Funding aims to help protect rivers September 13: Dr John Williams, from the School of Civil Engineering and Surveying, has been awarded funding by Southern Water and the University to improve existing methods for removing phosphorus from the liquid waste from sewage plants to help protect rivers from pollution. Dr Williams’ £64,000 funding is for research over three years at the University's environmental technology field station at Petersfield Wastewater Treatment Works.
Award nominations for former student August 19: Award nominations, a book launch and starting a PhD mean 2016 has been an exciting year for Portsmouth alumna, Victoria Hope Leslie. Our alumni team has been in touch with Victoria and reported on their blog.
Historian on Full Steam Ahead August 18: Historian Dr Mike Esbester will appear tonight on BBC 2’s Full Steam Ahead, which explores the darker side to the golden age of steam. Dr Esbester, an expert in the rise of modern health and safety, said: “In 1913 over 30,000 railway workers were killed or injured prompting the Great Western Railway to launch a safety campaign which changed the way Britain approached health and safety. The idea of using education to persuade people to change their behaviour and act safely was radical for its time.” Tune in at 8.00pm.