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.
Triple success for postgraduate graduate July 22: A University of Portsmouth student has graduated three times with three different postgraduate qualifications. Heather Short crossed the stage at the Guildhall this week after completing a PhD on The Hidden World of e-learning in SMEs. She previously graduated from Portsmouth with an MBA in 2012 and a Diploma in Management in 1990. Heather said: “I feel very honoured to be a triple postgraduate alumna; it’s something I would never have even dreamed of when I graduated in 1990. I’ve enjoyed studying at Portsmouth and have met some brilliant people along the way. I feel very at home here and hope that my association with the University continues for a long while.”