Education by the sea at the University of Portsmouth

The University of Portsmouth is located just a short distance from the city's harbour and boasts origins which go all of the way back to 1908, when one of its buildings was used as both a college and library. These days, more than 25,000 students are enrolled on courses at the instituion, including 5,000 international students from close to 150 countries.

Explore the rich harbour heritage

The location of the university's main campus means it is close to a host of fantastic attractions, including the city's historic dockyard and the fascinating Mary Rose Museum. Both shine a light on the area's rich port heritage, with the former also boasting the stunning HMS Victory - one of the Royal Navy's most famous warships, which was used by Nelson during the Battle of Trafalgar.

Head under the sea at Blue Reef Aquarium

Whatever your reason for visiting the University of Portsmouth, you should make time to visit the city's fantastic Blue Reef Aquarium. The 'undersea safari' has more than 40 different displays and is home to a range of creatures including sharks, clownfish and even amphibians including dart frogs and iguanas. Looking for a cheap hotel Near the University of Portsmouth? Travelodge Portsmouth Hotel is just a couple of miles away from the main campus, while Travelodge Portsmouth Hilsea Hotel also offers great value accommodation close by.