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Read the latest news from the University, from student success stories and alumni achievements to research breakthroughs across our 5 faculties.

Got an enquiry? For more information on a story – or to arrange to speak to one of our academics – contact our Press and Media team at pressoffice@port.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)23 9284 2728.

13 articles found

Testing the limits of human endurance

05 August 2019 3 min read

Researchers from the University of Portsmouth are aiming to test the limits of human endurance by working with Neil Hunter, who is undertaking a solo unsupported, unassisted expedition to Antarctica.

Man sat in chair with oxygen mask on

Portsmouth to lead world’s first study of international netball umpires

05 July 2019 3 min read

The world’s first study of international netball umpires begins at the Vitality Netball World Cup 2019, taking place in Liverpool this month. Read more today.

Netball player with ball on court during game

Mental health of elite athletes examined

17 May 2019 2 min read

Paul Gorczynski lends expertise to International Olympic Committee statement on mental health in elite athletes.

Male boxer training outside with mitts

Elite footballers leaner taller faster than decades ago

21 March 2019 5 min read

New research has found the body shape of footballers has become taller, lighter and faster compared to players from the past five decades. Read more today.

Football players jogging

Thai cave rescuer Jason Mallinson to tell his amazing story

07 March 2019 1 min read

The University of Portsmouth is hosting an evening with Pride of Britain winner, Thai cave rescue diver and former student Jason Mallinson.

Jason Mallinson

Playing could be secret to sport

05 March 2019 3 min read

Jumping and balancing could be the secret to sporting prowess, according to a new model being taught for the first time in the UK.

Women playing football on pitch in coloured bibs

Scientists make the track their lab to improve the performance of racing drivers and riders

12 February 2019 4 min read

A new concept that collects biomechanical data from drivers and riders while on the track could give racing teams a new dimension to optimise their performance.

Motorcyclist on a motorbike driving around a track

Fitness clothing reduces bump bounce in pregnancy

01 January 2019 4 min read

Specialist fitness clothing for pregnant women can reduce bounce of the ‘bump’ by half according to new research.

Two pregnant women doing yoga.

Heart patients need kindness as much as medical intervention

30 December 2018 3 min read

Heart attack patients can suffer substantial emotional trauma once the medics have finished making their bodies better, according to new research.

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