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10th July 2019

Selecting the right location to study in takes careful thought, considering a range of factors. To help you make a decision as to whether Portsmouth is the right city for you to come and improve your English, we are giving our top 5 reasons as to why it makes for the perfect location to come and study. 



  1. Your Money Goes Further

Portsmouth is the 5th most-affordable place in the UK to live as a student, living here can you see you saving money on any meals out you have as well as any extra trips you take yourself; to explore some of the local culture. 



  1. Festivals

Portsmouth offers a range of exciting festivals within or very near to the city, from alternative arts, culture and heritage to A-list bands at the Victorious Festival. You may be able to coincide your studies with some of the festivals and experience how the people of Portsmouth like to celebrate.



  1. Shopping

Portsmouth is a hot spot for shopping, from the designer brands of Gunwharf Quays, to the well-known high-street shops on Commercial Road, you are also able to explore the quirky independent boutiques within Southsea. The mix of shopping opportunities throughout the city allows you to truly immerse yourself in some retail therapy, between your studies.



  1. Maritime History

The maritime history is prevalent throughout the city but nowhere more celebrates this rich past than the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Where you are able to visit the fantastic Mary Rose museum and walk around Nelson’s flagship, HMS Victory. If you manage to experience this you will gain knowledge on just how groundbreaking many of these ships were in their time. 



  1. Sea

Being a coastal city allows Portsmouth to offer many exciting activities that other locations simply can’t offer. From kayaking, windsurfing or paddle boarding the physical activities are in abundance. Whilst you are also able to hop on the ferry to the Isle of Wight, should you feel that an extra exploration is in order in your spare time.



We hope that we have given you a good insight into the reasons that studying in Portsmouth is a great time, with many more exciting events and activities to discover in Portsmouth, please do click here to get in contact with us should you have any more questions.