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Science on tap April 4: World-class researchers from the University of Portsmouth will be giving talks in city pubs from May 23 to 25 as part of the national Pint of Science initiative. Three Southsea venues - The Loft (at The Kings), The Fat Fox and The Barley Mow - will each host two science and technology talks each night for three nights, with subjects ranging from the biggest structures in the universe to Chernobyl wildlife and progress in cancer research. For tickets and more information click here.
Fairer business April 4: Portsmouth Business School is hosting this year's Responsible Business Week conference on April 21, from 5pm-8.30pm, focusing on how to create a fairer, sustainable future for business and for society. Speakers include former MP Tom Levitt, and representatives from Fujitsu, Wiggle and a local NHS trust. The event is free and is organised by Business in the Community. To find out more, visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/responsible-business-a-better-future-tickets-21059067237
Students impress employers March 2: More than 200 students and 15 companies attended the Technology Faculty’s recent industrial placement recruitment fair. Employers said they were impressed with the calibre of students, with some telling staff they had dropped competitor universities from their recruitment round, such is the high regard they hold for Portsmouth students. The fair was open to those seeking year-long placements in industry as part of their sandwich degree courses. Five won £10 Amazon vouchers.