An artist's impression of UTC Portsmouth

UTC Portsmouth gets planning go ahead

Portsmouth’s new employer-led University Technical College (UTC) got the green light today from the city’s planning committee which granted approval for the £10m new school building. The committee approved the application, subject to…

The Union Advice Sevice

New drop-in service for students seeking support

From 18 April the Student Union Advice Service will start running a drop-in service for students seeking support.

Graham Galbraith, Sandi Toksvig and Jon McCarthy at The Chancellors Dinner

VC Bulletin – 1 April

This month includes some observations on our recent University Executive Board (UEB) away day as well as comments on our excellent Chancellor’s dinner, developments for our University in China and progress on planning and budgeting for next year.

Employee Self Service

Reminder about changes to Employee Self Service

Reminder that all staff who have access to Employee Self Service (ESS) should now be able to access this remotely on a PC, laptop, MAC or mobile device.

Japan and the United States are the only major advanced industrial nations that continue to have capital punishment.

Free talk on Japanese death penalty

A free documentary screening and public lecture on the Japanese death penalty is being hosted at the University of Portsmouth this week. Dr Mai Sato, a lecturer in criminal law at the University…


Participants required for a psychological study on deception detection

Could you lie convincingly? Participants wanted for new study on the effect of a time delay in relation to lie detection. All participants are paid £5 and if your story is convincing you will receive a £5 bonus and be entered into the draw to win a further £150.

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Enterprise Showcase honours entrepreneurs

The entrepreneurial spirit of students, staff and graduates was honoured last night in the University of Portsmouth’s annual Enterprise Showcase. A packed exhibition of student and alumni businesses opened the event, giving the…

Sports skills video grab NEW

Sports skills videos transform PE teaching

Two University of Portsmouth students have joined forces to produce a library of sports skills videos they believe could revolutionise the teaching of PE in primary schools.


Hope, humility and humour triumph for Beirut hostage

The University’s third annual Chancellor’s dinner took place last Friday and was a resounding success. John McCarthy, the former journalist and Beirut hostage, held the audience enthralled as he spoke of his time in captivity.

L-R: Dr Yackoley Kokou Johnson shakes hands with Professor Tony Chafer

One minute’s silence marks brain tumour awareness month

A minute’s silence was observed last week on 1 March to mark the beginning of national Brain Tumour Awareness Month. The University’s Research Centre fell silent when the charity’s research team, led by Professor Geoff Pilkington, laid a wreath at the Centre’s Wall of Hope.

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