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A warm welcome to the University of Portsmouth
A young , dynamic , inclusive and ambitious university , we want every student – whatever their background – to reach their potential through our innovative and inclusive education .
Here you ’ ll find excellent teaching , a clear focus on developing skills that employers value , a studentfriendly city , and all the help you need to make the most of university .
We will help you become knowledgeable , intellectually curious , responsible , independent and set for success in your future career . These are hallmarks we want all of our students to develop .
The UK Government has awarded us the highest possible Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework ( TEF ) scheme – a testament to the fact that our approach to learning works .
At Portsmouth , you ’ ll study with researchers who are making a significant difference in the world . We are determined to play our part in tackling climate change and plastic pollution through our research , and by embedding sustainability into everything we do – on campus and beyond . Recently , our researchers have made varied contributions in the fight against COVID-19 – from helping to track its spread , to supporting people ’ s mental wellbeing .
Our response to COVID-19 was an example of how keenly we focus on students ’ wellbeing . We rapidly adapted our teaching methods and campus , introducing innovative and highly effective approaches to learning and safety . Indeed , we ’ re always exploring creative ways to improve the students ' experience .
As well as being an inspiring place to learn , Portsmouth is a great place to live . Whatever your interest , you ’ ll find it in this friendly city where almost everything is within walking distance . Portsmouth is among the 20 most affordable places in the UK to live as a student *. We also guarantee all first-year students who make us their firm first choice a place in halls **, so your transition from home is easier and more enjoyable .
We look forward to welcoming you !
Professor Graham Galbraith , Vice-Chancellor
* NatWest Student Living Index 2020 . ** Deadlines apply .
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Important University of Portsmouth information
This prospectus has been published during the COVID-19 pandemic . Whatever the situation looks like by autumn 2022 , you can be confident you ’ ve chosen a uni which puts your safety first . As the situation changes , we constantly review the experience we offer students . Please check port . ac . uk for the most up-to-date information on any changes we ’ ve made to courses and the student experience as a result of the pandemic .
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