3.	Senegal ties: Jana Konig on placement in Senegal, where she later returned to work afte r graduating from the University of Portsmouth

Building bridges between the UK and Senegal

A close friendship between two universities – one in Portsmouth, and the other in Senegal, Africa – is celebrating the 30th anniversary of changing lives in both countries. The University of Portsmouth and…

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Budding astronomers explore wonders of Universe

Astronomers of all ages explored the wonders of the Universe thanks to a Stargazing event in Portsmouth on Tuesday night.

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Cosmetics adverts tell women they’re inadequate

Advertisements for make-up encourage women to see themselves as flawed and needing to be fixed, according to a linguist at the University of Portsmouth.


New overseas partnerships cemented

The University’s vision for creating a network of strategic global partnerships is making headway thanks to a new overseas collaboration.

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Justice system deals with fewer than two per cent of detected fraudsters

Fewer than two per cent of people who are caught committing fraud are dealt with by the criminal justice system, according to a new study from the University of Portsmouth.


Fashion intern’s work on high street

A Portsmouth fashion student who did a placement with major high street retailer FatFace was over the moon to see her design in shop windows a year later. Lauren Chivers, 21, of Portsmouth,…

British Astronaut Tim Peake pictured with Jude Young from Clifton College in Bristol during the UK Space Agency Schools Conference hosted by the University of Portsmouth at the Guildhall. Jude is holding an AstroPi computer which he programmed and was used as an mp3 player during Peake's six months aboard the International Space Station.
The conference celebrated the work of over a million UK school students inspired by Peake's Principia mission, which saw the flight dynamics and evaluation graduate spend more than six months on board the International Space Station.
Youngsters had the chance to present their work through talks and exhibitions to experts from the UK Space Agency, European Space Agency (ESA), partner organisations and the space sector. Most also had the chance to meet Tim.
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Astronaut enchants children with stories from space

About 500 children heard first-hand about the magic of space today when British astronaut Tim Peake spoke at a schools event hosted by the University of Portsmouth. Nothing compared, he said, to the…

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One in ten burglary victims moves house

Tune in above to watch Dr Nee’s interview on the Discovery Channel.  Being a victim of burglary has such a profound effect on some, that more than a million in the UK moved…

Brain cancer expert Professor Geoff Pilkington

Old drug could provide cancer breakthrough

Geoff Pilkington, University of Portsmouth In 1998, I received an intriguing handwritten note. It came from David Wilkie, emeritus professor at University College London, and asked if I thought the antidepressant drug clomipramine…

Opportunity: More than 2,000 students attended this week’s Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair

Recruitment fair a big success

More than 2,000 students at all stages of their studies and from across all five faculties at the University of Portsmouth attended this year’s Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair in the city’s Guildhall….

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