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Social media’s effect on elite athletes to be studied

A sports psychologist is leading a programme of research to examine the effect engaging with social media has on elite athletes. Dr Chris Wagstaff, in the University of Portsmouth’s Department of Sport and…

Football skill about keeping an eye on the field as well as the ball

Children and adults would become better footballers if coaches spent more time training them to look around, rather than just focusing on the ball. New research by sports experts at the Universities of…

University of Portsmouth joins €6.5m initiative to fund student mobility

The University of Portsmouth will be providing more opportunities at doctoral level for students as part of the University Alliance’s Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA) following a multi-million euro award from the European Union….

Home history book shortlisted for prestigious prize

A book by Professor Deborah Sugg Ryan has been shortlisted for the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain Alice Davis Hitchcock (ADH) Memorial Medallion. The book Ideal Homes, 1918-39: Domestic design and suburban…

Portsmouth helping to raise rugby’s profile in China

The University of Portsmouth men’s rugby team has been selected as one of only three universities to represent the UK in the fourth ever UK-China Sport week alongside the University of Cambridge and…

Portsmouth professor receives national award for excellence

A University of Portsmouth professor has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in recognition of “excellence” in their work. Karen Heard-Laureote, Professor of Education and Society within the School of Area Studies, History,…

Reaper Force: Inside Britain’s Drone Wars

‘I dropped my son at his school in the morning, continued to work and within a couple of hours killed two men. I then went home to be greeted by my son with…

Halogen bulb ban and the top 50 obsolete items of the UK home

Over the years, the household items we rely on day to day to make our houses a “home” have become obsolete. This is due to changing lifestyles and technology. From September 1, 2018…

Family the strongest motivator for international dentists working in UK

Family is the most common personal reason dentists from abroad come to work in the UK, according to a new study. Among the other main drivers are being actively recruited, better opportunities for…

A Design for Life? What makes people regret their tattoos

While they may seem like a good idea at the time, for some people the love of tattoos doesn’t always last and they come to regret getting inked for life.

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