Read the latest blogs by our academics, experts and alumni – and get an inside look into what's happening at the University.

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Read the latest blogs by our academics, experts and alumni – and get an inside look into what's happening at the University.

150 posts found

Rodrigo Duterte terminated a military agreement with US – why it could push Philippines closer to China The alliance with the Philippines was a key part of US strategy in countering Chinese expansionism in the region, explains Dr Tom Smith for The Conversation

17 February 2020 8 min read

Tom Smith, Principal Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about the future of military collaboration between the US and Philippines following a terminated agreement

The importance of travel security for employees going abroad With increasing climate change and unstable geopolitical environments, it’s clear that employees travelling for work are being exposed to more risks than ever, explains Sean Spence for The Conversation

10 February 2020 6 min read

Sean Spence, Doctoral student at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about the need for employers to provide travelling employees with the resources and knowledge to respond to hazardous situations abroad

Travellor

Student accommodation is big business - but confused regulation leaves students vulnerable Accommodation regulations can vary significantly between private providers and university providers, and new measures are required to protect students

05 February 2020 6 min read

Emily Walsh, Principal Lecturer in Law, at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation examining the relationship between accommodation providers, universities and students.

Student

Bojack Horseman - the alcoholic animal is part of a long tradition of understanding humans The techniques the series creators' use stretch as far back as the human imagination, explains Dr Alexander Sergeant for The Conversation

31 January 2020 6 min read

Alexander Sergeant, lecturer in Film Studies, at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about the ancient literary trend of using animals to convey human issues

Animation

Tweet, stream, cloud: it's time to bring 'nature' words back to the countryside We should explore new ways to educate and inspire children about nature, using technology, explains Dr Glenn Hadikin for The Conversation

27 January 2020 8 min read

Glenn Hadikin, lecturer in English Language and Linguistics, at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about the emergence of words associated with nature which instead describe technology and the impact of this phenomenon on young people.

Trees

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