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Student life in Portsmouth

Portsmouth is a vibrant waterfront city on the south-coast of England. From its rich maritime history, to unique shopping destinations and renowned museums, not to mention miles of beautiful waterfront, it caters to a wide range of tastes and hobbies. The city’s flat, making it perfect for strolling and cycling so it’s very easy to get around.

For the perfect weekend activity look no further than the acclaimed Gunwharf Quays, a semi-outdoor shopping mall hosting a variety of retail outlets as well as some great spots for food and drink. By night, Portsmouth comes alive with gigs, bars, clubs and shows making it a buzzing city in which to spend your student years. We offer a range of different accommodation options depending on what you’re looking for. From right next-door to the uni, to a coveted spot in the city centre and a more quiet and residential street, we’ve got all bases covered!


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The 6 Best Nightclubs in Portsmouth

31st May 2023

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The 7 Best Fish & Chips in Portsmouth

31st May 2023

Want to find out who does the crispiest batter, or the best-seasoned chip in Portsmouth? You’ve come to…
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University of Portsmouth Open Days 2023

7th April 2022

Find everything you need to know about Portsmouth uni open days from the dates to pop in your…
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Freshers Week Portsmouth 2023

24th January 2022

From key dates for your diary to all the latest exciting events, right here you’ll discover everything you…
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The Best Student Nights in Portsmouth

22nd October 2021

From cultural hotspots and the rich maritime history that’s waiting to be explored, to the buzzing bars, restaurants…
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A Guide to Portsmouth Student's Union

4th August 2021

There’s a lot to uncover about the University of Portsmouth – that’s why we’ve put together an overview…
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10 interesting facts about Portsmouth

10 interesting facts about Portsmouth

21st July 2021

If this southern city is soon to be your new student home, take a look at our round-up…
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5 Unusual places to visit in Portsmouth

28th April 2021

Studying in the dynamic and vibrant waterfront city of Portsmouth brings no end of interesting things for students…
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Best Bottomless Brunches in Portsmouth

21st December 2020

We’ve spent some time collating the ultimate list of the best brunch spots in Portsmouth, to guide you…
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5 things to do as a student in Portsmouth

14th December 2020

To celebrate our Portsmouth accommodation residences, Earlsdon Street, Middle Street and St. James’ Street, we put together a…
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7 facts about Portsmouth you probably didn't know

20th November 2020

In celebration of our new Portsmouth student accommodation residences, Earlsdon Street, Middle Street and St. James’ Street, we’ve…
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Student health benefits of living by the sea

13th November 2020

The UK’s south coast is a haven of beautiful locations, attracting millions of visitors every year to enjoy…
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Now offering student accommodation in Portsmouth & Southampton

9th November 2020

Introducing the latest additions to the Prima Vidae family, Portsmouth and Southampton! We are thrilled to have these…
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