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Applied Theatre performs for 500 local schoolchildren

University of Portsmouth drama students recently created a series of six original children’s plays that toured five schools throughout Portsmouth. Around 500 schoolchildren at Ark Ayrton Academy, Meon Junior School, Beacon View Primary…

International students take centre stage at degree ceremony

More than 190 University of Portsmouth students from Southeast Asia were awarded their degrees in a ceremony in Singapore this week. Students from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Brunei and China were…

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Repurposing heparin for inhalation may offer hope to millions with COPD

A drug used to thin blood has been found to also significantly improve the ability to breathe when inhaled by people with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), for which there is no cure….

Sailing student races to glory

A sports science student at the University of Portsmouth is close to finishing a long audition for potentially being chosen as crew on Britain’s next America’s Cup challenge. Oli Greber, 22, is headsail…

University launches Degree Apprenticeships for the Army

The British Army is offering its soldiers the chance to study for a university degree in management and leadership. The new initiative is part of the national Degree Apprenticeship scheme and delivered by the University of Portsmouth.

University of Portsmouth helps launch £26m National Biofilms Innovation Centre

The University of Portsmouth is a key player in a new National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC) launched today to harness the UK’s world-class expertise in the research of biofilms. The Centre is a…

Scientist prises open a buried secret

A PhD graduate at the University of Portsmouth has won a prestigious academic prize for identifying tiny minerals hidden inside another mineral called rutile, in rocks once buried deep below the Earth’s surface…

Prestigious win for student film

A film that begins with a lost stapler has scooped an international prize. A Place for Everything won Best Student Film at The Crystal Palace International Film Festival 2017.

Digital festival to help boost the employment rates of women

A new multi-million euro project to improve the employment rates of women from disadvantaged backgrounds by boosting their digital skills and knowledge is being officially launched at the University of Portsmouth next week….

New wardrobe for University Chancellor

Fashion students have designed a clothing collection for media guru and new University Chancellor, Karen Blackett OBE. The students chose Karen as their muse after she was named as the next University Chancellor earlier this year.

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