Students perform carol service for local hospital wards

Portsmouth students have been spreading some festive cheer to patients in local hospital wards. Changing State, a newly formed group of six third-year students studying musical theatre and drama and performance, performed carol…

Anthill 20: Myths

via shutterstock.com Annabel Bligh, The Conversation; Emily Lindsay Brown, The Conversation; Gemma Ware, The Conversation, and Will de Freitas, The Conversation How do we know that ideas we hold true aren’t just myths…

Antioxidant supplements have little effect on muscle soreness

Taking antioxidant supplements to reduce muscles soreness after exercise could have almost no effect, according to new research. People engaging in intense exercise often take antioxidant supplements, such as vitamin C and/or E…

Students inspired to ‘reach for the stars’ at official UTC opening

Students at the University Technical College (UTC) Portsmouth were hugely excited to welcome ESA astronaut Major Tim Peake to officially open their college yesteday (12 December). The University is the lead sponsor of…

Winter months most likely to lead to tragedy for men who disappear on a night out

Men are more likely to go missing on a night out and be found dead in December than at any other time of the year, according to a sobering new report from the University of Portsmouth.

Record numbers of children are now home schooled, but who’s keeping an eye on the parents?

shutterstock Martin Myers, University of Portsmouth Nearly 30,000 children in the UK were educated at home in the 2016 to 2017 academic year. This is an almost 100% increase from 2011 – when…

University bans plastic straws

To help in the global fight against plastic pollution, the University has banned the use of plastic straws.

Don’t blame the shopkeeper – food adverts demonstrate government control of wartime Britain

The government’s influence on the supply and demand for food available to British consumers during the Second World War went way beyond rationing, according to new research on the intervention by the Ministry of Food.

Is prescribing drugs ‘off label’ bad medicine?

Ravina Barrett, University of Portsmouth A woman, let’s call her Sarah, is a young actor looking to make her debut at a major theatre. She is fit and healthy, but gets nervous on…

Portsmouth graduate wins Ghana’s rising star award

A University of Portsmouth graduate has won the first Rising Star award by in Ghana’s Energy Awards in recognition of his career success and contribution to the energy sector. Dr Ishmael Ackah is…

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