March 2019

Fish fights: Britain has a long history of trading away access to coastal waters

Andy Forse, University of Portsmouth; Ben Drakeford, University of Portsmouth, and Jonathan Potts, University of Portsmouth The British boats were outnumbered by about eight to one by the French. Before long there were…

40 years in catering – Portsmouth to royal yacht parties and back again

Head of Catering Services Nick Leach has been made a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality in recognition of his 40 years working in the catering industry, including time arranging royal yacht parties and designing kitchens for the King of Spain.

Bigger venue for staff car parking event

The staff car parking event at 12.00pm on 27 March has been moved to a bigger venue, and a third car parking event has also been organised.

Have you ever thought about a career change in teaching?

Find out more at an Information Evening about how the University supports trainees to become outstanding teachers.

“Gender Equality – are we there yet?” – Booking now open

Booking is now open for “Gender Equality – are we there yet?”, a conference open to all staff, focusing on gender equality and diversity.  The conference will be held on Wednesday 15th May 2019, 1.00PM – 4.00PM and will be opened by the Vice-Chancellor, Graham Galbraith. This is the University’s seventh annual Athena SWAN conference.


The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries invites you to support the University of Portsmouth Show Choir Society in the Masters of Show Choir 2019.

Bee-Released Counselling wins Enterprise Showcase Startup of the Year

A counselling service with a difference, has won £4,000 of business support after being crowned Startup of the Year at the University of Portsmouth’s Enterprise Showcase. Founded by MSc Criminal Justice student Bianca…

World’s smallest bears’ facial expressions throw doubt on human superiority

The world’s smallest bears can exactly mimic another bear’s facial expressions, casting doubt on humans and other primates’ supremacy at this subtle form of communication. It is the first time such exact facial…

Elite footballers leaner, taller, faster than decades ago

New research has found the body shape of footballers has changed with players getting taller, lighter and faster compared to players from the past five decades. Muscles and power – epitomised by the…

Let us turn your wine into water at the Chaplaincy WaterAid tombola

Do you have any donations you could spare for the Chaplaincy’s Tombola to raise money for WaterAid?

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