Your postgraduate Open Evening guide
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.
Not signed up to a Postgraduate Open Evening yet?
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.
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:
Portland 2.33 (C)
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences:
Portland 2.33 (A, B)
Faculty of Science and Health:
Future Technology Centre (FTC) Floor 1
Faculty of Technology:
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
The Student Finance Team will discuss available funding options, application processes and repayment.
How to apply
5.00pm and 6.00pm
The Admissions Team will explain the process step-by-step, highlighting key considerations and timescales.
Postgraduate study and your career
5.00pm and 6.00pm
The Careers and Employability Service Team will discuss how postgraduate study can enhance your employment prospects.
PGCE and teacher training
A representative from the School of Education and Sociology will provide an overview of our PGCE programmes, CertEd and Early Years ITT.
The Course Leader will highlight the contents of the programme and will outline career pathways and opportunities.
MSc Criminal Justice Studies – Postgraduate Flexible Framework
A representative from the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies 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) – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Discover the different pathways and range of subject areas available. Tailor you specific research interests and career considerations.
Research degrees - The Graduate School
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.
5.30pm and 6.30pm
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.
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.
- ASK - Academic Skills Unit
- Careers and employability
- Degree apprenticeships
- Graduate School
- Learning at work
- Sport and recreation
- Student finance
- Student housing
- Tuition fees
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.
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).