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Welcome to UP for Uni. We aim to inspire and inform secondary school students about university life, courses

The first known fossil of a four-legged snake

The first known fossil of a four-legged snake

Do you ever wonder what it might be like to make a new discovery?  Well, keep your eyes peeled and you could spot something no one has ever seen before. Dr Dave Martill, a palaeontologist here at the University of Portsmouth,  was taking some of his students on a field trip to a museum when

Start of Summer 2015

It’s the end of the school year and also the last day of Graduation here at the University

How bang on is The Big Bang Theory?

Harry Wilcox is a physics graduate studying a PhD* at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation at the University of Portsmouth and a massive fan of the Channel 4 show.

Do you watch The Big Bang Theory?
I have probably seen every episode several times. I went through a phase of watching an hour a day for months.

The Ultimate fair game

University isn’t just about going to lectures and hanging out in the library. It can also be a great opportunity to try something new…..

The best job in the world

Ever wondered what the best job in the world would be? For Ben Southall from Petersfield, it’s ‘Caretaker of the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef’ in Australia. He beat 35,000 other hopefuls from around the globe to win the ‘Best Job in the World’ competition in 2009.

What was it like? It was one of the best periods of my life….

Life in a girl band

Stooshe’s Alex Buggs studied a marketing degree at the University of Portsmouth, graduating in 2011. She took some time out to tell UP for It how her life has changed since being in the band. What’s it like? Lucky for us we don’t really have any disagreements and get on well. We are basically sisters

Bravest police officer

Who is the Bravest of them all?

Life might not always be like an action movie but for one of the country’s most
courageous police officers….