Mental health of elite athletes examined

A University of Portsmouth expert has lent his expertise to the International Olympic Committee’s consensus statement on mental health in athletes published today. Dr Paul Gorczynski, of the Department of Sport and Exercise…

‘Brand Me’ presentations increase students’ confidence and enhance their employability

The University of Portsmouth is helping its students build a strong personal brand to increase their confidence and enhance their employability. Today’s graduates may no longer have one job for life and instead could have a…

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University signs up for Solent East Careers Hub

The University of Portsmouth and Airbus have partnered with the Careers & Enterprise Company and Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to help young people to prepare for the fast-changing world of work. By…

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UK-first report features Portsmouth’s Sport and Exercise Science contribution to society

The University of Portsmouth features in the first report measuring the contribution Sport and Exercise Science (SES) makes to the UK. The ‘Sport and Exercise Education: Impact on the UK Economy’ report, produced…

Cyber attacks are rewriting the ‘rules’ of modern warfare – and we aren’t prepared for the consequences

Structuresxx/Shutterstock Vasileios Karagiannopoulos, University of Portsmouth and Mark Leiser, Leiden University Governments are becoming ever more reliant on digital technology, making them more vulnerable to cyber attacks. In 2007, Estonia was attacked by…

World’s largest disaster simulation exercise takes place in Hampshire

More than 2,000 people and 40 local, national and international emergency response organisations, will be taking part in the world’s largest annual international disaster simulation exercise this week. SIMEX is run by the…

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Brexit: common ground between Leave and Remain activists that could help bridge divided Britain

Nora Siklodi, University of Portsmouth The seemingly endless Brexit process has paved the way for division between Leave and Remain supporters to become the new norm in British society. Nonetheless, there are indications…

Coffee addicts really do wake up and smell the coffee

Regular coffee drinkers can sniff out even tiny amounts of coffee and are faster at recognising the aroma, compared to non-coffee drinkers, new research has found. Habitual coffee drinkers are not just more…

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The bird that came back from the dead

New research has shown that the last surviving flightless species of bird, a type of rail, in the Indian Ocean had previously gone extinct but rose from the dead thanks to a rare…

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Negative economic messaging impacting on suicide rates, says new research

Relentless negative reporting on economic downturns is impacting on people’s emotions and contributing to the suicide rate, according to new research. Carried out by Dr Adam Cox from the University of Portsmouth and…

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