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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.

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…


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.

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…

Europe’s foundations mapped COPYRIGHT: ESA 2012

Londoners among most likely to feel ground move beneath feet

London tops the table of 52 European cities for the number of people exposed to possible ground instability, according to a new study. The research, from an earth scientist at the University of…

Damelsfly on the green roof

Improving the biodiversity of green roofs

Using living organisms such as bacteria or fungi, as an alternative to chemical fertilisers, can improve the soil biodiversity of green roofs, according to new research from the University of Portsmouth. Green roofs…


Multi-million pound project launch to support access to HE

A new multi-million pound project has been launched by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). The National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) sees £60 million divided between 29 consortia to increase participation…

Angelica Catalani

Recreating the spirit of a Mariah-Carey-like Diva in a unique performance of Handel’s Messiah

A unique recreation of a performance of Handel’s Messiah from 1812, which featured the great prima donna Angelica Catalani, is being performed in Portsmouth next month. More than 200 performers from the University of…

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