Information for new students

Welcome to Portsmouth


These pages will provide answers to the many questions you may have in those first few weeks and beyond, including where to get support, advice on finance and finding somewhere to live and more information on all of our student services. 

Graham Galbraith

Welcome from the Vice – Chancellor, Professor Graham Galbraith

A very warm welcome to the University of Portsmouth. Many congratulations on gaining your place – all your hard work was worth it.

We know that this is a very exciting time, and we want to help you settle in quickly. These pages will be very useful for you, as they tell you everything you need to know about arriving and making the most of your time at our University.

To get the best out of your university experience, it is important for you to commit wholeheartedly to your learning, to embrace the broad range of opportunities available to you and to always respect the people you meet and the places where you study and live. This will ensure that your time with us is the best it can be and is an experience that you will value for the rest of your life.

I am confident that your time here at Portsmouth will be both enjoyable and rewarding, and that you will graduate delighted that you selected our University.

Don’t forget...

  • As a student you can download Microsoft Office 365 for free.
  • Add to your home screen on your mobile – MyPort, your student website, has information about all aspects of university life. You can also visit the MyPort Information Hub in Nuffield Building to ask our friendly team any questions you may have about student life during your time at the University.  
  • Our student support services are here to help.’s The essentials