Amy Thomson, a level 6 student in 2018/19, offers some advice about how to get the most out of the final year of your literature degree at Portsmouth.
Ben Green, sports journalist and Portsmouth graduate, discusses how he combined his passion for football with a fervent desire to forge a career out of it. Read here how he managed it.
Kim spent the 2017/18 academic year in the Belgian city of Ghent. Here she describes her impressions of the city.
Rochester! The word carries literary-historical significance. The British writer that was churning in my mind was Charlotte Brontë (1816-55), as the character of Mr. Rochester in her most famous novel Jane Eyre (1847) has enthralled readers everywhere. I was sure that Rochester had far greater literary importance than that but I could not think of anything more […]
At the end of my first year studying literature at Portsmouth, I realised that, rather than continue with my regular studies, I needed to take advantage of a situation which would lead to culture, experience and growth. The above explains very accurately how my Erasmus Study/Work placement year in Germany panned out. In September 2018, […]
The highlights of studying literature at Portsmouth—from the graduates themselves!
After graduating with a PhD in English from the University of Portsmouth in 2018, I decided to return to the practical side of research and my experience as an archivist, and started working at Gwent Archives on a project cataloguing health and hospital records. Gwent Archives is a County Record Office located in Ebbw Vale, […]
Level 5 (second-year) student Ayesha Askar-Harris reflects on some recent trends in theatrical adaptations. What does it take to make good theatre? Well, when it comes to art everything is subjective. So there really isn’t a formula for making it “good” because no matter what you do you will always have critics. However, laziness is […]
Congratulations to Sara Zadrozny, a doctoral student in English Literature at the University of Portsmouth, who has recently published an article in the journal Humanities concerning representations of female ageing in the novels of Charles Dickens. See below for the abstract and click here to read the article. Abstract In the medical humanities, there has […]
Level 4 (first-year) student Charlotte Maguire explains how she has been able to develop her life-long passion for writing while at University. Writing has always been a source of escapism for me. My first pieces were comics that I drew when I was five. Picking up a pen and writing felt natural and I even […]