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News Editor: Ben Leeming
Online News Editor: Harley Stevens
Deputy News Editor: Aimee Kerr
Senior Reporter: Amy Briggs

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Help shape the Olympics

Deloitte, a business advisory firm, wants students from the University of Portsmouth to help shape the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The firm wants students to come up with ways to help create a positive experience for different groups […]


MP brands students as ‘lazy’

A senior MP has caused major controversy by claiming British Students are lazy. The veteran chair of the commons education select committee, Barry Sheerman MP, has said: “too many students gain degrees, but cannot speak or write English properly”. This […]


Carnage criticised by MPs, NUS and the Police

Carnage has come under fire from the NUS, MPs and police after they label the organised pub crawls ‘degrading’. Unions from 17 universities have banned Carnage from promoting their events with five more soon following. Outrage spread across the country […]


Students more at risk of burglary

Students are a staggering three times more likely to be burgled than any other group, it has been announced this week. But still 84% of first years are unconcerned about crime, according to two recent surveys.


Worried about unemployment?

After unemployment figures shot up again, Purple Door are reassuring Portsmouth University students there is light at the end of the tunnel.


Portsmouth students should plan great escape

How safe is your home? This is the question every student should ask themselves, especially those moving into rented accommodation. The Latest Fire Statistics reveal that the number of people aged 17 to 24 killed in accidental house fires increased by 14% from 2006 to 2007.


NUS calls time on Loan chief

The National Union of Students (NUS) has called for the chief executive (pictured) of the Student Loans Company (SLC) to resign following this year’s loans blunder. It comes after figures reveal that 146,000 students have still not received funds even […]


Vice-Chancellor demands SLC simplicity

Wes Streeting, the President of the NUS, has stated that he has “no confidence” in the internal review currently being undertaken by the Student Loan Company (SLC). The SLC is responsible for making sure that students get the money they […]

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