BSS and NSS survey

Unless you have been avoiding emails, not coming into university and not talking to anyone in the School you will, no doubt, be aware that the all undergraduate students are being asked to give their feedback on their university experience to date via either the Brighton Student Survey or the National Student Survey. This feedback is extremely important to both the school and university and helps us make changes for you.

You can read about some of the changes we made this academic year as a consequence of feedback from last year please do have a look at the your voice matters blog (https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/yourvoicematters/school-of-pharmacy-and-biomolecular-sciences/ )

The Brighton Student Survey (BSS)

The BSS is the School and University’s main opportunity to gather feedback from all level 4 and 5 students so that we can understand what we are doing well and what we can improve.  The BSS is opened on Monday 6 February and will close at midnight on Monday 6 March, if you haven’t yet, please do take 10 minutes to complete the survey – there are only a few days left and every response matters. Completing the survey automatically enters you into a prize draw with the opportunity to win a £200 voucher from the university.

How do I complete the survey?

The National Student Survey (NSS)

The National Student Survey (NSS) is commissioned by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and is a national survey, undertaken by Ipsos MORI, which gathers the views of all final year undergraduates about what it has been like to study their course at their institution.

The survey comprises 27 questions in the survey cover teaching, assessment and feedback, learning opportunities, academic support, organisation and management, learning resources, personal development, and the student voice. There are also questions about careers, course delivery, work placements, welfare resources and facilities, social opportunities and overall satisfaction.

How do I complete the survey?

Because the school would really like to receive feedback from as many students as possible we have decided to donate £100 to the student society associated with the course that has the highest proportion of their students completing both the BSS and NSS so your society could receive up to £200 for 10 minutes of your time.

Chemistry Journal Club 24th February 1-2pm H400/1

Dear all,

This week at the Chemistry Journal Club we welcome Dr Donna Arnold (University of Kent), who will be presenting her research entitled “Towards designing multiferroic Materials based on BiFeO3”   

We will be meeting on Friday at 1-2 pm in H400/1, everybody is welcome to attend.

Look forward to seeing you there

Kind regards,

Dr Steve Meikle

 

Chemistry Journal Club Friday 17th February 1-2 pm H400/1

Dear all,

This week at the Chemistry Journal Club we welcome Professor Alvaro Mata (Queen Mary University of London), who will be presenting his research entitled Building biomaterials through the dynamic and hierarchical assembly of peptides and proteins”   

http://www.matabioengineering.com/

We will be meeting on Friday at 1-2 pm in H400/1, everybody is welcome to attend.

Look forward to seeing you there

Kind regards,

Dr Steve Meikle

Congratulations Kushal!

Congratulations to Kushal Sharma who passed his PhD viva this morning. Kushal’s research on probing ion transport mechanisms with synthetic channel-forming molecules was supervised by Dr Marcus Allen and Dr Peter Cragg.

Best of luck for the future!

Chemistry Journal Club – This Friday 1-2 pm (H400/1)

Dear all,

The semester two Chemistry Journal Club kicks off with a presentation from PhD student Blaise Geoghegan entitled “Spin crossover and switchable behaviour in iron(II)-based surfactants”.

The Chemistry Journal Club will be meeting on Friday at 1-2pm in Huxley Building H400/1.

Hope you can join us. Everybody is welcome to attend.

Kind regards,

Dr Steve Meikle