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December 2018

Heart patients need kindness as much as medical intervention

Heart attack patients can suffer substantial emotional trauma once the medics have finished making their bodies better, according to new research. The emotional whiplash can range from phobia about moving in case their…

University students help boost reading in local schools

School children have been awarded certificates for improving their confidence in reading after completing an intense support programme run by the University of Portsmouth.

University comes together to donate for The LifeHouse charity

Throughout December, University staff donated hundreds of items for local charity – The LifeHouse as part of ‘The Reverse Advent Calendar Challenge’.

Health and Safety Office moving to Corporate Governance

The University’s Health and Safety Office will transfer from Human Resources to Corporate Governance in the new year.

University Bus to return in January

The University Bus will recommence on 7 January, continuing on the timetable used in the autumn term.  

Estates and Campus Services Update – December

Improving the way we support our students in halls, making the most of our facilities for the local community and beyond, and preparing you for what to do if it snows. Find out more all in this edition of the Estates and Campus Services update.

Philippines’ brutal president must be condemned, but West guilty of double standards

Tom Sykes, University of Portsmouth Not since the grim Marcos era have Western commentators been so interested in the Philippines. Their focus is the country’s brutal and boorish president, Rodrigo Duterte, whose gruesome…

Spectacular flying reptiles soared over Britain’s tropical Jurassic past

Spectacular flying reptiles armed with long teeth and claws which once dominated the skies have been rediscovered, thanks a palaeontology student’s PhD research. Dr Michael O’Sullivan, at the University of Portsmouth, has uncovered…

2019 Staff vs Students Charity Football Match – Staff Applications Open

Staff are invited to register their interest in being part of the 4th Annual Staff vs Students charity football match, taking place on the hallowed turf of Fratton Park in May 2019.

Portsmouth sports scholar in America’s Cup squad

A University of Portsmouth sports scholar, sailor Oli Greber, has been selected out of more than 100 triallists for a place with the British team for the next UK America’s Cup. Oli, 23,…

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