February 2017

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…

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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…


Last chance to nominate for Enterprise Showcase Awards!

Help us recognise the people around you that stand out, make a difference and act on their ideas! Entry deadline is 9am on 27 February.

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Final-year students – take part in the NSS and you could win a great prize!

Take part in the National Student Survey and you could win one of 27 fantastic prizes!


Is public spending the key to happiness?

Spending generously on public services might be the key to society’s long-term happiness, according to a visiting human geography expert speaking at the University of Portsmouth yesterday. A public lecture on what geography…

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NSS 2017 – good progress on response rates

The National Student Survey 2017 (NSS) is only a third of the way into its three-month campaign and the response rate from final-year undergraduates is over 60 per cent.

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Meet the VC – Supporting and developing our people

At the first of the Meet the Vice-Chancellor sessions this year, the discussions focused on the new People Strategy with an update on aspects of the Modernising Performance and Reward project, in particular Performance and Development Review (PDR).

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Public lecture: What the audience wants: Audience research, race, and screen culture in postwar Britain

A public lecture examining official and unofficial perceptions of what was acceptable or ‘politically correct’ when it came to images of race on screen in postwar Britain

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Graduates showcase work at London Fashion Week

Four Fashion and Textile Design graduates have showcased their collections at London fashion week.


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Age: 18+

Gender: Female

Staff/Student: Both

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