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Architecture students scoop multiple prizes

Four students from the School of Architecture have been awarded prizes for their work by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

A new study has found that football referees don’t suffer as much criticism as they believe.

Lack of respect for referees may usher in major changes to football

How football is played and governed in England could be on the brink of a major shift, due to an appalling lack of respect shown to referees. New research by Dr Tom Webb at the University of Portsmouth found referees at all levels are routinely subjected to verbal and physical abuse

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University wins major teaching contract to train military Service Leavers

The University of Portsmouth has won a major national contract to train armed forces personnel to work as further education teachers and trainers. The Further Forces programme is a scheme to retrain military Service Leavers to teach science, engineering and technology.

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Improving the employment rates of women through digital technology

The University of Portsmouth is leading a new multi-million euro project to improve the employment rates of women from disadvantaged backgrounds by boosting their digital skills and knowledge. The project will tackle the digital skills shortage that currently exists in the UK and France.

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Cosmologists produce new maps of dark matter dynamics

New maps of dark matter dynamics in the Universe have been produced by a team of international cosmologists. Using advanced computer modelling techniques, the research team has translated the distribution of galaxies into detailed maps of matter streams and velocities for the first time.

“The bubbles in the bath are like groups of people", said Dr Burridge

Physics of bubbles could explain language patterns

Language patterns could be predicted by simple laws of physics, a new study has found. Dr James Burridge has published a theory using ideas from physics to predict where and how dialects occur.


Could sharks help save shipping industry millions?

Whales, sharks, butterflies and lotus leaves might together hold the secret to saving the shipping industry millions and help save the planet, according to a marine biologist at the University of Portsmouth, UK.


Hampshire pupil wins top science award

An A-level student who worked out a novel way of tagging sea urchins while on placement at the University of Portsmouth has been named Young Scientist of the Year at a regional science and engineering fair.

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Student’s teddy bear animation highlights plight of refugees

An animated film that has teddy bears as refugees has won an award from a refugee charity. They selected the film because it is told from a child’s perspective and conveys a a great deal of emotion.

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Games accreditation scheme wins global business award

A scheme that accredits the best university games courses, created by lecturer Dr Mark Eyles, has won the Outstanding Product/Service category at the 2017 Global Business Excellence Awards.

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