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‘Mean blind spot’ leaves organisations vulnerable to cyber attack

New research has identified a ‘mean blind spot’, which leaves organisations vulnerable to cyber attack.

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University wins funding to tackle sexual harassment

The University of Portsmouth is to share in £2.45 million funding from HEFCE to address concerns about sexual violence and harassment on university and college campuses. The grants, from HEFCE’s Catalyst Fund, were…

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Londoners among most likely to feel ground move beneath feet

London tops the table of 52 European cities for the number of people exposed to possible ground instability, according to a new study. The research, from an earth scientist at the University of…

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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