Biosciences at Brighton

University of Brighton biosciences blog

Dr Melanie Flint

Brighton scientists helping Cancer Research UK campaign

With fundraising events cancelled due to COVID-19, University of Brighton scientist Dr Melanie Flint is calling on people to back a new Cancer Research UK appeal for donations to get life-saving research back on track. Cancer researchers at the University were forced to leave their labs when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Four months on, this…

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My lockdown experience

During lockdown many students were faced with adapting to new methods of learning, which presented some problems. However, there were several strategies which I developed for ensuring I stayed motivated during this difficult time.   Remote learning   Adapting to remote learning at first presented a few problems, one of which was that you were not…

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Dr Coican with Countryfile's Anita Rani

BBC’s Countryfile to feature Brighton research 

University of Brighton research which found high quantities of glass microfibres in oysters is to be a main feature in an episode of BBC One’s Countryfile, scheduled for this weekend. The groundbreaking research, which generated widespread publicity, could have significant impact on the oyster industry locally in Chichester Harbour where the study was carried out, as well as…

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Starting your course in 2020?

You’re going to have a brilliant time here and we can’t wait to meet you! To help you feel like you already belong at Brighton our students and staff have created some information so you can get to know your subject better before you join us in the autumn. We’ll also be in touch over…

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Being mentored helped with me with my confidence

Biomedical Science student Ervette tells us about how having a mentor really helped boost confidence. During my first year, I struggled a bit. I found it hard being away from my family and my confidence was low. In the second year, I decided to change things and make my uni experience better by signing up…

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Why joining a society was the best thing I did

Thivya, biomedical science, joined the Music Society in her first year. Here’s her top ten reasons why you should get involved. Making new friends - University can be intimidating at first but joining a society puts you in a place where you can meet others going through the same thing. The people you meet will likely…

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Our online summer schools 2020

Our online summer schools are free, open to sixth form and college students, and offer the opportunity to get a real feel for what it’s like to study a subject you love at university. Summer schools normally take place on campus but this year we are taking them online, from 14-17 July. Students will get…

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