The research findings appear to suggest dogs are sensitive to humans’ attention and that expressions are attempts to communicate

Dogs are more expressive when someone is looking

Dogs produce more facial expressions when humans are looking at them, according to new research from the University of Portsmouth. Scientists at the University’s Dog Cognition Centre are the first to find clear…


How Frida Kahlo became a trinket for a Conservative leader

Deborah Shaw, University of Portsmouth Theresa May’s party leader speech at the Conservative conference on October 4 was noteworthy for all the wrong reasons. As Kenzie Bryant noted in Vanity Fair, it became…

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2017

October is national breast cancer awareness month The Facts Around 55, 000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year, but survival rates are improving, probably due to more targeted treatments, earlier…

Lead researcher Michelle Lampe works with a wolf, as reported in Scientific Reports CREDIT: Felicity Robinson, Wolf Science Center

Wolves understand cause and effect better than dogs

Domestic dogs may have lost some of their innate animal skill when they came in from the wild, according to new research conducted at the Wolf Science Center in Austria. In a study…

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Staff Email Policy

This is the annual reminder to all staff to familiarise yourselves with the latest version of the Staff Email Policy, which sets out the conditions under which the University’s email system – Google…

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Discounted match tickets for PFC’s home games

For the 2017/18 season University of Portsmouth students and staff can now save on match tickets when attending Portsmouth Football Club’s League One home games at Fratton Park. The University of Portsmouth Purple…


UoP welcomes overseas students

Orientation week will introduce new students to Portsmouth and to the University before they start classes.


Roadworks on junction of Winston Churchill Avenue and King Richard Road

Work will commence on 7 September and complete by early October

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Criminology student wins national honour

An inspirational role model who has helped transform the lives of vulnerable young people for the past 18 years has been recognised with a national honour.

Holiday stress

Why holidays can make you sick – examining pre-holiday stress

With summer underway and school holidays around the corner, a Portsmouth academic is researching why people get stressed before they go on holiday.

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