The skills and knowledge you develop at the University of Portsmouth should help you shape the life and career you dream of. So while lectures, seminars and the library are vital, placement opportunities, field trips and access to specialist professional equipment are just as important.
Ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework and awarded 5 Stars by QS Top Universities 2021, we spoke to Lucy Oliver, Alumna, LLB (Hons) Law about what makes Portsmouth such a special place to study and live.
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“Sport is my family business. My dad ran football clubs, my brother is a referee and as soon as I was old enough to lace up boots, I was on the field too. That was until injury struck.
“I still wanted to be on the pitch, but playing was no longer a reality for me. The next best thing was refereeing teams in the league that my dad and brother were a part of. At first, it was just a chance to keep fit and spend a nice afternoon with my family, but soon I got the bug.
“When teams first turned up they were a little surprised to see a woman refereeing, but after giving a penalty against my dad’s team and sending off my brother in the same game, people soon realised I meant business.
“Eventually, I was spotted by a local sports tutor who put me through a training course and then it was off to university.
“My plan was to study law and then convert to sports law, so that I had a career ready for me once I could no longer referee, and what really attracted me to Portsmouth was how flexible it was. I was already refereeing midweeks and on Saturdays, and at no point were my divided loyalties a problem for lecturers.
“The course itself was great too. There was loads of one-on-one contact time with lecturers and you could see how the different law modules would come in handy later on when I’d want to specialise in sport. Altogether the undergrad experience was so positive that I signed up to continue for my Master's at Portsmouth as soon as I could, rather than transfer to another university.”
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