Some incredible plans are in the pipeline for Portsmouth freshers. Freshers 2019 will be one of the biggest weeks of the year for this historic city. In September, around 20,000 students make their way to Portsmouth’s only university – so however you choose to spend Welcome Week, you’ll find plenty of like-minded people to enjoy it with.

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Portsmouth Freshers Events


Aside from the fairs, there are also a huge number of Portsmouth freshers events to help you get stuck in to first year. We’ve got our top picks of the events below:

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There will be five days of events over Portsmouth freshers, with something to suit everyone. This is your chance to explore the city, chat with uni staff and find your way around campus. Here are the freshers week dates to note:

  • University of Portsmouth: 16th September-20th September

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Wristband collection details will be announced here by 2nd September. You will also be emailed information about wristband collection closer to Freshers.

Freshers fairs are hosted during Welcome Week. They’re a fantastic opportunity to get to know the area and discover where students like to relax outside of lectures. Portsmouth’s freshers fairs will also have stalls for university societies. This is the ideal time to find out more about these groups and even sign up to a few in the process! The dates you’ll need to bear in mind are:

  • University of Portsmouth: TBC


We’re all about getting the most from university life. If you want to save a bit of cash while going out, eating, studying or relaxing, look out for the student offers available to any fresher in Portsmouth. At Your Freshers Guide, we scout out the top offers for students. So stay tuned – we’re always adding more to the site!

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