Department of Student and Academic Administration

Academic Standards, Quality and Partnerships

Collaborative Students

Students studying at a Partner Institution



As a student studying a University of Portsmouth course at one of our collaborative partners in the UK or Overseas, we welcome you to the University of Portsmouth.

The University of Portsmouth has a strong tradition of successfully delivering collaborative courses and supporting students through partner institutions. A list of our partners and courses can be found here

What is a collaborative course ?

At the University of Portsmouth, we define a collaborative course as a course of study which is delivered and/or supported by a partner institution which leads to a University of Portsmouth award. This means that upon successful completion of your course you will gain a University of Portsmouth award. 

University Support Services and Resources for Students

In addition to the services and resources provided to you by your college or institution, there are also many support and advice serivces we provide for you.  For information about Google applications, Library resources, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Academic Skills Unit and the Students' Union, please click here Student services and resources leaflet

Library access

All collaborative students are entitled to access the online Library services which can be used to source a wide range of information to support your studies, including electronic books and journals, databases and websites. You will be sent details of how to apply upon registration. Click here for their webpage.


Students who complete their course may attend the University of Portsmouth's graduation ceremony which is held annually in the summer.  Some institutions hold their own graduation ceremonies so please contact the University Graduation Office to confirm where the graduation ceremony for you will be held.

Parchments and Transcripts of Study

Upon successful completion of your course we will issue you with a Parchment, which is printed on watermarked paper with the University crest, and a Transcript of Study. These will be sent to you via Royal Mail Recorded Delivery to either your home or institution. If you want a replacement of your parchment it will cost £35 - to request please complete the Replacement and Verification of Award form. If ou want a replacement of your Transcipt of Study please email

Verification of Awards

Formal verification of your University of Portsmouth award can be provided by a Letter of Verification free of charge - please complete the Replacement and Verification of Award form

Certified copies of original award parchments

If you require a stamped and certified copy of your award parchment we can do this free of charge. Please send a scanned copy of your original parchment to and details of where you want the certified copy to be sent to.



To contact the Collaborative Partnerships team, please email us at


To return to the Collaborative Partnerships Office homepage please click here.