University of Portsmouth

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What are the best things about studying at your university?

2018

"We have 24/7 access to the university library and there are internship and placement programmes."
"We're in a nice location by the sea with green spaces as well as shopping areas and pubs. We have a big library with lots of good facilities and services like the careers centre and well-being centre are very helpful. The weekly well-being café is great for meeting people and discussing topics. There are plenty of activities to get involved in such as societies and sports clubs and it's good when there are taster sessions open for anyone to have a go."
"It's a good campus and everything is close by. People are really nice and it's good to be in a student town with a good nightlife. There are good options for second-year housing."
"It's easy to get from most of the halls to the university buildings and the town centre. There is good support for autism that has helped me to adjust to university life."
"There's lots of help and guidance available and a large range of online resources. Lectures are recorded. Independent learning is promoted and encouraged and there is a big focus on personal development and life skills. The university bus has a good route and is free. The students' union has many clubs and societies on offer."
"All necessary facilities are within walking distance and there are passionate lecturers and high speed internet broadband of 100-300 mpbs."
"There's so much support. I've had loads of help finding a placement that has now been secured for me and tutors and staff are very helpful generally. Having a campus that's city based is really nice as well and being able to go from uni to town within minutes is good as it feels like you're actually living in the city, not in a sheltered university community."

2016

"The support systems that the university has, I've seen friends going through some hard times and the university is the first in line with someone to help."
"City campus but everything is still centrally located. I love the fact that I can walk anywhere and it won't take me longer than half an hour."
"Staff are exceptionally good. They provide the opportunities and let us know what steps we can take to further our career. The facilities for media students are amazing as well."
"City based university, which means everything is in walking distance."
"The high standard of the facilities, expert teaching staff and excellent placements."
"The support offered by staff who supply amazing opportunities if you work hard, and the fact that I can walk everywhere."
"Travel to and from London is quite easy. Local businesses are very willing to hire students. Lecturers are passionate about their field."
"They are very caring with students. Feedback works and the lecturers are dedicated. Being Portsmouth, the air is very clean and the sea is a brilliant place to go to when the weather is good."
"Not only is the city a great student town with great nightlife and quirky area such as Albert Road, the university has so much more to offer. From an extensive sport programme (whether it be joining an AU society or the Get Active Stay Active programme for those not fully sporty but wanting to further this) to the academic support offered by tutors, lecturers and the advice and help centres. There is also the sense from all lecturers of wanting us students to do well and doing everything they can to help us achieve the career we wish."
"Some lecturers are absolutely brilliant and are happy to offer help and support. The business school offered some sessions on preparing for interviews and assessment centres, which were useful and worthwhile. The school also offers study support and student support which is very beneficial."

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