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Public lectures mark 25 years of criminal justice studies

A series of public lectures to mark the 25th anniversary of the University of Portsmouth’s Institute of Criminal Justice Studies (ICJS) will focus on 25 years of crime and punishment issues. The first of…


Award win for student film about depression

A film about a son’s experience of his father’s depression has won the student prize at the Cornwall Film Festival Short Film Competition. The film, Bulldoze, uses puppets to explore what it feels like to be leaving home and leaving behind a parent who is suffering with the illness.


Daryll Rowe guilty – but is criminal law the right way to stop the spread of HIV?

Shutterstock Matthew Weait, University of Portsmouth Daryll Rowe infected five male sexual partners with HIV, and tried unsuccessfully to infect a further five. Yesterday, he was convicted in the Crown Court at Lewes…

Wrap up warm: Donkeys are not as able to keep warm in the UK’s cold, damp winters

Donkeys need more protection from winter than horses

Donkeys are not as able to keep warm as horses in the UK’s cold, damp winters, according to a new study. The study, by scientists at the Universities of Portsmouth and Canterbury Christ…

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UK foots £190bn annual fraud bill

The annual cost of fraud in the UK is £190 billion, equal to around £10,000 per family, according to a new research study. The Annual Fraud Indicator 2017 reveals the staggering prevalence of…

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Students offer guidance in mentoring cascade

University students are offering guidance to college students who, in turn, will share their knowledge with secondary school pupils in a new chain mentoring scheme. Portsmouth Scholars, a scheme to help and encourage…

Cryotherapy is 'very popular' in elite sport but new study shows it's of similar benefit to cold water immersion CREDIT: Erich Hohenauer

Cryotherapy versus ice baths: It’s a draw

The first study to compare the effect of cold water immersion versus extreme cold air has found very little difference between the two treatments on athletes’ muscle recovery. Cold water immersion has become…

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Selenium might hold key to mystery of crib-biting in horses

Crib-biting in horses – a distressing compulsive disorder – might be related to a lack of trace element selenium in their diets, according to new research. The researchers, led by Dr Arash Omidi…

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University welcomes its new Chancellor

Karen Blackett OBE will be inaugurated as the fourth Chancellor of the University of Portsmouth at a special event at Portsmouth Guildhall from 4pm today. Karen will become Chancellor during the University’s 25th…

The entrance to the Chernobyl exclusion zone. Credit: Tom Hinton

Scientists win chance to breathe life back into Chernobyl

A leading expert on the long term environmental consequences of nuclear disasters is to lead a study to help know when and if it is safe to go back into Chernobyl’s human exclusion…

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