November 2011

London 2012: MPC Artwork competition

The Challenge London 2012 is challenging art students at colleges and universities to compete in a once in a lifetime opportunity to showcase their artwork to the world’s media during London 2012. The…


Over 55s required for eye-tracking research

Researcher: Dr Nicola Gregory Time requirement: 30 minutes, dates to be arranged Venue: King Henry Building Researchers at the Department of Psychology are looking for participants over the age of 55 to take…


Coach education programme

Are you interested in developing your sports coaching skills and knowledge? The Coach education programme is open to anyone and offers a number of training opportunities to gain nationally recognised qualifications including: NGB…


Monthly Bleep Test

The multistage fitness test / bleep test will be held monthly within the Department of Sport and Recreation. It is an opportunity to gauge personal fitness levels and a great way to monitor…

Nicole Duah-Boateng from Somers Park Primary School (Picture credit: 'The News, Portsmouth)

Supervised tooth-brushing scheme targets dental decay in Portsmouth children

A supervised tooth-brushing programme designed to increase good oral health in young children is being launched by the University of Portsmouth in fifteen local primary schools. Children around the age of four are…

Dr Chris Mills competing at the veteran gymnastics British championships

Gymnastics gold medallist demonstrates the ‘physics of sport’

A new programme to teach school and college pupils the ‘physics of sport’ was run by a gymnastics gold medallist who showed how seemingly impossible feats performed by gymnasts can demonstrate – rather…


Update on eduroam

Feedback from students and staff indicates that the recent configuration changes to the wireless network have resolved the issues being reported last week. If however, you experience any difficulties maintaining your connection to…


IS Tuesday security tip: Confidence trick

Cybercriminals will try to trick you into giving them your information, for example by sending fake emails with links to convincing but fraudulent websites. They want to tap your bank account, use your…


New pterosaur species named after political cartoonist Gerald Scarfe

A new species of pterosaur, discovered by a University of Portsmouth palaeontologist, has been named after the artist famous for his notorious and iconic caricatures of Margaret Thatcher. The pterosaur is named Cuspicephalus…

Green Portsmouth tree

Recycling at the University: Tip four Green Portsmouth in action

Did you know that you can use your office recycle bin for: newspapers magazines directories envelopes paper For tips and more information about our Green Portsmouth initiative, visit

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