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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…

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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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…

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…

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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…

The Force is strong at Comic Con 2019

The University of Portsmouth will be showcasing its research in popular culture, robots and state-of-the-art technology at this year’s Portsmouth Comic Con, returning for the second time to Portsmouth Guildhall. Falling on Star…

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Portsmouth professor returns to star in new series of A House Through Time

Professor Deborah Sugg Ryan is to star in the second series of the popular BBC factual series A House Through Time. The four-part documentary, which returns to our screens on Monday 8 April at…

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Portsmouth academic named as Curator at the world’s most prestigious architecture exhibition

The Italian Government has appointed Dr Alessandro Melis as the Curator of the Italian Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia – in Venice in 2020. The Minister…

Thai cave rescuer Jason Mallinson to tell his amazing story

The University of Portsmouth is hosting an evening with Pride of Britain winner, Thai cave rescue diver and former student Jason Mallinson next week. Following the daring rescue of the 12 boys trapped…

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