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July 2017

Return of ‘The L Word’: representing lesbian desire on screen in a new era

Deborah Shaw, University of Portsmouth LGBT social media networks were recently buzzing with news that a reboot of The L Word, the lesbian drama that ran for six series between 2004-09, is in…

PBS Faculty changes its name

From 1 August, Portsmouth Business School will be called the Faculty of Business and Law

2017-18 Sabbatical Officers

The Sabbs took office on 1 July and were elected to lead the Union and represent the needs and interests of students.

Citizen science volunteers driven by desire to learn

People who give up their time for online volunteering are mainly motivated by a desire to learn, a new study has found. The research surveyed volunteers on ‘citizen science’ projects and suggests that this type of volunteering could be used to increase general knowledge of science within society.

GTC members vote to become the Guild of Television Camera Professionals

The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries‘ Ben Thompson recently attended the GTC‘s EGM on 18th July 2017 with the proposal to change the full name of the GTC to the Guild of Television Camera Professionals.

MA Photography student interviewed on Bulgarian National Television

MA Photography student Krasimira Butseva recently appeared on Bulgarian National Television discussing her work, exhibitions and awards. She was invited to their studio in Sofia.

Change of Travel Insurance Providers

From 1 August 2017, the University will be changing its travel insurers from AIG to Royal and Sun Alliance (RSA). This affects ALL staff and students currently overseas, or intending to travel overseas, on University activities.

Committee Minutes and Dates for next year

The calendar of meeting dates for 2017/18, and draft minutes of recent Academic Council and Academic Committee meetings, are available on the Academic Committees intranet pages.

Architecture students scoop multiple prizes

Four students from the School of Architecture have been awarded prizes for their work by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Lack of respect for referees may usher in major changes to football

How football is played and governed in England could be on the brink of a major shift, due to an appalling lack of respect shown to referees. New research by Dr Tom Webb at the University of Portsmouth found referees at all levels are routinely subjected to verbal and physical abuse

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