The University of Portsmouth was ranked in the world's top 100 new universities (Times Higher Education 2017), and holds a 'Gold' rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). Within six months of graduating, 96% of students go on to find work, earning 13% more money than the average expectation within five years.
The University is dedicated to helping students find employment, and runs a Careers Service for help with all stages of the job search, from writing a CV to finding work experience. Courses also provide work-related learning, with visits from companies and access to real-life learning environments.
The main University Quarter is made up of over 40 buildings, all of which are located around the city centre. Industry-standard facilities include a mock courtroom, model pharmacy, TV studios, creative studios and an £11 million University Library.
During their time at Portsmouth, students have the opportunity to learn another language alongside their course through the free Institution-Wide Language Programme (IWLP), ranging from French to Japanese. There are also plenty of clubs and societies organised by the Student's Union, where students can learn a new skill, join a sports team and get involved with charity work.
There is a wide range of help on offer for students, including a counselling service, a university doctor, and a financial support team – who give out over £5 million a year in bursaries and hardship funds.
Portsmouth is an affordable and student-friendly city, boasting a dockyard, historical sites, shops, bars, restaurants and museums that are all within walking distance of the University. Good train links also make it easy to venture elsewhere, with London just under two hours away.