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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

UK's first skills course for coaches starts at Portsmouth

04 October 2019 2 min read

PE teachers, athletic coaches and leisure centre staff across the region are being offered a chance to sharpen their coaching abilities at the UK’s first Athletic Skills Model Course.

Runner on starting block

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

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

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

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.

Cryotherapy versus ice baths: It’s a draw

14 November 2017 2 min read

The first study to compare the effect of cold water immersion versus extreme cold air has found very little difference between the two treatments on athletes’ muscle recovery.

Beetroot fails to warm up those sensitive to cold

03 October 2017 2 min read

Beetroot juice doesn’t appear to help re-warm the body after exposure for people at higher risk of feeling the cold, according to research. Read more today.

Sportspeople can face retirement identity crisis

14 September 2017 3 min read

New research shows sportspeople can struggle to adjust to life after retirement, with identities continuing to be defined by former careers. Read more today.

Scientist finds secret to thriving

08 September 2017 3 min read

Daniel Brown pulls together the research on what makes people thrive, and has come up with the first definitive catch-all. Read more today.

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