The centre is located next to the seafront in a building which is part of the University of Portsmouth. Both the centre and accommodation are within a short walk of the city centre, the Historic Dockyard and the Clarence Pier.

Portsmouth has a lot to offer, with sights such as the Spinnaker Tower and Southsea Castle, and is also very close to other interesting cities such as Brighton. Students have a lot to explore!


Meals are served in a large and modern self-service dining hall in the main building.


Continental including juice, coffee, toast, cereal and fruit – hot breakfast on Fridays.


2 courses, 3 options including vegetarian.
Packed lunches (provided at weekends): water, fruit, sandwich, crisps and biscuits/cake.

Evening Meal

2 courses, 3 options including vegetarian and halal option.


  • Multi-purpose sports hall (booked in advance)
  • Outdoor areas for games and activities, including Southsea Common


Key Facts

Location: University of Portsmouth

Dates: 07 July –18 August

Ages: 12–18 (18 year olds accepted as part of a group with a leader)

Accommodation: Single room with en-suite

Sample Excursion: Oxford, London, and Brighton.


Accommodation Options

  • Rooms laid out along corridors
  • Room furniture includes a wardrobe, desk and chair
  • Rooms and bathrooms cleaned weekly, common rooms every other day
  • Laundry available in the residence for a small fee.
  • Meals are served in a large dining hall, with a packed lunch at the weekends
  • Wi-Fi throughout accommodation
  • 15 minutes walking distance to classes