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New outreach network January 8: The University of Portsmouth has won funding to join a national network which will help more young people access higher education. The National Networks for Collaborative Outreach (NNCO) is a new £22 million scheme involving over 200 higher education institutions and reaching 4,300 secondary schools and colleges. The scheme will deliver a nationally co-ordinated approach to working with schools, universities and colleges to help people access higher education. Portsmouth will be part of the Southern Universities Network covering Hampshire and Dorset.
Excellent student satisfaction December 19: The University of Portsmouth is one of only 13 universities in the UK to be recognised for its international student satisfaction. Portsmouth received an ‘Excellent International Student Satisfaction’ award from StudyPortals, an international study choice platform. The awards are based on thousands of reviews and opinions from international students in Europe.
Economist wins award December 10: Economist Dr Gianpiero Torrisi has won the 2014 Routledge RSA Award for Early Career Excellence for making an "original and outstanding contribution to the field of regional studies". Dr Torrisi was awarded £500 and other benefits by the Regional Studies Association Award Committee.