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University of Portsmouth

We are the University of Portsmouth: progressive, vibrant and a testament to our city’s heritage. We are a new kind of university, a breath of fresh air in the academic world. We are intent on discovery and connecting with our local and global community.

We want the best for our students. Teaching comes first at the University of Portsmouth and students are central to everything we do. We offer more than 200 undergraduate degrees, and 150 postgraduate and doctorate degrees and programmes across all subjects.



We’re proud to be a breath of fresh air in the academic world – a place where everyone gets the support they need to achieve their best.

We’re always discovering. We don’t fit the mould, we break it. Just as the world keeps moving, so do we.

We’re closely involved with our local community and we take our ideas into the global marketplace. We partner with business, industry and government to set the course for a better future. And we educate and transform the lives of our students to help them achieve their potential. 

We stand out, not just in the UK but in the world. We excel in research areas from cosmology and astrophysics to cyber security, forensics and sport science.

Since the first day we opened our doors, we've looked towards the future. And we're here to help you shape it.


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We're committed to creating a working, learning, cultural and social environment based on dignity and respect.

Our Equality and Diversity Team support our staff and students to reach their full potential during their time with us. The team helps us meet our obligations under the Equality Act 2010 and follow best practice.

We work with groups including Stonewall Diversity Champions, Working Families, Time to Change, Mindful Employer, AccessAble and Disability Confident, which give us guidance and advice on equality and diversity matters.

As part of our commitment to equality and diversity, we signed up to two national Higher Education equality charters – Athena SWAN, which focuses on gender equality, and the Race Equality Charter. Run by Advance Higher Education, the charters enable us to apply for awards recognising our commitment to, and progress on, equality and diversity. They aim to drive forward the cultural and systemic changes we need to implement to ensure we remain an equal and diverse organisation. They also support our University values and strategies.

Equality and diversity policies and reports

Take a look at our equality and diversity policies, equality related data and reports, including our Access and Participation Plan 2019/20.



Athena SWAN

In April 2018 we retained our Athena SWAN Bronze Award, recognising our commitment to gender equality. We're currently delivering our Action Plan 2017 – 2021. In addition, 12 of our Schools and Departments hold the Athena SWAN Bronze awards in their own right.

We're ambitious for the future and are working towards the Athena SWAN silver award in 2021.

If you'd like a copy of our current University submission to Athena SWAN or any of our School/Department submissions, please contact us at [email protected].

Race Equality Charter

We signed up to the Race Equality Charter which aims to improve the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students within higher education.

Signing up to the Charter is a significant commitment involving long-term institutional culture change across the University. We aim to build a culture of openness and trust that allows for honest reflection and difficult conversations about race and acknowledges that racial inequalities exist.

Our membership of the Charter demonstrates our commitment to tackling race inequality for staff and students. The Charter gives us a comprehensive framework for race equality work which pulls together work done across the University to tackle race issues our staff and students face.

We plan to submit for a Race Equality Charter award in February 2021.

If you have any questions about our commitment to these charters, please contact [email protected].

Stonewall Diversity Champions

As part of our work to create an inclusive workplace for all LGBTQ+ staff, we’re members of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme. And we actively extend the same values to our students through our policies and standards, local sponsorships and support for University and local LGBTQ+ support groups and networks.

Find out more about LGBTQ+ equality at Portsmouth for resources, events, support groups, reporting procedures and policies.

Published staff and student equality data reports

The public sector duty of the Equality Act 2010 requires public sector organisations to publish equality information and gender pay gap reports annually.

Below you will find a summary of key student and staff equality related data. This, as well as more detailed data analysis, is used to inform our Equality Impacts and helps support other aspects of our equality, diversity and inclusion work and priorities.

View our latest Gender Pay Gap Report.

More detailed data, including international student information, is available in the ‘Equality & Diversity Staff/Student Data Reports 2018-19’. These reports are available on request.

For further reading about LGBTQ+ equality and Race equality Click Here

Benefits at University of Portsmouth

List of all the benefits that University of Portsmouth are offering their employees. Benefits may vary depending on role, location and length of service.

  • Start up business mentoring from expert entrepreneurs via our Entrepreneurs in Residence programme
  • Discounted learning
  • Recreation facilities, including discounted gym membership, food on campus schemes, use of the Library and staff social activities
  • Long service awards and recognition awards, which are awarded to staff for exceptional performance
  • Staff wellbeing programmes
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Staff car parking and discounted public travel
  • Staff discounts and loyalty schemes
  • Family-friendly policies supporting flexible working
  • Generous leave entitlement of 32-35 days a year, and an additional Christmas closure
  • Contributory defined benefits pension schemes - Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) for support and research staff and Teachers Pensions for our academic staff
  • Competitive salary, including incremental progression within your scale
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