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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…

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.

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.

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…

New research reveals the dark side of brand loyalty

New research is the first to establish the darker side of being devoted to your favourite brand. The study reveals that people buy items from their beloved brands because it makes them feel good and reinforces an image of the kind of person they want to be. But this strong brand attachment can encourage excessive purchasing and impulse-buying.

Portsmouth graduate wins prestigious travel industry award

An independent travel business set up by a University of Portsmouth graduate has won a prestigious travel award in recognition of their hard work and dedication to travel in 2017. Party Hard Travel,…

New European alliance to save the European flat oyster

Marine Biologist Dr Joanne Preston has helped to establish a European alliance for the conservation of the European flat oyster.

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