Overall, I liked a lot of Uni, the best parts being the sport teams I was part of. However overall I am very angry at Portsmouth Uni, namely the "higher ups" (Graham Galbraith) who have proven in the year 2020 that the students really have no say in what goes on at the uni. The union, the local MP and a student petition with over 8,000 signatures all asked for one thing and were not even achknowledged. We just pay and they do what they want.
There is a careers department that help us get jobs and give access to some job oppertunities we may not have otherwise been able to access. Placement year is available on my course and for most others that I'm aware of.
What I like most is how the course coveres many bases leaving you will well-rounded skills for the trade and enabling you to try it all so you know what you do/do not like. What I like the least is ???
I feel we are well represented by our union, though they do not seem to have much sway where it really matters.
Portsmouth advertises the low prices of the housing a lot but having lived in two seperate houses and seen everyone elses I am beggining to think it is so cheap because it is not regulated or none of the landlords think students deserve human rights. Though, this could just be student housing generally, I have not seen housing as generally disgusting from my friends uni housing.
Eldon building is where the CCI (creative faculties) learn and there is plenty of oppertunity to use the facilities there, even the ones "outside of your course"
Yes, I'd reccoment a bike but overall access is good and most within walking distance.
Well, there is a society for pretty much anything you can think of from all the sports, pagans, DnD, etc... Skiing seems very popular as the trip is so well loved.
Tutors are pretty great, some more than others. Sarah Houghton (head of course) really has proven herself to be amazing. She works tirelessly to improve the course and help the students in all ways, not just achidemic. I pretty feel this was about all but a couple of the tutors but Sarah does stand out also.
VERY poor, I wish I had gone to another university, the negligence of this university has made my mental health decrease drastically. Please look at everything I have mentioned prior in terms of my experience. Do not recommend!
very bad especially if you are thinking of doing a sandwich year in law. the only oppurtunies they had was nothing to do with law! and the best one was a disney placement. very bad. in terms of covid 19, not at all. students have been completely disregarded. We are only sent emails once a week. nothing to do with employability. very poor indeed!
When you are lucky enough to get a lively lecturer, it all depends on who teaches you which helps improve the quality. The least, is the lack of resources and guidance that the university has for their students. the guidance team to help with your work are absolutely poor, looked at my work and said "its not that bad" with no feedback whatsoever even though it was my worst piece of coursework.
Not good at all, you have to fund for everything yourself, the textbooks they recommend are not even helpful to what we are learning on the course so it is a waste of money. The lectures do not have much information especially when it comes to modules that you can pick for example commercial law. you are expected to teach yourself for most of the module and only come in to share what you have found. The university library is closed for weeks on ends on holiday periods. instead of for a few days. the busses are cancelled on half terms so students are not able to travel for free if they are able to even have the bus near them which means people that do not have family or are international are basically stranded in their accommodation.
Was shut down for being so old and far away
Poor but not the worst. Very old buildings.
it depends if the university bus can goes down the route you live in. otherwise you will have to pay for travel because it is far away to walk from fratton or southsea
the gym is very run down. otherwise other sports is NA
THE WORST. PLEASE BE AWARE OF THIS BEFORE APPLYING HERE. The university has been poor in general when it comes to the mental health wellbeing centre. I have been twice waiting and went and saw a councillor to help with my anxiety and depression and he was supposed to be in contact with my GP. They did not even record it! so everything I had confided in that councillor was completely lost. In terms of it SINCE THE CORONA PANDEMIC IT IS BY FAR THE WORST. we have had an email a week, they have refused to implement the no detriment policy (whilst most universities have done) EVEN though we had a petition with over 7500 signatures which asked to implement this policy. This has left all students extremely disadvantaged to other students. Their mental wellbeing is very poor including mine, it feels like a nightmare. please beware of this before applying!
It's been good Accommodation are expensive Library is crowded Facilities are old, chairs are old, tables are old Need parking spaces as this is not offered for
Work placement sometimes offered depending
Least The lectures should be recorded in dental academy! Printed notes and work sheets Past papers required The timetable should be closer together
Good in terms of student representation however there is not many facilities, pool table, tennis table, playstation and other entertainment facility could have been provided for students
Some are very old
Located in a very good location, close to train station and surrounded by shops and local amenities
Expensive sometimes for students
Good personal support by tutos
My uni experience has been good, the atmosphere at Portsmouth is chilled but productive, the course has been well run and the lecturers listen to all the feedback given. I have also benefited greatly from the sports scholarship scheme.
Uni does a good job of making the course relevant to jobs and actively advertises placements and opportunities for the future.
Course info on moodle helps, lecturers very keen to help
Good facilities, nice open place to work that's usually less busy than the library.
Yeah close to shops and 10 minutes from my house on the bus
There pretty much a society for everything
Student support is great and has been keen to help with my dyslexia
I have had a great time. Made lots of friends and had a really good laugh. The academic work has pushed my boundaries and prepared me for employment well. I have also enjoyed playing sport for 4 years and been able to travel across the country as a result.
Sces employability office is very helpful
I like how it prepares you for real job work. The people are not very sociable making collaborative work difficult
The removal of a sport VP will not benefit the sports at Portsmouth. Sport and recreation taking over sports clubs has also decreased the quality of travel and management
Need more library and academic space. Sports facilities need a revamp
Yeah definitely. Sports centre Langstone is very far away is inaccessible and hard to find
Excellent variety. Cheerleaders are peng
Very good support. Staff are extremely helpful and caring for our school
More my course is good and prepared me for adult life. Got new friends and met many great people.
Yah it's good gives great advice and helps with making CV better
Most is the lectures and least is the two hours lectures
Rubbish no bar any more and no good events organised
Yeah there good cafe could. Be better and library needs to be bigger
Yes near town and supermarkets
Lots of different societies and variety
It is ok I think it should be more open some lectures are stubborn and blunt
I have really enjoyed it so far. Met good people and have learnt a lot on my course
Assists with employability. I have a module called employability that helps a lot
Most -Good lecturers Worst- poor communication between geography and environmental science
Student union is really bad, not much happening
Library needs to be bigger. Better cafe
Yes, close to clubs and close to uni buildings
Lots of different societies however very expensive
Some lecturers often good feedback others don't. Good tutor meetings
It's been very good I have made a lot of friends and am enjoying my course a lot. My lecturers are very approachable and help with all my needs and questions. The campus is also good
Very good. Plenty of opportunities
I don't have any concerns
It's been a bit stressful but so far so good. Any upcoming students should be prepared to put in the work and should learn to study independently, should be confident and able to speak up when he or she isn't understanding what's been taught.
They are helpful
We went given the time to understand before submission dates
They are really good
To the best of my knowledge pretty good
Yes it is
Could have been better
I think more could have been done in the law school earlier in the year to prepare for vacation schemes but other than that they have been great
Lots of recorded lectures That they are at such random times it's hard to work around them
Yes for local amenities, no to accommodation as I was scammed in my first year as there was not enough halls places for first years and they were no help in my second
Well being has been no help and doesn't follow the wishes of students