Congratulations on your graduation
Welcome to your alumni community!
You’ll always be part of Portsmouth. And Portsmouth will always be here for you.
To show you how much you mean to us, here’s a film especially for you to celebrate you and your achievements.
Graham Galbraith: My name is Graham Galbraith and as Vice Chancellor of the University of Portsmouth I want to take this opportunity today to say a big well done and congratulations for what you have achieved.
Karen Blackett: Hi, I’m Karen Blackett. I am the Chancellor of the University of Portsmouth and I have the great pleasure of saying congratulations. Lots of hard work, I have no doubt, has got you through to today, so well done. All of that hard work has to be recognised and you have to spend some time pausing and taking stock of exactly what you have achieved.
Graham Galbraith: What you have achieved is quite extraordinary. You’ve worked hard over many years with dedication and you have achieved your degree qualification. And you've done so during quite extraordinarily difficult times of profound change.
Karen Blackett: You are now one of over 250,000 graduates from the University, just like myself. And your journey with the University does not end here. We want to ensure that we stay in touch with you, that you get careers advice, that you get mentoring and you get all the help that you need ready for your next stage of your journey whatever that may be.
Graham Galbraith: We want to know what you’re achieving. We want to know the great things that you are doing. And, of course, we want to support you on your journey through life.
Karen Blackett: If you haven’t secured or decided what your next step is, it’s absolutely fine. Just take time and please make sure that you spend today just recognising exactly what you have achieved. You’re part of that global family and you always will be.
Graham Galbraith: Celebrate all your hard work and reflect on the many memories that you will have of life at the University. And, of course, reflect on the person that you have become.
Thank you very much for entrusting those precious years of your life to the University of Portsmouth.
Graham Galbraith: I want to say a huge well done and congratulations to you on completing your degree.
Karen Blackett: Congratulations. You are graduates of the University of Portsmouth. What an amazing achievement.
Graham Galbraith: We are certainly very proud of you and your hard work and dedication which has culminated in this moment.
Karen Blackett: Please take time today to give yourself a pat on the back, because I know it has been incredibly difficult. I really genuinely do.
Graham Galbraith: You should be rightfully proud of your achievements and the person that you have become.
Karen Blackett: We are there to cheerlead you all the way to whatever you decide to do next.
Graham Galbraith: We also love to hear your stories and maybe one day you will come back to the university and support future generations of University of Portsmouth students.
Karen Blackett: You're amazing, you're brilliant, you've achieved, you are part of our university family, which extends globally.
Graham Galbraith: Be ambitious and bold and use your talents for the betterment of society and for the good of others. Thank you very much for entrusting those precious years of your life to the University of Portsmouth.
Karen Blackett: Well done to all of you, congratulations. Please take some time to celebrate.
Graham Galbraith: Congratulations to the class of 2021.
A community of 250,000 global graduates – take advantage of the benefits
You’re among a very special group of graduates. Whose hard work, determination and resilience have paid off. The University community is here to support you at the beginning of this journey now and wherever your journey takes you.
We hope that you make the most of your connection to the University and your fellow alumni. Join us at our networking events and take advantage of the benefits of being a University of Portsmouth graduate, which includes five years of career and start-up support.
When your career takes off, we hope that one day you’ll come back to inspire the next generation of Portsmouth graduates!
Trust your head, your heart, and then trust your gut. You’ll need to be strong and resilient. You’ve got this! Most importantly, find your purpose and your happiness.
Get involved in our photo giveaway during graduation and be in with a chance of winning a £100 Sodexo gift card (we've got 4 to give away!). All you need to do is tag us in your graduation photos using #uopgrad for in-person ceremonies or #uopvirtualgrad if you're joining a virtual ceremony and we’ll enter you into the draw.
Giveaway closes at 11.59pm on Sunday 31 July. Winners will be drawn at random and notified via Instagram, Twitter. Facebook or Tik Tok a few days after. This giveaway is open to the 2022 cohort only.
Grad Connect 2022
We’re here to help you in the next steps of your career.
The Grad Connect programme has been designed to help you succeed.
We’re currently planning programme activities later this year so keep an eye on your inbox for updates. In the meantime, you catch up on last year’s inspiration events on-demand!
Never forget – you’re resilient, you’re employable – you’re a Portsmouth grad!
Save on Postgraduate study
As a Portsmouth graduate, you could receive a £3,000 scholarship towards a Master's degree, or 20% off tuition fees for a Master's or PhD (terms and conditions apply).
As a 2021 or 2022 graduate, you're guaranteed a conditional offer for most MA/MSc degrees on the achievement of a good honours degree, saving you time and effort. Apply for a Master's using our Fast Track Application route.
From the moment you started your University journey, a lifetime of benefits were opened up to you. Now it’s time to start making the most of them.
The Careers and Employability Service is here to support you for five years after you graduate whether you’re still local to Portsmouth or not.