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Former Pompey Footballer and Alumnus to speak at University

The Students’ Union will host a presentation from Vincent Pericard, former Premier League footballer for Portsmouth FC.

The presentation will delve into his experiences at University, barriers that BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) students face at University and their wellbeing. Vincent will also be interviewed by Rama Hilouneh, the Students’ Union Vice President for Education and Democracy, with the opportunity for the audience to ask questions. We will also hear about his journey to success in sport.

Date: Tuesday 26 November

Time: Doors open 6.30pm, presentation 7.00pm-8.00pm

Location: Third Space, University of Portsmouth Students’ Union

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About Vincent

Vincent is a former professional football player who has played at the highest level of the game including UEFA Champions League with Juventus and the Premier League with Portsmouth FC and Stoke City.

He studied Business Management and Entrepreneurship at the University, graduating with First Class Honours in 2017 before studying an MSc in Accounting and Finance. He also was a Student Ambassador during his time here, assisting the Recruitment and Outreach team to inform young people about Higher Education.

Vincent is also the co-founder of the start-up ‘WhatsUp?’ app, a digital platform to help organisations to better support people with mental health and wellbeing needs and which the University encourages students to use in order to provide emotional health support.

Vincent is Chairman of the Professional Players Guidance Group, Kick It Out- football’s equality and inclusion campaign to challenge discrimination and encourage inclusive practices within the sport.

You can hear more about Vincent’s student experience by booking on to the event on Tuesday.

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  1. I would like to have been able to attend this as I liked Vincent a lot as a player and have seen him around the University, but sadly it clashes with a Pompey home game!

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