Student Life

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What's student life in Portsmouth like?

Discover life as a student in Portsmouth and explore all our city has to offer – from where to go and what to see, to useful advice for settling in

A quick note about A level cancellations and what it means for you

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, A levels in 2020 have been cancelled, but please don't worry. We're not going anywhere and you'll still be getting your A level and other exam results in the summer.

Right now, we're working with everyone involved – including UCAS, exam boards and the Government – to figure out how the admissions process will work for students who want to start in autumn 2020. 

We'll work out a solution and once the situation becomes clearer, we'll be as excited as ever to welcome you to the University.

So for now, all you need to focus on is keeping up your hand hygiene and staying safe.


We know when it comes to choosing a university, you'll look beyond our courses, rankings and facilities. Because when you choose a place to study, you're also picking a place to live, work and play.

Find out more about student life in Portsmouth – from where you'll stay, to the places you can go and things you can do once you're here – read the success stories of our recent grads, and get all the help and advice you need to make the right choice on where to study.

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