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Portsmouth researchers help endurance swimmer to tackle the length of the English Channel

Researchers from the University of Portsmouth are helping Lewis Pugh in his attempt to swim the length of the English Channel to urge the government to better protect UK waters.

Achievement takes centre stage at Graduation ceremonies

Over 6,000 students from 124 countries will receive their degrees and professional qualifications during the University of Portsmouth’s 2018 Graduation ceremonies next week (14-20 July).

Engineering students on track to beat personal best in racing car event

University of Portsmouth racing car designers are hoping to prove their mettle at Silverstone this week in the 20th anniversary of the international motorsport contest Formula Student. It will be the 10th time…

World’s largest historical gazetteer provides a unique portrait of Britain from 100 years ago

An online project – GB1900 – gives a uniquely detailed portrait of Britain from 100 years ago. GB1900, which was launched in September 2016, has created a complete list of two-and-a-half million place-names…

Lifejackets could save 180 or more lives a year

About 180 people died because they weren’t wearing a lifejacket in UK waters in the last decade, according to new research. A study investigating how many of the 1,000-plus deaths recorded in British…

Performance allows veterans to share their personal experiences with the civilian community

Veterans of the British Armed Forces will share personal stories of service and life after the military in an event hosted by the University of Portsmouth on Friday 6 July.

Record number of graduates in work after completing their degrees

A record number of University of Portsmouth graduates are in work or further study after completing their degrees, according to national figures released today.

Off the scale: Can forensics save the world’s most-trafficked mammal?

A pioneering new project trials fingerprinting techniques to battle pangolin poaching. Forensic fingerprinting techniques will now be used in the battle against illegal wildlife trade as new methods of lifting fingermarks from trafficked…

Social media’s effect on young to be examined

How social media helps or harms children’s mental health is to be examined by leading experts in social geography and mental health from the Universities of Portsmouth and Sheffield. Professor Liz Twigg, in…

New ‘promiscuous’ enzyme helps turn plant waste into sustainable products

A new family of enzymes has been discovered which paves the way to convert plant waste into sustainable and high-value products such as nylon, plastics, chemicals, and fuels. The discovery was led by…

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