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Your Virtual Undergraduate Experience

Thinking of joining us? Get ready to explore the University and our city, from wherever in the world you are

Welcome to your Virtual Undergraduate Experience

The best way to experience Portsmouth is in person – but if you can't make a trip to see us for an Open Day, this Virtual Experience is here to capture some of the character of our city, and to give you a taste of what life is like as a Portsmouth student.

Ready to start exploring? Use the links below to jump to different sections of this page.

Why our graduates love the University of Portsmouth

Our graduates – including our Chancellor Karen Blackett and Paralympian Lauren Steadman – talk about why they're proud to be part of our community

Karen Blackett: I am incredibly proud to always be part of Portsmouth.

Ollie Marsh: I studied journalism at the University of Portsmouth and I now work at Portsmouth Football Club in the media team.

Lauren Steadman: I love Portsmouth – it's got so much character and I think you'd agree that it's cool.

Karen Blackett: It's part of my soul, it's part of who I am today, it's made me who I am today. To be able to go back and keep giving back is great.

Where you'll live

Whether you live in one of our halls of residence or in a privately-rented home in the city, everything that Portsmouth has to offer – including the beach and the Common, a sprawling green space right on the seaside – will be within easy reach. Find out more about where you'll live when you study with us.

Portsmouth has proven an inspirational place to live. It has all the modern goings-on of a major city and also the beauty and peacefulness of the coast. 

Lena Lee Vun Shin, Alumna, Forensic Psychology
Our halls of residence
Free broadband and WiFi, plenty of on-site amenities, and a room of your own in the heart of the city, close to your lectures. Find out more about living in our halls of residence.
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Renting a house or flat in the city
Portsmouth has lots of beautiful and buzzing places to live within walking distance of the seafront, the city centre, and the University. Find out more at our private renting page.
Student walking down Southsea street past colouful houses
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Living in halls: What to expect

Watch our video on life in halls as a University of Portsmouth student 

Explore our facilities

When you study with us at Portsmouth, you'll have access to amazing facilities as part of your course – find out more about our teaching, learning, lab and testing spaces here, and take a virtual tour of our Library.

University Library
A place to study, collaborate and find all the books and resources you need to succeed on your course. Our Library is a central part of uni life.
Students in the library studying, smiling and laughing
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Sport and fitness facilities
We're home to one of the leading Sport & Exercise Science departments in the UK, and exceptional sports facilities too.
Whistlejacket 2017
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Teaching and learning spaces
Explore our teaching and learning spaces, where students can get hands-on with their coursework and projects.
student using computer
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Lab and testing facilities
Our lab and testing facilities host practicals for undergraduates, post-graduate and academic research, as well as collaborative projects with industry.
Two female students in lab
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Life outside study

University life is about more than studying. When lectures are over and you need a break from the library, you'll find there's so much to see and do in Portsmouth. Discover the amazing places to eat, shop and socialise, the beautiful seaside and green spaces on your doorstep, and much more.

Arriving in Portsmouth was incredible. I’d grown up in a very small town that was not remotely international, so seeing all the different types of people in one place was amazing.


Mihaela Pavel, BA (Hons) Animation
Eating in the city
Hungry for adventure? Here's a taster of the great food and drink you can savour in the city.
Grub's up
Beaches, piers and parks
Portsmouth is a bustling city with the sea on our doorstep and green spaces all around.
people standing on pier with ferry in the distance
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Art, culture and nightlife
From galleries and museums to comedy nights and late-night cafes, there's plenty of culture to discover in the city.
cobblestone path with spinnaker tower in the distance
Get cultured
Societies and the Students' Union
Take a closer look at the many societies and clubs you can join, and find out what the Students' Union can do for you.
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Sport in Portsmouth
From water sports to football and quidditch – few cities can compete with Portsmouth's sport opportunities.
Let's play
Shopping in Portsmouth
We're home to great independent businesses, so shopping in the city is a treat.
small business owner standing in front of shop
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Portsmouth's music scene
Want to get involved in Portsmouth's music scene? Here's all you need to start.
musician on stage
Life on campus
You'll spend plenty of your time here on campus – discover the best places to study, eat and meet here.
Female University of Portsmouth students sitting on steps
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Hear from our students

Our students chose Portsmouth for many different reasons, and their experiences studying with us are as varied as they are. Read some stories of success and self-discovery from our recent students and graduates below.

Some universities might just educate you and send you off into the world, but Portsmouth did so much more for me.


Vincent Pericard, Alumnus, BA (Hons) Business Enterprise Development and MSc Accounting and Finance
Savannah Pascall
BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering
Not for large scale publications
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Tom White
BA (Hons) Musical Theatre
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Angelica Timblick
MA Marketing
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Ndanu Brown
BSc (Hons) Criminology and Forensic Studies
Net Natives International Stories Campaign 2018.
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Eddie Koppoe
BSc (Hons) Sports Management and Development
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All student stories
Read more success stories from our students and grads
Students sat by Southsea Castle portsmouth
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Follow us on Instagram

As the pictures below show, there's plenty more of the city and the University to see – follow @portsmouthuni and keep up-to-date with all the exciting things happening here.