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Starting your course in 2020?

We know you’re going to have a brilliant time at Brighton. There’s a lot to think about before starting university so we have put together some information you will find useful before you arrive and for your first few weeks at uni, to get your student life off to the best possible start. Your course…

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Want to be a podiatrist?

A new career guide, developed by the College of Podiatry and The WOW Show, takes a trip behind the scenes of being a podiatrist. The film features interviews with young podiatrists including University of Brighton graduate Jamie Bedwell. Jamies graduated from our Podiatry (BSc)Hons in 2019 and now works part-time as a podiatrist alongside training…

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What’s your view on the reopening of schools?

Parents, carers and people who work in schools are being asked for their views on returning to school. The survey is being conducted by the University of Brighton’s Centre of Resilience for Social Justice. Dr Suna Eryigit-Madzwamuse, Senior Research Fellow in the School of Health Sciences, said: “The COVID-19 pandemic has caused severe disruption to…

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Dr Kathy Martyn

Are probiotics the new weapon to beat depression?

Research at the University of Brighton suggests that pre/probiotics can help as an adjunct to therapeutic treatment in the management of depression. Dr Kathy Martyn, Registered Nutritionist and Principal Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences, has conducted a systematic review in collaboration with Sanjay Noonan, a medical student at Brighton and Sussex Medical School,…

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“Give the public credit for the largely sensible post-lockdown behaviour”

Dr Chris Cocking, Principal Lecturer at the University of Brighton, says fears of widespread disorder from the easing of Covid-19 restrictions at the weekend were largely unfounded – as he embarks on a new research project. The work, which is supported by the university’s Covid-19 Research Urgency Fund, is looking at the spontaneous volunteering and…

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Can fighting for what you believe in through community projects improve mental health?

Encouraging young people who face major challenges to take part in community projects may be as successful or even more so in improving their mental health than traditional services. The University of Brighton is leading a £100,000 research project ‘young people’s activism’ and is working alongside youth researchers who have themselves experienced mental health issues….

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Our online summer schools are open for bookings

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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Postgraduate courses online Q&A event

Find out about our postgraduate health science courses at our online Q&A event: Tuesday 7 July 5pm to 7pm find out how we can support you in developing your professional career in health and social care ask staff about individual courses and studying with us at Brighton Find out more and book your place.

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The recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic

A major new study has found that the public – both nationally and in the south east – think universities will help the UK bounce back after the pandemic. 86% of those that responded in the South East say it is important that universities should prioritise nursing, medicine, and engineering over all other subjects –…

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What did we get right in the fight against COVID-19?

Research is needed to evaluate what worked well in response to the pandemic to ensure the successes can be sustained for future use. That’s the view of Dr Theo Fotis, Principal Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences and Assistant Director of the Centre for Secure Intelligent and Usable Systems. Speaking during a webinar on…

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