Portsmouth also famously called Pompey has a population of 216585 with 25515 students from different countries around the world. Portsmouth has a thorough naval history and is a town of sea-farers.
Portsmouth is also a pioneering town of the industrial revolution. As the city has a large number of students from different backgrounds there is a variety of restaurants available in town to cater to everyone’s taste.
Moreover, there are quite a few halal restaurants too. Portsmouth is home to beautiful beaches, miles and miles of green spaces, cultural and artistic hotspots, and the famous Portsmouth Football Club.
The maritime history is prevalent throughout the city and has a rich past at the Historic Portsmouth Dockyard. Where you will be able to visit the Mary Rose museum and walk around Nelson’s flagship and HMS Victory Ship.
Being a coastal town, it offers a variety of beach-related activities such as Windsurfing, Kayaking ferry services, paddle boarding, and many more.
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There is no flight that connects to Southampton airport (nearest Airport to Portsmouth) therefore, you’ll need to arrive at Heathrow Airport in London and take a train to Portsmouth.
By Train from London to Portsmouth
Travel time: 1 Hr 30 MinsTravel may cost between GBP 5-10 per week within the city if you use public transport and not the Cab.
Portsmouth is the fifth most affordable city in the UK where you can find accommodation for as low as GBP 80-150 per week depending on the condition, distance from the university, and GBP 100- 175 per week on-campus accommodation. This may not include Internet and other bills but still do check with the Landlord.
During an academic term, you can work for 20 hours per week and up to 40 hours during holidays as per standard UK Tier 4 work policy. You can find part-time work opportunities in your university and also anywhere else in the town center for roles such as Administration, restaurants, customer service, IT-related services, shops, and retail and research work.
You can also look for an internship during holidays and volunteer for jobs related to your career as you can get work experience which can help you to land jobs later.
You can look for jobs with the help of the university careers service and also through other recruiters such as reed, Michael page, Hays, indeed, and Adecco. Any sort of free-lancing work is not allowed as it is a term to be full-time self-employment which is not allowed on Tier 4 student Visa.
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