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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…

Donkeys prefer sun, while horses don’t mind the rain

Donkeys are most at home on bright, warm days and tend to run for cover in Britain’s cold, wet weather, according to new research. The first study to examine donkey’s ability to endure…

Pint of Science Portsmouth brings scientists down their local to answer the biggest question “What Next?”

Researchers from the University of Portsmouth will take to the stage in pubs across the city for the world’s largest festival of public science talks, which takes place from 20 to 22 May….

The real cost of a bad hire: Recruitment fraud costs UK £24 billion

Recruitment fraud is costing UK organisations £23.9 billion a year according to new research from national audit, tax, advisory and risk firm, Crowe UK, in conjunction with the University of Portsmouth’s Centre for…

Power to the people: How everyday acts of defiance can shape and change markets

Subtle, hidden and everyday acts of resistance and defiance by people with limited resources could have an impact on markets in societies where state and religion is all-powerful. These are the key findings…

Portsmouth academic is Editor-in-Chief of new BMJ health informatics journal

Dr Philip Scott from the University of Portsmouth is Editor-in-Chief of BMJ Health & Care Informatics, a new publication that will help to improve digital health and care. Healthcare knowledge provider BMJ has…

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Student project supports people with mental health issues to move into employment

A project to develop a community cafe to support the training and development for people with mental health issues has won top prize at the University of Portsmouth’s Business Consultancy Project Awards event….

Exceptional contributions by University students and staff recognised at Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence

Students and staff who have made exceptional contributions to the University and the community were recognised at the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence, with 12 awards and 10 commendations awarded.

Research helps people on autism spectrum find meaningful work

Autism research has been used to set up the first free employment profiling service to help more people on the autistic spectrum find meaningful work. The employment profiling services aim to help employers…

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Pirate puppets entertain schoolchildren

Second year BA (Hons) Drama and Performance and BA (Hons) Musical Theatre students entertained local schoolchildren with giant puppets and a Victorian puppet theatre at the opening of the Horrible Histories exhibit at…

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