The University of Portsmouth has been working with UCAS, exam boards and the Government ever since 2020’s A level exams were cancelled due to Covid 19. Together they are working out how the admissions process will work for students who want to start in autumn 2020.
Clearing places will be available and the application process will be as simple and smooth as possible. Portsmouth’s message is that students shouldn’t be worrying about exams or application, but instead focus on hand hygiene and staying safe.
Today may look uncertain, but the University of Portsmouth believes tomorrow is still yours for the taking - and Clearing is the ideal opportunity to take action.
Every year, thousands of students find their ideal course in UCAS Clearing or Adjustment.
It’s another chance to find the best course for you – if you've changed your mind, your results surprised you or you’re just starting to think about starting university this year.
The University of Portsmouth is in the heart of the UK’s only island city. Taking inspiration from the city’s rich heritage as a trading and naval port, the University is dedicated to helping you get ready for your exciting life journey.
Portsmouth’s commitment to the student experience has seen it achieve Gold in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework. Its record for graduate employment, and for boosting graduate’s salaries, is impressive.
Portsmouth offers a wide range of degrees across areas of science, technology, humanities, creative and cultural industries, business and law. All courses reflect the University’s commitment to your future career. There are many opportunities for work experience, placements and volunteering, plus an expert Careers and Employability Service.
Strong student support is a major feature of Portsmouth. That goes beyond helping you to develop the skills you’ll need for degree-level study. It’s easy to find advice and guidance on housing, finances, and both mental and physical wellness.
The compact campus is woven into the city centre, which is just a short walk from the seafront. So not only are shops and nightlife on your doorstep - you’re also never too far from a relaxing park or the beach, when you need to take a break from your books.
On 13 August 2020 you’ll get your exam results. You might choose to apply for a university place through Clearing for a range of reasons. Maybe your results surprise you, perhaps you change your mind about your current choice of university - or you might even choose to apply for the first time this summer.
To apply to the University of Portsmouth through Clearing, you first need to find courses you want to do. You can get this information either through UCAS or on the University of Portsmouth’s own website.
You can apply to Portsmouth through Clearing even if you hold an offer from another university. If you haven’t applied through UCAS, you can apply directly to the University.
Portsmouth’s services, including Clearing phone lines, live chat and online enquiry form can help at every step - from understanding your options, to finding the right course for you.
Portsmouth’s Clearing team are supportive, knowledgeable and always happy to talk to you. You don’t have to wait for results day - if you might be interested in Portsmouth, you can chat with the team online or on the phone today, or book a callback.
You can also sign up for Clearing news and updates on course vacancies via the Clearing pages on the University of Portsmouth website.
On 13 August, if you’ve already booked a results day callback from Portsmouth, you just need to sit back and wait for their call. Otherwise, you can get in touch with them to find out if they’ll offer you a place.
If Portsmouth makes you an offer through Clearing, it will be valid for 24 hours, giving you time to reflect, discuss with family and friends, and weigh up any other offers you have.
When you get an offer, you can accept it in UCAS Track or directly with Portsmouth.
Clearing opens on 6 July 2020, but if you want to discuss your options sooner, you can talk to the University of Portsmouth about Clearing opportunities today. You can also schedule them to call you on A level results day, which is 13 August 2020.
Portsmouth has a good range of courses available through Clearing, but places can fill fast. Keep an eye on available places via Portsmouth’s own website or the UCAS site.
You can apply directly by calling the University’s Clearing hotline 0333 733 1919, or online through UCAS.
It’s a good idea to prepare yourself before calling, including thinking about questions you might be asked. Make sure you are in a comfortable place with good phone and web access, and have to hand any information helps you show yourself at your best. Think about qualities and experiences you can talk about which may make you stand out.
If you get an offer from Portsmouth, they’ll give you 24 hours to consider it before you accept. This will be especially useful if you are also speaking to other universities, so you can weigh up your options and be sure to make the right choice.
If you accept a place at Portsmouth through Clearing, your first term will start in October 2020.
Like all universities, Portsmouth has made some changes to keep students and staff as safe as possible during the time of Covid-19.
Portsmouth’s campus will be open for in-person activity where possible, with extra hygiene measures in place. Learning activities on campus might include small group teaching including studio-based learning, laboratory sessions, tutorials, seminars, and other events that can be safely delivered within social distancing guidelines.
Teaching that is normally delivered in lecture theatres or other large group settings will instead take place online.