December 2011

Travelling overseas on University business: Emergency assistance

For emergency situations while travelling overseas on University business (between Friday 23 December 2011 and Monday 2 January 2012), please call: 24-hour emergency assistance number: +44 (0) 20 7173 7797

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Update on pension situation: Planned contribution rates from April 2012

The government has now announced the planned contribution rates from April 2012 for the NHS and Teachers’ Pension Schemes. You can find full information at www.port.ac.uk/departments/services/humanresources/pensions/updateonpensions.

University Committee minutes: University Library

In an effort to ensure all staff are aware and informed of the action of our University committees, please note that the following are now available: • Draft minutes of the University Library…

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The psychology of survival in the Antarctic

A team of British service personnel who are spending two months in Antarctica are having their psychological state-of-mind monitored by sports psychologists. The team from the University of Portsmouth are examining the coping…

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University Committee minutes: Quality Assurance Committee

In an effort to ensure all staff are aware and informed of the action of our University committees, please note that the following are available: Minutes of the University Quality Assurance Committee held…

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University Committee minutes: Learning and Teaching Committee

In an effort to ensure all staff are aware and informed of the action of our University committees, please note that the following are available: Minutes of the University Learning and Teaching Committee…

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Christmas 2012: Early closures to some services

Some services will be closing early for the 2011 Christmas period: University Cash Desk Opening hours are: Monday 19 December:  10.00am to 2.00pm Tuesday 20 December:  Cash Desk closed – System Recovery Testing…

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Tuesday security tip: Tailgating

In security, tailgating (also known as piggybacking) describes someone tagging along with another person who is authorised to gain entry into a restricted area or pass a certain checkpoint. Where swipe-card or proximity-sensor…

Green Portsmouth tree

Green Portsmouth: Lights off time

Let’s take an easy step to help the University reduce carbon emissions: It’s lights off time: cleaners and caretakers have been instructed to turn off lights as they go about their duties. Please…

Dr Lorenzo Stafford

Alcohol tastes sweeter in noisy environments

People find alcohol sweeter in noisy environments, which might drown out our ability to judge how much we’re drinking, according to new research. The research, conducted by Dr Lorenzo Stafford, a psychologist from…

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