May 2017

Life on terra firma began with an invasion

Scientists are now confident animal life on solid ground started with a few short bursts of marine creatures making the leap from the oceans. New research at the University of Portsmouth also paints…


Staff Summer Party: 14 July

The Vice Chancellor, Graham Galbraith, invites all staff to join him and members of the University Executive Board for an extra special summer party this year.

The 11 nano tips used in the study.

Atomic-scale imaging improves dating of planetary events

Research led by the University of Portsmouth has identified a new way to improve how we measure the age of planetary evolution in our solar system. The study, published in Nature Communications, uses…

ODP student Noel Kithakye teaching CPR to school pupils.

Children receive free life-saving skills

The University of Portsmouth is on a mission to help change that by providing year 9 schoolchildren on the Isle of Wight with free life-saving CPR training.

Professor Mike Tipton

Portsmouth scientist says ‘fight your instincts, not the water’ to help stay alive

Professor Mike Tipton is leading a campaign with the RNLI calling on the public to fight a potentially life-threatening instinct if they fell unexpectedly into water and remember one simple skill – floating – which could save lives from drowning.


How Tory U-turn on the antique ivory trade will threaten elephants in the wild

The tusks in these ornamental elephants are real ivory. William Warby, CC BY-SA Caroline Cox, University of Portsmouth Back in January I wrote an article for The Conversation applauding China’s announcement to close…

Sense8 for conversation

Sense8 and sensibility: how a TV series is transcending geographical and gender borders

Deborah Shaw, University of Portsmouth Almost as soon as series two of Sense8 dropped on to Netflix on May 5, eager fans were posting speculation about when series three would be ready for…


Degree Apprenticeship Scheme enthuses staff

Following a successful drop-in session for staff, further information is now available about the scheme. The closing date for expressions of interest onto the course is Wednesday 31 May 2017.


Notes from the University Executive Board

Notes are now available from the University Executive Board meeting held on 8 May 2017.


Student app celebrates Portsmouth and the Festivities

University of Portsmouth students have developed a unique city-based app, as part of the Portsmouth Festivities.

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