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

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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.

694 articles found

Plastic Free July – a small change can make a huge difference

16 June 2021 2 min read

Professor Steve Fletcher, Director of the University’s Revolution Plastics initiative, is urging staff, students and Portsmouth residents to take up the challenge of Plastic Free July by pledging to give up single use plastics for one week during the month.

Plastic free July

University receives Race Equality Charter award The REC awards panel highlighted a number of positive developments across the University.

14 June 2021 3 min read

The University of Portsmouth has been recognised for its efforts to advance race equality with a Bronze award from the Race Equality Charter (REC).

Female student wearing headscarf holding drone in lab.

Economic crime is going uninvestigated as Police hide behind the veil of Action Fraud

10 June 2021 4 min read

Professor Mark Button's research finds fraud is going uninvestigated by police who are “hiding behind the veil” of the Action Fraud national crime reporting agency

A rolled up five pound note

England's first Down Syndrome eye clinic a lifesaver for parents The University's Eye Clinic has begun offering specialised treatment to people with Down Syndrome

07 June 2021 5 min read

The Portsmouth Eye Clinic has a history of offering eye care to those who don’t easily fit into the high street optician model of 20-minute appointments.

Rosie Johnson

Fossil secret may shed light on the diversity of Earth’s first animals

04 June 2021 6 min read

A large group of iconic fossils widely believed to shed light on the origins of many of Earth’s animals and the communities they lived in may be hiding a secret

Image of mountain landscape of Burgess Shale

Portsmouth Film and TV Student produces the Mountbatten Festival of Music 2021

04 June 2021 3 min read

Film and Television student, James Dunlop was the producer and PA for the broadcast of the Mountbatten Festival of Music 2021

Image of the Mountbatten Festival of Music 2021 being filmed

Dark Energy Survey releases most precise look at the universe's evolution The results announced today draw on data from 226 million galaxies observed over 345 nights.

27 May 2021 9 min read

New results from the Dark Energy Survey (DES) – drawing on data from 226 million galaxies – have allowed scientists to create the largest and most precise maps of the universe’s composition and growth to date.

Observatory in Chile

Pioneering enzyme research features in new report on the impact of Diamond Light Source The report includes Diamond's work with the University to engineer an enzyme that can digest one of our most commonly polluting plastics.

27 May 2021 3 min read

The University of Portsmouth’s pioneering enzyme research features in a new study that estimates a monetary impact of at least £1.8 billion on UK science and economy from the UK’s synchrotron, Diamond Light Source.

Image of Professor John McGeehan working on a microscope

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