UP for Uni

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

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….

Squashing the myths about university

It’s too hard to get in, it’s only for geeks, I’ll never be able to pay for it… are all common worries for people thinking about studying a degree. So, here are some facts to dispel a few of the myths….