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May 17, 2019 · 0 Comments · Press Office

UK-first report features Portsmouth’s Sport and Exercise Science contribution to society

The University of Portsmouth features in the first report measuring the contribution Sport and Exercise Science (SES) makes to the UK. The ‘Sport and Exercise Education: Impact on the UK Economy’ report, produced…

July 19, 2018 · 0 Comments · Press Office

Become a seaside scientist by joining the Big Microplastic Survey

School groups, community organisations and beach lovers everywhere can combine seaside visits with a spot of scientific research by taking part in a new microplastic citizen science project. A University of Portsmouth researcher…

June 27, 2018 · 0 Comments · Press Office

New ‘promiscuous’ enzyme helps turn plant waste into sustainable products

A new family of enzymes has been discovered which paves the way to convert plant waste into sustainable and high-value products such as nylon, plastics, chemicals, and fuels. The discovery was led by…

June 22, 2018 · 0 Comments · Press Office

Einstein proved right in another galaxy

An international team of astronomers have made the most precise test of gravity outside our own solar system. By combining data taken with NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the European Southern Observatory’s Very…

June 20, 2018 · 0 Comments · Press Office

Helping visually impaired children to ‘feel’ the Universe

A University of Portsmouth project is helping blind and visually impaired children to ‘feel’ the Universe. The Tactile Universe has been developed by the University’s Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation to engage the blind and…

June 11, 2018 · 1 Comments · Press Office

Something in the way she moves

How a woman moves is at least as important as her body shape in terms of whether others find her attractive, according to new research. The study by University of Portsmouth evolutionary psychologist…

February 9, 2018 · 0 Comments · Press Office

Film accepted for the Short Film Corner in Cannes

A short film developed as part of a novel experiment in film education will be shown at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in the summer. The film has been accepted for the 2018…

November 7, 2017 · 29 Comments · Press Office

Man’s earliest ancestors discovered in southern England

Fossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind have been discovered on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset. The two teeth are from small, rat-like creatures that lived 145 million years ago in the shadow of the dinosaurs. They are the earliest undisputed fossils of mammals belonging to the line that led to human beings.

September 15, 2017 · 0 Comments · Press Office

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…

August 28, 2017 · 3 Comments · Press Office

80 year olds as street-savvy as 18 year olds

Our gut instinct about whether a stranger poses a threat is as good when we’re 80 as when we’re 18, according to new research. Older people are as good as young adults at…

June 22, 2017 · 0 Comments · Press Office

Gold rating for teaching excellence at the University of Portsmouth

We are one of only four universities in the South East region to be rated gold, along with the Universities of Kent, Oxford and Surrey.

June 7, 2017 · 0 Comments · Press Office

Are only one in eight counter-terrorism referrals to Prevent made by Muslims?

Sameera M. Khalfey, University of Portsmouth                       We need to get the Muslim community itself to sign up to the Prevent programme. Only…

May 30, 2017 · 3 Comments · Press Office

Help identify lost men at sea

              Can you help identify the men who died in the Battle of Jutland, the largest naval engagement of World War One? Researchers at the University of…

March 30, 2017 · 1 Comments · Press Office

The dark side of sport: Elite athletes as likely to suffer from depression as inactive people

At an elite level, athletes are just as likely to suffer from depression as people who don’t do any sport

March 15, 2017 · 0 Comments · Press Office

Sandi Toksvig hosts her last Chancellor’s Dinner

Over 350 students, alumni and city guests attended the last University of Portsmouth dinner to be hosted by Chancellor Sandi Toksvig on Friday night at the city’s Guildhall.

January 16, 2017 · 0 Comments · Press Office

Portsmouth scholars selected for Team GB

Two University of Portsmouth sportsmen have been selected for Great Britain to take part in the 2017 World University Winter Games in Kazakhstan. Laurence Willows, a member of the England ski cross team,…

November 9, 2016 · 0 Comments · Press Office

Young filmmaker strikes right chord

Oliver Moore, a film production student who made a fan video in tribute to a band he’s followed since he was a teenager, was amazed when they adopted it as their official video.

October 28, 2016 · 1 Comments · Press Office

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…

October 18, 2016 · 0 Comments · Press Office

Humble bait worm worth billions

The humble bait worm wriggling on the hook at the end of an angler’s line may be considered a low-value resource.

September 13, 2016 · 5 Comments · Press Office

New study finds link between walk and aggression

The way people walk can give clues to how aggressive they are, a new exploratory study from the University of Portsmouth has found.

June 4, 2016 · 0 Comments · Press Office

Local schoolchildren make live TV

Local 10-year-olds have been busy working in front of the camera and behind the scenes to make live TV shows at the University of Portsmouth, which will be broadcast at a special screening…

April 27, 2016 · 0 Comments · Press Office

Portsmouth joins survey to create ‘movie of the sky’

The University of Portsmouth has become one of the latest supporters of a new telescope which is being built to produce movies of the sky. The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will produce…

April 5, 2016 · 0 Comments · Press Office

New advice for children to avoid abduction

Children who say no, run away or call for help are more likely to avoid being abducted by strangers than those who lash out, a new study from the University of Portsmouth has…

March 7, 2016 · 0 Comments · Press Office

Hope, humility and humour triumph for Beirut hostage

The University’s third annual Chancellor’s dinner took place last Friday and was a resounding success. John McCarthy, the former journalist and Beirut hostage, held the audience enthralled as he spoke of his time in captivity.

January 20, 2016 · 1 Comments · Press Office

‘Dragon thief’ dinosaur named

The skeleton of the earliest Jurassic dinosaur ever found has been named Dracoraptor, meaning dragon thief, in a paper published today. The dinosaur has been described by University of Portsmouth palaeontologists Dr Dave…

January 20, 2016 · 0 Comments · Press Office

Breasts might be putting girls off sport

About half of all girls at UK secondary schools might be avoiding sport because of embarrassment or pain caused by their breasts, according to new research. The study also found that very few…

December 10, 2015 · 0 Comments · Press Office

Student volunteers help feed the 5,000

Student volunteers helped turn unwanted supermarket food into free hot meals for thousands of Portsmouth residents. The Feeding the 5,000 event, organised by Portsmouth Food Partnership, saw about 15 students join a huge…

November 26, 2015 · 0 Comments · Press Office

Good luck, bonne chance, boa sorte Tim Peake!

Counting down to Tim’s big trip. Tim Peake, astronaut and University of Portsmouth Alumnus, blasts off into space on 15 December. Watch the video of staff wishing him good luck in 15 languages.

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