This article provides information regarding what the Student Handbook is and a link to a downloadable copy.
The Student Handbook is for all new students who are starting at the University of Portsmouth –undergraduates, postgraduates, part-time and distance learners.
The University is committed to a partnership with its students in which both sides acknowledge their responsibilities for achieving a fulfilling and successful academic experience.
The purpose of the University Student Handbook is to tell you about the University’s commitment in providing an enabling learning environment, and its expectations of you, in return, as a member of the University community.
Along with the course information from your department, it provides you with the answers to many of the questions you might have about studying here. University procedures, regulations and services are mentioned in this handbook, with directions to full policy documentation on the University website and in other relevant University publications.
This handbook should be read alongside the Student Charter, which you will receive from your department. For those of you living in halls of residence, you should also read the Halls Handbook for rules and regulations specifically about your hall.