quick overview of what to expect on the night.


The Open Evening starts with registration from 4pm–5pm at Portland Building, Portland Street, PO1 3AH. Once you’ve signed in, you’ll get your programme for the evening, and our staff will point you to where you need to go next. There’s no need to bring anything with you – we’ll provide everything you need on the night.

If you’re arriving from outside the city, you can download our campus map, visit our maps and directions page, or head to the 'How to get here' section below. Our campus is small, but we recommend planning your route so you don’t miss anything.

If you’ve got questions, give our Postgraduate team a call on 023 9284 2707 or email postgraduate@port.ac.uk.

Speak to a subject specialist

Whether you want to talk to a course leader or an admissions expert, all the right people will be available for you to speak to on a one-to-one basis. Staff for taught and research subjects, as well as Degree Apprenticeships and our Learning at Work programmes, will all be on hand.

Subject talks:

All of the following key talks are delivered twice. You don't need to book in advance – simply choose the most convenient time for you, and show up. You can attend as many as you like.

All talks last 25 minutes.

  • Faculty Introductions 

Times: 5.30pm

Senior staff for selected faculties will provide an overview of postgraduate provision and support with in the faculty. Course leaders will also be available to discuss individual courses. 

Talks are available for: 

  • The Faculty of Business and Law 

  • The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries 

  • The Faculty of Science 

  • The Faculty of Technology

  • PGCE and Teacher Training

Times: 5.00pm

A representative from the School of Education and Sociology will provide an overview of our PGCE programmes, CertEd and Early Years Initial Teacher Training (ITT).

  • MSc Criminal Justice - Postgraduate Flexible Framework

Times: 5.00pm

Colleagues from the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies will give an overview of the pathways offered under our Postgraduate Flexible Framework (MSc Criminal Justice). This route allows you to shape your MSc around research and professional objectives that are unique to you.

  • Master of Research (MRes) - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Times: 5.00pm

A representative from the faculty will provide an overview of the MRes, and how it can be tailored to specific research interests and career considerations. Discover the different pathways; modes of study; and the range subject areas available.  

  • Research Degrees

Times: 5.30pm

Colleagues from our Graduate School will provide an overview of our research programmes, plus discuss how choosing a research pathway could offer what you're looking for. They'll also be on hand to provide practical advice on how to write a quality research proposal in support of applying for a research degree.

General talks

All of the following key talks are delivered twice. You don't need to book in advance – simply choose the most convenient time for you, and show up. You can attend as many as you like.

All talks last 25 minutes.

  • Funding your postgraduate study

Times: 5.00pm and 6.00pm

Our Student Finance team will talk through available funding options, application processes and repayment.  

  • How to apply

Times: 5.00pm and 6.00pm

Our Admissions team explain the application process step by step, highlighting key considerations and timescales.

  • Postgraduate study and your career

Times: 5.00pm and 6.00pm

Our in-house Careers Advisers will explain how postgraduate study can enhance your employment prospects.

Student spotlight panel

Times: 5.30pm, 6.30pm

Duration: 25 mins

Hear directly from our student panel about their experiences of selecting a postgrad degree, how they fund their study, and what they have to say about the University of Portsmouth. 

You'll also have the opportunity to ask any questions about Master’s or research study at the University of Portsmouth, as well as any questions about postgraduate study in general.

Student Service Hub and refreshments 


Our expert members of staff will be able to advise you on all aspects of postgraduate study at Portsmouth, including providing information on our various courses, learning opportunities and facilities including: 

  • Academic areas

  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries 
  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Technology 
  • Graduate School 
  • Learning whilst working 

  •  Degree Apprenticeship Officer
  • Learning at Work 
  • Student Services

  • Careers and Employability 
  • Student Finance
  • Sport and Recreation 
  • Student Housing 
  • Tuition Fees
  • University Admissions Centre
  • University Library

How to get here

Park and Ride

As with any city, parking in Portsmouth is limited. The Park and Ride offers a quick, easy way into Portsmouth at a cost of £4 per vehicle. Access the service from the M275 at the entrance to the city and allow 20 minutes for the onward journey. The closest stop to Portland Building is Queen Street East, just a short walk away.

By car

Take the M275 into Portsmouth (signed 'Portsmouth West'), whether you arrive from the east (A3(M)/A27) or the west (M27 Junction 12). If you arrive from A3(M)/A27, ignore junctions signed to Southsea and Hilsea and follow the M275.

Continue along the M275 onto the A3. As you pass St John's Cathedral, continue straight on at the traffic lights. St John's Cathedral is at the top of the Guildhall Campus map.

Limited free spaces will be available on a first-come, first-served basis in selected University car parks at the postcodes below:

  • Anglesea Rear PO1 3DJ
  • Mildam PO1 3AS
  • Portland PO1 3AH

Please note, staff may be using spaces until approximately 5pm.

Alternatively, you can benefit from a reduced rate at Gunwharf Quays car park using our Postgraduate and Part-time Open Evening Voucher.

There is also ample on-street pay-and-display parking available nearby.

By train

The closest train station for the Portland Building is ‘Portsmouth Harbour’ – a 10-minute walk (see the Guildhall Campus map).

By coach

Regular daily direct coach services arrive from London (for countrywide connections), Bristol (for West Country/South Wales), Birmingham (the Midlands and the North), Heathrow and other locations. These services all call at The Hard Interchange by Portsmouth Harbour railway station. From here, the Portland Building is a 10-minute walk (see the Guildhall Campus map).

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