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What to expect on the night

All the information you need to make the most of your visit

We can’t wait to see you in person

Meet people who want to help you progress and support you, chat to course leaders and staff about where their course can take you, and ask current students and alumni about their experiences – they love telling their stories.

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The Postgraduate Open Evening starts with registration from 4.00pm–5.00pm at Portland Building, Portland Street, PO1 3AH. 

Once you’ve signed in, you’ll get your programme for the evening, and we’ll 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 out.

If you’ve got any questions call us on +44(0)23 9284 4444 or email myport@port.ac.uk.

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Your open evening schedule

Speak to a subject specialist

Whether you need the course leader or an admissions expert, we’ll have all the right people in the room, who can speak with you on a one-to-one basis between 4.00pm–7.00pm.

Faculty of Business and Law:

Future Technology Centre (FTC) Floor 4

Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries:

Future Technology Centre (FTC) Floor 2

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences:

Portland 2.33

Faculty of Science and Health:

Future Technology Centre (FTC) Floor 1

Faculty of Technology:

Portland 0.51

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Pick and choose which of our talks you’d like to pop along to – they all last 25 minutes.

Funding your postgraduate study

5.00pm and 6.00pm

Portland 1.74

The Student Finance Team will discuss available funding options, application processes and repayment.

How to apply

5.00pm and 6.00pm

Portland 0.28

The Admissions Team will explain the process step-by-step, highlighting key considerations and timescales.

Postgraduate study and your career

4.30pm, 5.30pm and 6.30pm

Portland 0.41

The Careers and Employability Service Team will discuss how postgraduate study can enhance your employment prospects.

PGCE and teacher training


Portland 1.67

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

Translation studies


Portland 1.65

The Course Leader will highlight the contents of the programme and will outline career pathways and opportunities.

MSc Criminal Justice Studies – Postgraduate Flexible Framework


Portland 1.66

A representative from the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice will provide an overview of the pathways offered to shape your MSc around research and personal objectives that are unique to you.

Master of Research (MRes)


Portland 1.51

Discover the different pathways and range of subject areas available. Tailor you specific research interests and career considerations.

Research degrees - The Graduate School


Portland 1.11

The Graduate School Team will provide practical advice on how to write a quality research proposal in support of applying for a research degree. Plus, discuss how choosing a research pathway could offer what you’re looking for.

Postgraduate Panel

5.30pm and 6.30pm

Portland 1.74

Hear directly from students and alumni about how they selected their postgrad degree, how they funded their studies and their experiences at Portsmouth. You’ll be invited to ask any questions relating to Master’s or research study.

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How we can support you

If you’ve got any questions about applying, money, housing or any other aspect of being a student at Portsmouth, you can speak to our support services in Portland Atrium between 4.00pm and 7.00pm.

  • Admissions
  • Alumni
  • ASK - Academic Skills Unit
  • Careers and employability
  • Degree apprenticeships
  • Finance
  • Global
  • Graduate School
  • Learning at work
  • Library
  • Sport and recreation
  • Student finance
  • Student housing
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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 twenty minutes for the onward journey. The closest stop to Portland Building is Queen Street East, just a short walk away.


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 Mildam car park (PO1 3AS). Please note that staff may be occupying spaces until approximately 5:00pm.

There are disabled parking bays in Mildam car park, Portland Building car park, Portland Street and Lion Terrace.

Alternatively, you can benefit from a reduced rate at Gunwharf Quays car park using our Postgraduate Open Evening voucher. You can pick one up at the event.

There is also ample on-street pay-and-display parking available nearby, and at public car parks throughout the city.


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


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 ten minute walk away (see the Guildhall Campus map).


We have linked up with Hovertravel to offer you some discount codes for the Postgraduate Open Evening.

For groups of less than 7 people you can book online.

For groups of 8 people or more you can email groups@hovertravel.com and quote PUNI10POUND for a fare of £10 per person.

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Need to know more?

If you’ve got any questions call us on +44(0)23 9284 4444 or email myport@port.ac.uk.

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