Student ambassador holding "Follow me" sign

Dates and times

  • Saturday 7 September 2024, 8.30am-4pm
  • Saturday 5 October 2024, 8.30am-4pm
  • Saturday 9 November 2024, 8.30am-4pm
  • Saturday 7 December 2024, 8.30am-4pm

It all feels more real at Open Day – from the hall you’ll call home, to the immersive learning spaces, to the sights and sounds of a city by the sea. And we’ll introduce you to Portsmouth’s new Connected Degrees®, giving you a unique chance to add a paid placement after your final year of study.


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Top 5 Portsmouth Open Day experiences

  • Let students show you around the places where you’ll live, study and make memories – and ask them all about student life.
  • Visit Ravelin – one of the nation’s most sustainable sports centres – and discover all sorts of student-led clubs and societies.
  • See spaces where you’ll learn and get inspired by lecturers who provide some of the best teaching in the UK.
  • Chat to experts who’ll make your whole student experience excellent, with support for everything from finance to housing.
  • Explore our island city with exclusive offers for Open Day visitors, including discounted entry to the iconic Spinnaker Tower and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Book your place on an Open Day

Hi, I'm Marlena and I'm one of the many student ambassadors here at the University of Portsmouth.

I'll be showing you around the campus of the university and we cannot wait to meet you at our next open day.

You'll start your day at the check-in where you’ll collect your guide, and then you can decide where to go from there.

It is really easy to get to campus, whether you're travelling by car or by public transport.

If you decide to use the Park and Ride, you’ll be dropped by check-in and that’s where your day would begin.

To help everything run smoothly on the day, please have your QR code ready to show at check-in which you should have received by email.

Hey, are you okay? It's just right there. No worries. Have a good day.

You can come and ask us questions at any time, even if you just want advice on where to get lunch.

One of my top tips is to use the planner, which is found at the back of the guidebook, to help you plan your day and make sure you don't miss out.

Once you're ready to start, one of the first things to do is to take a campus tour.

I'll be showing you around some of the main uni buildings, including the Ravelin Sports Centre, which is one of the most sustainable sports centres in the UK.

My favourite part of the campus tour is sharing my student experience and also sharing my favourite spots around the uni.

If you'd like to see more of the city, you can hop on the coach tour to see the beach.

My top tip is: you can do this tour at any time of the day so it fits around your key talks.

I’ll also show you the library, which is great if you need a quiet place to study.

During term time, it’s open 24 hours and you can book rooms for group assignments.

When I came to an open day, I immediately felt at home and could picture myself here.

On the day, you’ll have talks covering your uni essentials.

Speak to us about what's important to you and we’ll be able to point you in the right direction.

You might want to learn how to make the most of your student finance.

There’s a talk for that.

Or finding your new home in Portsmouth? There's a talk for that.

Or how to write a killer personal statement? There’s a talk for that.

And if that's not enough, you can speak to our student support teams at our information fair.

This is what you're here for, right? To find out if the course is for you.

The talk will most likely be in your course building where you get to see the facilities, and this will help you to picture yourself here.

When I came to the open day, I was able to meet the people who would teach me.

The lecturers were so friendly and informative.

My top tip for you is to give yourselves a bit of time between your lectures because the buildings are about 5 to 10 minutes’ walk apart.

On open days, we have a number of halls open for you to visit.

We'll show you around the rooms, the kitchens and social areas.

There are so many options.

You can choose between catered and non-catered, in the city or by the sea.

There's something for everyone.

We can't wait to see you at our next open day at the University of Portsmouth.

Need to know more?

If you've got questions, give our team a call on +44 (0)23 9284 2748 or email