Best intern of the year Duncan Pastoors

Portsmouth student best intern 2015

A second year student at the University of Portsmouth has won the national ‘Intern of the Year’ award. Duncan Pastoors, 24, who is studying BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing in the School…

Deputy International Director Cath Cole, back right, with alumni and staff from the University’s Shanghai and Beijing offices at the opening

University opens first office in Beijing

  The University of Portsmouth has opened its first office in China’s capital Beijing to help strengthen ties with its educational partners and win hearts and minds in neighbouring provinces. The Beijing office,…

Staff and students can now access Wi-Fi at many sites across the city

Free Wi-Fi at more than 70 sites

Staff and students can now get free superfast Wi-Fi at more than 70 public buildings in the Portsmouth area. The sites are all part of the My City Wi-Fi network, which allows anyone…

New Dean Professor Matthew Weait

University appoints new Dean

Our new dean for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor Matthew Weait, is currently Pro-Vice-Master (Academic and Community Partnerships) and Professor of Law and Policy at Birkbeck, University of London and has worked in higher education for almost 30 years.

Tetrapodophis amplectus with its prey, olindalacerta

Four-legged snake fossil found

An “absolutely exquisite” fossil of a snake that had four legs has been discovered by a team of scientists and may help show how snakes made the transition from lizards to serpents.

Dr Ben Littlefield from University of Reading at last year's festival. Credit: Dave Hughes

Science fun at jam-packed festival

Learn about tasty insects, intelligent primates, dinosaurs, comets, climate change and the Solar System at a jam-packed science festival of talks, exhibitions and entertainment this weekend. The three-day Winchester Science Festival, sponsored by…

Delivered: The team, all of whom graduated this week, are the first final year group to complete and publish a game

Game on for high-flying graduates

Games design students in Portsmouth have set the bar high for all those in the UK who dream of publishing their own computer games. City Block Cats, available on the Google Play Android…

Professor Jim Al-Khalili

Local science star receives honorary degree

A local professor who works hard to make science engaging and fun has been honoured by the University of Portsmouth. Professor Jim Al-Khalili OBE is a Southsea resident as well as a physicist,…

Triumph over adversity: Julia and Andrew DeCesare

Attack inspires woman to study

A woman who was inspired to study after seeing her husband beaten in a random and savage attack has graduated with a Master’s degree. Julia DeCesare, 39, of Cambridge, was awarded an MSc…

Stuart Isles

Honorary degree for former governor

The former Chairman of the Board of Governors at the University of Portsmouth has received an honorary degree. Stuart Iles was Chairman of the board from 2009 until 2014 overseeing the many changes…

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