This article will explain what Purple Door is, the services available, and how you can access it.


Purple Door is the University of Portsmouth’s employability service, offering support to students and graduates* with part-time jobs, career planning, work experience, volunteering, placements, business startup and graduate jobs to support entry into graduate work, further study or starting up a business.  


Purple Door provides a wide range of services including:

  • Careers advice - advice and guidance on career planning, CVs, application forms, interviews, assessment centres and further study

  • Job opportunities - access to MyPurpleDoor online jobs board and the Purple Door Recruitment Consultancy, the University of Portsmouth’s very own on-campus graduate team 

  • Volunteering and work experience  - volunteering bank with a variety of roles and organisations

  • Enterprise - startup and freelance advice, regular enterprise courses and hot desking and office space for startups

  • Events - annual Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair and on campus employer events


*Please note that Purple Door supports graduates for up to 5 years from graduation.

How do I access the services at Purple Door?

You can drop-in at Purple Door, located on Guildhall walk under James Watson Hall,  at any time during our opening hours or call us on +44 (0) 23 9284 2684. You can also find out more about the full range of services available and access the MyPurpleDoor online careers platform by visiting our website at www.port.ac.uk/purpledoor.

How to Contact us

Visit us at:

Purple Door

University of Portsmouth

28 Guildhall Walk

Portsmouth

PO1 2DD

Opening hours:

Monday–Thursday: 8.30am–5.15pm

Friday: 8.30am–4.15pm

Telephone or Email:

T: +44 (0) 23 9284 2684

E: purpledoor@port.ac.uk


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