Biosciences at Brighton

University of Brighton biosciences blog

South African adventures

Our Ecology and Biological Sciences students have the opportunity to go on an optional field trip to South Africa. Here’s a taster of their amazing experience, from being up close to animals on safari to their practical learning experiences in the field.  

British Science Festival heads for Brighton

One of Europe’s leading and longest established science festivals is coming to Brighton next year. And we will be co-hosting it! The University of Brighton will co-host the 2017 British Science Festival with the University of Sussex from 5-8 September. The festival, organised by the British Science Association, will have a programme of over 100…

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University building scoops top award

The project to refurbish the University of Brighton’s iconic Cockcroft Building has won in the Higher Education category of the prestigious Architects’ Journal Retrofit Awards 2016. The Cockcroft Building on the University’s Moulecoomb campus has been a familiar landmark on Brighton’s Lewes Road since the 1960’s. The awards jury said: “This is a bold project,…

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More field work

Today we asked our students to work as consultant for the National Trust at Sheffield park as part of the monitoring of previous river restoration work on the Ouse. Under the supervision of Dr Anja Rott &Dr Neil Crooks, our students set out to survey the River Ouse  aquatic invertebrate and fish diversity. Using standard survey…

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Back in the Field!

Teaching has already started for some of us, with the Ecological field skills module. Final year Ecology students and enthusiasts are out in the countryside doing what they like to do best –  field work! We are very fortunate to have a diverse landscape within our reach and today we are off to Ashdown Forest. Ashdown…

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A hot spot for Lyme disease

The South Downs National Park which stretches across Sussex and Hampshire is one of the country’s top 10 hot spots for Lyme disease caused by ticks, scientists are warning. Scientists from our school are coming to the end of a comprehensive study which will map where the ticks and bacteria that cause Lyme disease are distributed…

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