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June 2015

University Committee minutes: University Library

From 10 June 2015 meeting.

Notes from University Executive Board

From 1 June meeting.

Children design bags for international science conference

Local school children have painted pictures of humans in extreme environments on to cotton bags for a University of Portsmouth conference next week. Children from Alverstoke, Purbrook and St John’s Junior Schools, were…

National numeracy challenge pilot – July drop-in session

Check up on your everyday numeracy skills by taking the online National Numeracy Challenge at your desk or at a drop-in session.

Disgust dampens women’s sexual arousal more than fear

Being disgusted is a bigger passion killer for women than fear, according to new research. The University of Portsmouth study is the first to compare how sexually aroused women are after being exposed…

Annual Sports Day 2015

On Friday 19 June an excited crowd of 200 participants, both veterans and novice staff athletes, gathered for a fine day at the 8th Annual Staff Sports Day at Ravelin Park.

Honorary graduates 2015 announced

An inspirational female entrepreneur, a successful businessman and a Portsmouth-based physicist are among those who will be receiving honorary degrees from the University of Portsmouth this year. A human rights lawyer who has…

Portsmouth alumnus is new Professor of Poetry

The University’s most famous literary alumnus, the poet Simon Armitage, has been appointed Oxford’s new Professor of Poetry. Simon Armitage studied Geography at the University in the early 1980s and went on to…

University of Portsmouth Fellowships well above sector average

The University is pleased to announce that we are currently well above the sector average for the number of staff with Higher Education Academy (HEA) professional accreditation. As high as 62 per cent…

Students clean up in national competition

Portsmouth first year marketing students who worked through a few nights to enter a national competition have won first prize. The team of five students at Portsmouth Business School’s marketing and sales department…

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