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Twin sisters are first equal

Twin sisters Hannah and Emmal Safi graduated with first class honours degrees in applied physics from the University of Portsmouth yesterday. The women, who describe themselves as “studious, but definitely not boring” have…

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From nursery to boardroom in one leap

When he was six years old Emmanuel Merody tried renting out his Teddy bears to classmates. He didn’t make any money. At the age of nine, he fared a little better when he…

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Grant awarded to evaluate veteran support

The University of Portsmouth has been awarded a £130K grant to evaluate the impact of a support group for thousands of local veterans in the city. The research will assess the Veterans Outreach…

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Physics graduates shoot for the stars with PhD places

Two undergraduate students from the University of Portsmouth’s applied physics degree have been accepted on to PhD courses at its world-leading Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG). Xan Atkinson and Daniel Goddard graduate…

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Elite sportswoman wins another ‘first’

A Paralympian and European champion triathlete Lauren Steadman graduates today from the University of Portsmouth with a first-class degree in psychology. Lauren, 21, has already competed in two Paralymics, the first when she…

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Portsmouth historian curates WWI exhibition

A new exhibition to commemorate the First World War is being guest curated by University of Portsmouth historian Dr Brad Beaven. Lest We Forget will give an insight into the lives of servicemen…

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Portsmouth photography students are the best

Three Portsmouth photography students have had their work selected as the best in the country by a leading gallery director. Lorenzo Fusi, Director of Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, selected eight of his favourite…

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Journalism student and footballer scores a first

A University of Portsmouth journalism student who juggled his studies with a professional football career and parenthood graduates with a first-class honours degree today. Levi Hanssen, 26, currently lives in the Faroe Islands,…

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Graduate cleans up in the social start-up arena

An English graduate who worked as a cleaner to fund her university studies has set herself up in the business – giving away cleaning services for free. Katie Martin, 21, from Kent, is…

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Chancellor awarded honorary degree

University of Portsmouth Chancellor Sandi Toksvig has been awarded an honorary degree from the University of Kent at a graduation ceremony in Canterbury Cathedral yesterday. The broadcaster, writer and comedian was recognised for…

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