February 2017

Athena SWAN Conference 2017 – booking now open

This year’s conference will take place on Wednesday 17 May. The theme is ‘Increasing the Diversity of our Talent Pool”, reflecting the commitment of the University to the Athena SWAN Extended Principles.

International graduate lands great job with Tata Steel UK

A former University of Portsmouth student has successfully found a position working at Tata Steel UK Ltd as a manufacturing graduate.

Improving the biodiversity of green roofs

Using living organisms such as bacteria or fungi, as an alternative to chemical fertilisers, can improve the soil biodiversity of green roofs, according to new research from the University of Portsmouth. Green roofs…

Notes from the University Executive Board

Notes are now available from the University Executive Board meeting held on 6 February 2017.

Multi-million pound project launch to support access to HE

A new multi-million pound project has been launched by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). The National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) sees £60 million divided between 29 consortia to increase participation…

UTC Portsmouth allocates first student places

Read the latest news from Portsmouth’s University Technical College

Regional best practice event

We are one of the few universities to offer students the opportunity to start their own business as a placement year. This year we have been selected to host a best practice event by the Higher Education Entrepreneurship Group.

Memory ability in criminal investigations: Could you help?

Age: 18+

Gender: Either

Staff/Student: Both

Ink stigma: the Japanese tattoo artists fighting back

Stephen Crabbe, University of Portsmouth Whether you love tattoos or hate them, the British clearly have something of a penchant for engraving their bodies with inky art. There are a staggering 2,228 tattoo…

Recreating the spirit of a Mariah-Carey-like Diva in a unique performance of Handel’s Messiah

A unique recreation of a performance of Handel’s Messiah from 1812, which featured the great prima donna Angelica Catalani, is being performed in Portsmouth next month. More than 200 performers from the University of…

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