Travel Info

Travel to conference location

By Air
Southampton Airport (20 miles away):
Gatwick Airport (65 miles away):
Heathrow Airport (66 miles away):

By Train
The train station nearest the conference is Portsmouth and Southsea station. Portsmouth and Southsea station is fully wheelchair accessible. For more information about the station or to book a ticket:

There are many direct trains from Gatwick Airport station (1 hour 20 minute journey), London Waterloo station (1 hour 30 minute journey), and London Victoria station (2 hour journey).

There are trains from Southampton Airport Parkway station to Portsmouth and Southsea station (with one change at Southampton Central station, 1 hour journey).

From Heathrow Airport, you can book a journey to Portsmouth and Southsea station (with a bus from Heathrow Central Bus station to Woking and then a train from Woking to Portsmouth and Southsea, 2 hour journey).

By Bus
Buses from London Heathrow airport, London Gatwick airport, or London Victoria station are available to Portsmouth University or Portsmouth Hard Interchange (some direct, some with one change). Ticket prices and journey times vary. For more information or to book tickets:

By car from nearest airports
Driving directions from Southampton Airport (20 miles away; 25 minute drive):
Driving directions from Gatwick Airport (65 miles away; 1 hour 25 minute drive):
Driving directions from Heathrow Airport (66 miles away; 1 hour 20 minute drive):

Parking in Portsmouth
Parking can be a challenge in the city of Portsmouth. There are two websites attendees can access to strategically plan their parking for the conference: and


About the University of Portsmouth
The University of Portsmouth’s commitment to equality and diversity is aligned with the Gender and Education Association’s own commitments to challenging and eradicating sexism and gender inequality within and through education. The University is proud to have achieved an Athena SWAN Bronze Award, recognising our commitment to gender equality and the University is currently pursuing the Race Equality Charter. There is a strong gender studies and feminist research culture across the university. Highlights include the excellent research work of the academics within the Women’s and Gender Studies research cluster and the Global Education, Childhoods and Outreach research cluster.


About the city of Portsmouth
Excerpts from the website Portsmouth is a dynamic and vibrant waterfront city packed with great reasons to visit. Ideally situated on the south coast of England, the UK’s only island city is ideal for a short break by the sea. There are lots of things to do in Portsmouth, with magnificent museums, live music venues, contemporary art galleries, two cathedrals, a diverse literary heritage, nightlife, festivals and countless events throughout the year. There’s also Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the UK’s premier destination for Naval History. Inside you’ll find 11 attractions including Lord Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860, the Mary Rose, and the National Museum of the Royal Navy. You can also get out onto the water on the Harbour Tour excursions, or take the waterbus to Gosport to see the Royal Navy Submarine Museum and Explosion Museum. More information about the city’s  AccommodationHotelsBed & BreakfastsSelf CateringRestaurantsPubsParking & Maps.


Things to see and do in Portsmouth: