Category: Thing of the Day

A round-up of the bizarre and brilliant of the web corralled by the University of Portsmouth Library.

Could you become our next LexisNexis Student Associate?

LexisNexis are recruiting for a new Student Associate to act as arepresentative on campus for their online services and adviseand support fellow students with their legal research. This is the sort of CV enhancing position that really can help you

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Happy Trans Awareness Day?

Monday 31 March was Trans Awareness Day. It celebrates the existence, resilience and success of the trans and gender non-conforming community and aims to raise awareness of trans rights, or more often their absence, around the world.  We also all need

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Introducing ERP… not Wyatt, the other kind

Those of you interested in enterprise systems and how you might choose and manage the implementation of a large scale business information system might be interested in the comparatively recent arrival of enterprise resource planning or ERP systems. Designed to

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Research student republishes local history books

One of our research students has begun republishing religious history books, including local history works on the work of a priest in the late Victorian Portsmouth slums. Click here to visit their website and see the growing collection of books

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What the Chaplaincy are up to

Walking – far and fast Having had to forego their planned triathlon (apparently our chaplains are all somehow at that terrifying level of fitness required to complete a triathlon) due to lockdown restrictions, the University Chaplaincy team has decided to

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Illusory equality and the hidden traps of promoting diversity

I would like to round out this LGBTQ+ History Month blog post series examining equality and discrimination by reviewing some of the traps that lurk in the pursuit of equality and dignity for all people. Much deliberate discrimination is disguised

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MysteryFest 2021

Fascinated by crime? Grab your ticket now for MysteryFest 2021: a crime-and mystery-themed BookFest over Zoom for 2021. Among others, join best selling author Leigh Russell being interviewed by a fellow crime author and resident criminologist Dr Nick Pamment who

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Undoing discrimination

If people are all good, where does discrimination come from? Discrimination does not happen “because of a person’s sexuality”, it happens because people are homophobic. Discrimination does not happen “because of a person’s race”, it happens because people are racist. 

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Diversity and the myth of meritocracy

Following on from the white privilege and heterosexual privilege questionnaires in my last LGBTQ+ History Month blog post (find them here if you haven’t taken them yet – they are really quick and I promise you will find the results

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Grab your popcorn and settle in for a free film this weekend!

Stream new release film Monsoon (12A rated) for free this weekend as part of the ongoing online LGBTQ+ Film Festival. Streaming starts from 7 pm tomorrow night but you can watch the film at any time in the next 72

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