Political correspondent Piet van Niekerk meeting the late President Nelson Mandela in the early days of South Africa’s democracy

Silenced by tyranny of apartheid

How South Africa’s journalists dodged bullets and the threat of closure of media outlets during apartheid and how media changed afterwards is the subject of a public lecture at the University of Portsmouth….


Male suicide on rise as result of austerity

Young males between the ages of 10 and 24 have committed suicide in growing numbers as a direct result of austerity measures brought in across Europe following the 2009 recession. According to new…

Thriving: A wolf in the exclusion zone at Chernobyl, site of the world's worst nuclear disaster. Credit Valeriy Yurko

Wildlife abundant at Chernobyl

Humans are worse for wildlife than nuclear disaster, according to the first long-term study at Chernobyl, site of the world’s worst nuclear accident, which found wildlife was thriving. The results pose profound questions…

Professor Thomas Docherty

How culture plays vital role

How culture informs and influences democracy is the subject of a free public lecture at the University of Portsmouth next Wednesday.


Launched: national centre for security threat research

The Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST) brings together world leading researchers at the universities of Birmingham, Cranfield, Lancaster, Portsmouth and the West of England to deliver a national hub for independent research, training and knowledge synthesis.

University of Portsmouth graduate Anastasia Finch, centre, with fellow volunteers in Sri Lanka.

Students help psychiatric patients in Sri Lanka

Two Portsmouth psychology students travelled almost 3,500 miles to provide care for mental health patients in Sri Lanka. Anastasia Finch and Matthew Siu Chang worked for five weeks in psychiatric hospitals in the…

CAPTION: Westover Primary School pupils using their Google Chromebooks.

University gives schools digital leg-up

The University’s IT team joined forces with Portsmouth City Council to provide two primary schools with easy-to-use devices, software and improved Wi-Fi for the duration of the pilot scheme.

Best of the best: Danielle Hayter

Portsmouth’s crème de la creme

Two recent graduates have won highly competitive national prizes for their in-depth understanding of modern France.


What students learn to be revealed

The University of Portsmouth has won a major grant to study how university students’ beliefs about themselves, their ability to learn and their employment prospects develop over the course of their degree. The…

Limnoria – the wood-eating gribble

Learn about the gribble at free lecture

A free public lecture about how tiny marine wood-boring creatures can benefit humankind is taking place at the University of Portsmouth this week. Professor of marine biology, Simon Cragg, will discuss how creatures…

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