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Crime fighting just got easier as burglars reveal all

The expertise of experienced burglars puts them streets ahead of householders, and even well ahead of other criminals, according to a new study. The results could lead to a step-change in how we…

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…

Broadcasting graduate on Bafta award winning team

A Portsmouth graduate has won a Bafta for a short documentary, against stiff competition from a raft of documentaries made by the BBC.

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…

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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Portsmouth alumnus named as UK’s new Poet Laureate

Portsmouth alumnus Simon Armitage has been approved by Her Majesty The Queen to be the country’s new Poet Laureate for the next 10 years. Armitage studied Geography at Portsmouth in the early 1980s…

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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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