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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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Discovering nature…from home!

Dr Rachel White is encouraging the University of Brighton community to get involved in the 2020 City Nature Challenge between 24-27 April – which has adapted to the coronavirus restrictions by focusing on the wildlife you can discover from home. The worldwide collaborative event will see over 200 city regions working together to discover the…

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COVID 19: a lesson on why vaccines are so vital

The Coronavirus crisis has highlighted the critical need for families to keep up with vaccinations, according to a Brighton immunologist. Dr Nadia Terrazzini said: “We are living through the biggest case study of what the world would look like without vaccines – they are the single most effective way to protect us from infections. “This…

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Competing against the world to discover wildlife

This World Wildlife Day, the University of Brighton is calling on everyone to take part in April’s City Nature Challenge to see who can find the most nature. Dr Rachel White, senior lecturer in Ecology & Conservation, will be leading The Brighton & Lewes Downs Biosphere’s (The Living Coast) entry into the challenge, which aims…

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University kicks off involvement in Nature2020

MPs have helped launch a year-long celebration of biodiversity within the Brighton and Lewes Downs UNESCO World Biosphere Region. The calendar of events marks the end of the UN Decade on Biodiversity, with the University of Brighton leading on the area’s involvement in the 5th global City Nature Challenge in April. The Nature2020 programme aims…

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Fund winner Chloe’s South African game reserve experience

Chloe Morel recently visited South Africa as part of her International Experience. The International Experience Fund is a fund  kindly supported by Santander Universities and other generous donors, which helps eligible undergraduate students take advantage of opportunities overseas such as work placements, volunteering or studying abroad. Chloe tells the story

It’s students v staff in Radio 4 quiz

Students and staff from our school are some of the challengers going head-to-head on BBC Radio 4 quiz show The 3rd Degree on Monday. The show, hosted by writer, comedian and actor Steve Punt, was recorded in front of an audience at the University’s Sallis Benney Theatre in January. The University of Brighton episode is…

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Caroline Lucas set for University nature conference

MP Caroline Lucas is among the speakers at a University of Brighton symposium that will explore the benefits of connecting children and teenagers in the UK with local nature. The Green Party MP for Brighton Pavilion will give a talk entitled ‘Young People and the Natural World: The Art of Paying Attention’ on the first…

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Just like wine, humans can be better with age

A Brighton scientist who helped develop anti-ageing compounds based on those found in red wine and chocolate is to explain how close we are to alleviating and preventing old age degenerative diseases. Professor Lizzy Ostler, the University of Brighton’s Professor of Chemical Biology in our school, and a member of the University of Brighton’s Centre…

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Connecting young people with nature

The University of Brighton is hosting a symposium which will explore the benefits of connecting children and teenagers in the UK with local nature. The two-day event is co-organised by the University of Brighton’s Dr Rachel White and Royal Holloway’s Dr Deborah Harvey.

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