British Science Week 2017

Free British Science Week events in Portsmouth

The University of Portsmouth has organised a number of exciting and free events as part of British Science Week, an annual celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths from 10 to 19 March. The…

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The elephant in the sale room: New report calls for significant change to UK regulations on the sale of ivory

A new report out today (14 March) calls for a significant change to laws governing the sale of ivory in the UK. Global demand for ivory has seen almost 150,000 elephants lost to…

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Research expertise featured in RNLI campaign to reduce deaths from drowning in Ireland

Professor Mike Tipton from the Extreme Environments Laboratory has lent his expertise to the RNLI’s drowning prevention campaign ‘Respect the Water’ to reduce the number of people who lose their lives though drowning in…

UK and Ireland pictured from the International Space Station. Credit: Andre Kuipers/ESA/NASA.

Funding awarded to Portsmouth scheme to support space entrepreneurs

The University of Portsmouth is to share in £150,000 funding from The UK Space Agency to support entrepreneurs and small companies in the space industry.

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Sherria Hoskins, Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of Portsmouth

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Portsmouth wins funding to change lives

Disadvantaged students are to benefit from a new project, led by the University of Portsmouth, which aims to challenge stereotypes to raise the expectations of students and their teachers and to build belief…

Marine biologist Dr Alex Ford examines an amphipod shrimp similar to the infected ones taken from Langstone Harbour.

Humans having dramatic effect on wildlife

Just how astonishingly small the amount of pollution that’s needed to cause dramatic changes in aquatic life is the focus of a free public lecture at the University of Portsmouth next week. Professor…

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New book could revolutionise frustrating user manuals

A new book which aims to take the frustration out of understanding user manuals has been published by an academic from the University of Portsmouth. Dr Stephen Crabbe, a Senior Lecturer in Applied…

Dr Tamsin Bradley

University celebrates International Women’s Day

The University of Portsmouth is celebrating International Women’s Day next week with a free public lecture and film screening.

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The saga of Anders Breivik’s prison conditions puts European democracy in the spotlight

Panos Kapotas, University of Portsmouth Norway is not violating the rights of mass murderer Anders Breivik by keeping him in solitary confinement, according to an appeal ruling on March 1. The Borgarting Court…

Participants developed mobile phone gaming apps.

Inspiring creative minds

The Creative and Cultural Industries (CCI) Faculty has been helping to inspire and raise the aspirations of at risk and vulnerable young men from Leigh Park. The 10-week ‘Game On’ project was a…

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