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University experience

(5)·By Louise H·Pharmacology / Pharmacy· Jun 2023
University is always active, the new steps of independence allow you to grow and have so much freedom.
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My opening door to adulthood

(5)·By Adwoa A·International Relations· Jun 2023
University has been as amazing and eye opening as I imagined to be. This university has truly been the place to be
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(5)·By Artemis F·Geology· Jun 2023
Lecturers are good, material is good, facilities are good, field work is good, exams and coursework is good
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Architecture, Year 2

(5)·By Emily T·Architecture· Jul 2021
There were lots of events on in the city, allowing you to meet lots of people. There was a lot to do and you were never bored. Where I stayed was very close to the town centre, and very convenient for shopping. The room itself was finished to a high standard and I didn't have any problems. The library is big and has lots of computers and study spaces, the students union is good. there are lots of sports clubs on offer. The modules are interesting and help develop your understanding of the course. The lecture halls and classrooms are new and nicely designed. It is a good city to be in with lots to do, without being so big like London. The seafront is unique and Gunwharf Quays is nice to walk around.
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Sports science, Year 1

(5)·By Conor E·Sports· Oct 2018
My university experience has been great so far. I'm enjoying every minute of it
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(5)·By callum y·Business· Jun 2023
excellent uni experience, catherine house is the best and business is the best course. lol business management, business ops is the best subject. portsmouth is the best location, by the beach gunwarf quays and the town centre.
catherine house is the best place to stay may be more but best quality. don't go to margret or greath
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Mechanical engineering, Year 1

(5)·By Chloe D·Engineering· Oct 2018
It has been a great experience so far with new social opportunities, making new friends and learning new skills both in and out of the classroom.
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Psychology / Criminology, Year 2

(5)·By Eden W·Psychology· Jul 2021
Freshers week was amazing! The course induction week was really informative and hands on and the university set up a great freshers fair for new students to sign up to societies. Although Portsmouth is a City campus everything is easy to find and current students are so helpful. Lots of bars and nightclubs to enjoy and socialise. University of Portsmouth accommodation varies in price but are all set to a good standard. They offer en-suite/ shared kitchen accommodation as well as studios. All have great facilities including social spaces to meet new people. I cannot fault the facilities at the University of Portsmouth. The library is great! It is large and spacious with areas to book out for group work and small teaching rooms. There is a cafe which is sociable and enough work space for everyone. The university has a gym and great sports facilities with a new sports centre being built! The student union has a big space for events and teaching rooms/ lecture halls across campus are perfect! There are computer facilities across campus for quiet study in faculty buildings. The course is great because it is suited for all different levels of psychology... if you have just started out or have previous experience (a-level) everyone is brought up to speed. The lectures are interesting and informative and the seminars are interactive. Tutorials are given once a week in small groups of 8 which are helpful for progress tracking. All lectures have actively been involved with studies or research and have office hours if you need any help or advice. City life is great! There are plenty of areas to go out: Palmerston Road, Guildhall Walk and Gunwharf Quays. Everyone is friendly. There are loads of places to shop (commercial road, gunwharf) and the beach and southsea common are great for summer. Transport to London and the rest of the south coast is easy with 3 accessible train stations and direct coaches to London victoria coach station from the student union.
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Mathematics, Year 3

(5)·By Lizzie M·Mathematics· Oct 2018
My time at university has been brilliant! When I was living in Halls the staff were always on hand to help, and the university housing department are so helpful when securing accommodation for second and Year 3s etc.
The staff on my course are wonderful, and have an open door policy! Maths Cafe is great! And I loved the difficulty and variety of the course.
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Other, Year 1

(5)·By Sean E·Other· Oct 2018
The University is great. The course itself is very well organised and laid out by the lecturers, who give clear insight into what we have to do and how we can do it. The online site structure is very easy to use and the student help you can get from the university is endless. The student union is welcoming, everyone in the library is welcoming and even the student society's are fun. The facilities at the university are extremely well kept, which is important because of all the different campus buildings I have to study in. They are very modern, and kept to a very strict standard of hygiene.
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Education / Teacher Training, Year 2

(5)·By Georgia D·Education / Teacher Training· Jul 2021
Was good. Had good support from staff and very helpful when you're in a new environment. Overall enjoyed it and settled in fast Clean safe and central. Nice rooms that you can make feel home. Close to the city centre and uni. Sociable and enjoyable Very accessible easy to use. Especially in this time with corona and the extra measures they've taken. Feels like one big family. So much support and help from staff. Again especially in this time with online lectures Different to home as from a tiny village. But settled well and enjoy it.
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