20 Aug 2017

University of Portsmouth

The University of Portsmouth is a public university in the city of Portsmouth, England

The University of Portsmouth is a public university in the city of Portsmouth, England. The history of the university dates back to 1908, when the Park building opened as a Municipal college and public library. It was previously known as Portsmouth Polytechnic until 1992, when it was granted university status through the Further and Higher Education Act 1992.

The history of the university dates to 1908, when the Park building opened as a Municipal college and public library. The focus was on chemistry and engineering. The roots of the University can be traced back even further to the Portsmouth and Gosport School of Science and the Arts.[12] Shortly after in the year of 1911  a Student Union  was established; as early records from the Student Union newspaper The Galleon show.

From 1945 to 1960 the college diversified its syllabus adding arts and humanities subjects after World War II, in response to a decline in the need for engineering skills. This did not hinder its expansion or reputation, as from 1960 to 1980 it opened the Frewen  library , gained Polytechnic status and became one of the largest polytechnics by the late 1980s. On 7 July  1992  the inauguration of the University of Portsmouth was celebrated at a ceremony at Portsmouth Guildhall. As one of the new universities, it could validate its own degrees, under the provision of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992.
Facilities:
1. Televic interpreter training suite
2. Digital language labs
3. Learning development tutors
4. Online course developers
5. Learning resource center
6. Language corner
Faculties:

School of Biological Sciences
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Department of Geography
School of Health Sciences and Social Work
School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
Dental Academy
Department of Psychology
Department of Sport and Exercise Science
Physics
Friendly, laid back, full of resources and enthusiastic lecturers, awesome nightlife, beach and leisure facilities, free bus that runs very regularly, optional seminars so you can further your learning, great library full of journals, books, maps and archives. Overall just awesome, love it!