Love of learning: The University Library extension opened by PD James

PD James: A literary beacon

The crime author PD James, who died today at the age of 94, was an important figure to the University of Portsmouth. She was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters in 1999 in…

Local people get creative at city’s first hackpompey event
CREDIT:  Leong Chye Tan, University of Portsmouth's Photography Society

Playing with ideas to change our world

Nearly 40 Portsmouth people turned up to the city’s first hackpompey event designed to make it easier to create and try out new and exciting ideas using computing. From the madcap to the…


Teacher training places double at Portsmouth

Teacher training places at the University of Portsmouth have more than doubled, bucking the national trend of places being in decline. The University offers two routes to becoming a qualified secondary school teacher…

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Creative lecturer wins Woman of the Year award

A senior creative lecturer from the University of Portsmouth has won a Woman of the Year Award at a ceremony organised by local newspaper The News. Claire Sambrook won the Woman in the…

Exploring the role that homosexual behaviour may have played in evolution: Dr Diana Fleischman

Homosexuality may help us bond

Homosexual behaviour may have evolved to promote social bonding in humans, according to new research. The results of a preliminary study provide the first evidence that our need to bond with others increases…

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Fraud costs food sector £11bn a year

UK listed food and drinks companies could be losing more than £11.2bn a year to fraud and error, equivalent to more than 85 per cent of their total profits, according to a new…


Catch the Safety Express

Bikini-clad women and leaping tigers are some of the unusual images featured in railway safety campaigns from the last 100 years, which are now on display in a National Railway Museum online exhibition….

Zoe Saynor headshot

Lecturer joins victorious England squad

A lecturer at the University of Portsmouth has been named as a member of the England Women’s Rugby Elite Squad. Zoe Saynor, who joined the Department of Sport and Exercise Science this year,…


The art of self-publishing

If you’re an author or a poet and have considered self-publishing then the University of Portsmouth is hosting an event for you. Three leading voices in the publishing world will talk about the…

The University's Vice-Chancellor surrounded by graduands at the Shanghai ceremony

China students celebrate graduation

Students from China who attended the University of Portsmouth have been celebrating their graduation success in a ceremony in Shanghai. The event, which attracted over 60 graduates who had completed their degrees in…

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