The University of Portsmouth have confirmed that they have pushed the start of the 2020-2021 student year back to the start of October and we have been told that the year may be compressed (shorter holidays) in order to fit a normal year in but we don't have confirmation yet. Students are being encouraged to move to Portsmouth as usual but a lot more 'online learning' is planned for the year ahead - but we will have to wait and see what that means for us.
It could be that sharing with 3 others in a small house in Southsea is much less worrying than sharing a tower block with 800 others when it comes to social distancing....
While we have no idea how student numbers will be affected - will many decide to defer a year, will international arrivals drop off a cliff? No one knows at this stage - but it does seem that Portsmouth are better positioned to survive than some of its neighbours, so if you are letting to students on one of the other local campus' do please keep your ear to the ground and let us know what you hear.
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