University Partners

University of Portsmouth


The University of Portsmouth is a leading modern university with a strong reputation for teaching and high levels of student satisfaction.  Its academics possess notable research strengths and are international experts pushing the boundaries of knowledge in their respective fields.

Over 3,000 staff supports the cohort of nearly 22,000, which includes 3,000 students from over 140 countries.  The University also offers superb facilities in a vibrant waterfront location in the heart of one of Britain’s most historic cities.

University of Portsmouth is active in research and knowledge transfer across a broad range of subjects including science, technology, humanities, business and creative industries.  The latest survey of research quality in UK universities, the Research Excellence Framework (REF), rates over 60% of research submitted by the University as world-leading and internationally excellent, with 96% in total being of international standing.

The University has excellent links with industry and a strong record of student employability.  Every one of our courses has opportunities for work-related learning ranging from placements, volunteering, commercial projects or a sandwich year in a workplace relevant to students’ degrees.

The University is also strong in Arts and Humanities.  The University has opened a £14 million extension to its Eldon building, the home of the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, which includes new exhibition space, workshops and a large lecture theatre.  Plans are also underway for a £11 million Future Technology Centre, an exciting new space for their engineering, technology and science students to collaborate on industry-based projects. 

The University of Portsmouth is the only higher education institution serving this travel-to-learn area of over 300,000 people and works closely with schools and colleges to raise aspirations and encourage future generations to consider a university education.

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University of Wales


Founded by Royal Charter in 1893, the University of Wales is the degree-awarding body for a number of higher education students at institutions in Wales, as well as for many at other partner institutions in the United Kingdom and overseas. To date, the University has awarded over 600,000 degrees.

The University’s historic position enabled it to focus not only on its primary functions as a degree-awarding body and provider of services to the Welsh higher education sector but also, as a national institution, it played an enhance role in protecting and promoting the economy, culture and language of Wales through its traditional services such as the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Gregynog Hall, and the University of Wales Press.

In order to respond to the needs of students in the modern era, both in Wales and further afield, the University of Wales is currently in the process of merging with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) to create a unified institution under the 1828 Charter of UWTSD. The transformed University will establish itself as one of the key institutions in Wales delivering high quality learning and research opportunities for students both at home and abroad, until this time, the University of Wales remains a separately chartered Institution.

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