Triple success for postgraduate graduate July 22:A University of Portsmouth student is the first to graduate three times with three different postgraduate qualifications. Heather Short crossed the stage at the Guildhall this week after completing a PhD on The Hidden World of e-learning in SMEs. She previously graduated from Portsmouth with an MBA in 2012 and a Diploma in Management in 1990. Heather said: “I feel very honoured to be the University’s first triple postgraduate alumna; it’s something I would never have even dreamed of when I graduated in 1990. I’ve enjoyed studying at Portsmouth and have met some brilliant people along the way. I feel very at home here and hope that my association with the University continues for a long while.”
Indian cricket writer gives free lecture June 22:A renowned sports journalist and author will discuss the world’s richest cricket body at a free public lecture at the University of Portsmouth this week. Professor Boria Majumdar, from the University of Central Lancashire, will speak about the Board of Control for Cricket in India, which is undergoing a fundamental transformation – forced upon it by the highest judiciary in India. The free lecture is on Friday 24 June from 6 – 7pm and will be followed by a drinks reception. Please book tickets via Eventbrite.
Research conference June 10: Portsmouth Business School will hold its 12th annual Research and Innovation Conference on Monday, June 13. The programme includes a keynote address by Professor Debi Saini, streamed sessions, lunch and a prize-giving. There will also be a panel discussion, Perspectives around Syria: Moralities in Conflict, led by Dr Peter Lee. To book a place for the day, or for individual sessions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.