School of Sport, Health and Exercise Science

Outreach and liaison


The Department of Sport and Exercise Science has a dedicated Schools and Colleges Liaison team, whose role is to work with schools (years 10 and 11 especially) and colleges (16+), in support of prospective students as they investigate universities and degree courses. As students look to their future, advancing from school to college, or choosing a university course, there is often a confusion of information, a wealth of marketing material, similar named courses around the country and lots of universities to choose from.

Our team pay regular visits to educational establishments and present the most current information on the application process, our degree course content, future employment prospects, UCAS entry points, costs of university, as well as highlighting the general experience of going to the University of Portsmouth.

Tours and Workshops

Although we are happy to visit you to provide a talk of university life and courses, we would also like to invite you to the Department so that we can provide a more interactive and practical experience for your students. This would involve a tour of our facilities, a talk on university life and courses, and a dedicated workshop in Sport and Exercise Science or Sports Development. Each of the workshops is designed to provide your students with opportunities to get hands-on experience using some of our specialist facilities. They will get the chance to use the equipment to conduct their own controlled experiment, collect and analyse data, be informed of the most up to date theory, be challenged by questions and experience, and gain an initial understanding to what they might expect at university.

We generally have standard formats for these workshops tailored to BTEC and ‘A’ level criteria, however if you have a specific request, we may be able to accommodate you.

For more general talks and activities relating to higher education at the University of Portsmouth please visit our Outreach Team's web page.

University open days

Our Open Days are the best way to find out what it’s like to live and study in Portsmouth. There’s high demand for University Open Days with thousands of visitors attending each year. You need to book a place in advance, so we can send you helpful information on how to get the most out of your day.

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