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Graduation 2012

Congratulations to all University of Portsmouth graduands: Well done, once again! Now have a great time with family and friends at your graduation ceremony

Dr Craig Storey

Minerals hold key to unlocking Earth’s past

Scientists at the University of Portsmouth have won a £400,000 grant to try and find out when Earth’s surface started moving. Many scientists believe the way that the Earth’s crust is moving and…

Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen

First major alumni event draws capacity crowd

More than 200 former students from the University of Portsmouth attended the first formal alumni event at the House of Lords in London last night. Graduates of every discipline signed up to attend…

'Supercarrier on ocean' by Ben Smallwood (composite with MOD)

New Navy deal with university uses student expertise

Computer game simulators will be used to train Royal Navy personnel thanks to support from students at the University of Portsmouth. Computer games and animation students are reproducing 3-D models of military hardware,…

Professor Lorraine Farrelly

Design in the city – inaugural architecture lecture

A public lecture about the University’s influence on the region’s architecture is taking place on Wednesday 19 October. Professor Lorraine Farrelly will talk about how the University’s School of Architecture has had an…

China alumni, Professor John Craven and Joe Docherty

First major alumni event in China

The first major alumni event in China for former students of the University of Portsmouth was held in Beijing on Friday. Forty former students attended a celebration dinner hosted by Vice-Chancellor Professor John…

The Judge and magistrates take notes. From L-R: Donna Jones, James Kirby and Nancy North

Bail hearing teaches pupils about human rights

Local sixth form students observed a bail hearing staged in the University of Portsmouth’s mock courtroom yesterday to learn about human rights. The event was organised by the School of Law to give…

(l-r): International officer Saf Jeevanjee, Leonora Hristova, Rebecca Bunting, Lyubomir Kyuchukov, Charlotte Ayres-Hill, out-going student society president Petar Vuchev, and Zdravko Isaev

Bulgarian ambassador visits University

An enterprising student at the University of Portsmouth secured a visit to the city by the Bulgarian ambassador during European Local Democracy Week. The ambassador was invited to take part in Portsmouth’s celebration…

It’s all in the mind – how an athlete wins head-to-head competition

We’ve all seen the moment an athlete pushes themselves at the last second to try and win a head-to-head race, and now a sports scientist has discovered how they do that. Dr Jo…

Professor Bob Nichol

University scientists on-board with new space mission

University of Portsmouth cosmologists are celebrating as a major new space mission to investigate dark matter and dark energy has been given the green light. ‘Euclid’ will see the launch of a satellite…

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