University of Portsmouth
7.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 144 ratings in 2016)
In a few words
"Your course alone does not do everything to prepare you for a career. However, non-academic activities you take on really propel you and develop your skills to get into your desired field. Purple Door (our careers advisors) help you in ways you might not think are available: from reviewing your CV to offering placements in India and China! A large variety of employers recruit on campus. It can be a bit overwhelming actually, but there are opportunities to develop in things you like doing, and to experiment in different fields. Recruitment and opportunities are not course specific. The alumni network encourages you to have the confidence to apply for something regardless of whether you get a reply or not. They detail effective strategies and methods that will help you get the most out of your uni experience. Placement fairs, recruitment fairs, and volunteering fairs are held at the beginning of each term; the information and opportunities offered are available from Purple Door all year round and after you graduate."
Quality of facilities
7.6 / 10
Night life
7.1 / 10
Student union
6.8 / 10
How diverse is your university
7.6 / 10
Quality of teaching
7.5 / 10
Structure of courses
7.2 / 10
Preparation for a job
7 / 10

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Location of university

"Accommodation in houses could be improved (problems with mould and damp go unchecked)...."

Night life

"There are about seven clubs and bars in Guildhall Walk, which are usually filled..."

Clubs and social environment

"Sports clubs are readily available, friendly environments. However, in general they..."

Diverse backgrounds

"We've just voted in our union president and one of his points was to make an international..."

Careers services

"We have had endless support from the SPEC office and Purple Door. They offer CV help..."


"Not only is the city a great student town with great nightlife and quirky area such..."


"The library isn't the safest place if you pop to the loo and leave your laptop. And..."

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