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Researchers support film June 17:
Researchers from the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, Dr Diana Bretherick, Dr Paul Smith and Dr Claire Noble, are helping artist Jordan Baseman gain a deeper understanding of crime to inform his film ‘True Crime’. The researchers are providing their experience and contacts with offenders, victims and the police. Students from the Creative and Cultural Industries faculty are also involved with the film’s recording. The film will air in the Omega Centre in the autumn as part of Art South.
Lecturer is Sky Arts finalist June 7: Dr Trudy Barber from the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries is one of 84 finalists selected from 2,000 entrants for the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Competition. The finalists are to take part in a competition that will be filmed and broadcast on the Sky Arts channel in the autumn. The winner will have their work displayed in the National Portrait Gallery and receive a £10,000 commission to produce a portrait of award-winning author Hilary Mantel, to be displayed in the British Library.
Golden opportunity June 4: The 50th professional doctoral student has graduated from the University of Portsmouth, marking a continued commitment to being a leading university in training senior health and social science professionals. Graham Mills, who manages the programme in the University’s School of Health Sciences and Social Work, said: “It has been a great privilege to have been able to look after the programme for so many years and see it grow from strength to strength to become one of the biggest professional doctoral courses in the country.”