Teaching Excellence

We’re number 1 in the UK for boosting graduate salaries (The Economist, 2017), and the average University of Portsmouth graduate earns £3,100 (13%) above expectations, 5 years after they finish their course.

Our graduate employment rates are also among the highest in the UK, with 97.5% of our students in work or further study 6 months after finishing their course (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DHLE), 2017).

That’s thanks to our focus on work-related learning; our outstanding links with employers and professional bodies; the importance we place on getting our graduates relevant workplace experience while they’re studying with us; and the ongoing support we give our graduates once their course is over.

Work-Related Learning

We build our courses to make sure you’re learning the skills you’ll use in your career. You’ll get to practice in simulated work environments such as our newsroom, mock courtroom, model pharmacy, forensic house and fully equipped TV studio.

You’ll also get to use your professional skills in the community. For example:

  • Dental students treat NHS patients in our Dental Academy
  • Sport and exercise science students run coaching courses at local schools
  • Law students run legal advice clinics for the public

Links with employers and professional bodies

Many of our courses are commissioned by employers like the NHS or accredited by professional organisations. So what you do on your course will always reflect what’s happening in the industry.

Professional accreditation also tells potential employers you have the career-specific skills and knowledge you need for your career, giving you an edge over other candidates when you’re applying for jobs.

We also organise visits from employers who run events such as career-specific seminars. These give you the opportunity to mingle with future employers and get a feel for your chosen industry.

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