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The world’s largest underground skate park

A disused Victorian swimming bath complex has been turned into the world’s largest underground skate park – with help from the University of Brighton. Source: The world’s largest underground skate park

Top award for disability campaigner

Award-winning actor, presenter and campaigner Adam Pearson has received the university’s Alumnus Award for 2016. Source: Top award for disability campaigner

A political movement is rising from the mud in Calais

Raphael Schlembach, University of Brighton Since the official refugee reception centre in the French town of Calais closed in 2002, undocumented migrants hoping to cross the Channel to Britain have found shelter in a number of squatted migrant camps, locally known as “the jungles”. Consisting largely of tents and self-built shacks, the two largest in…

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Hats off to our graduates

Two days of awards ceremonies are planned for the Brighton Dome as more than 1,750 students graduate from the University of Brighton. Source: Hats off to our graduates

£500,000 boost for University of Brighton researchers

  The university is one of 40 universities sharing in new £167m funding to support doctoral training over two years. Source: £500,000 boost for University of Brighton researchers

Four key economic trends shaping society

Philip Haynes, University of Brighton The year is off to a turbulent start; both in the UK, and around the world. January saw oil prices plummeting, while Chinese growth slowed, spooking investors (but surprising none). But amid the turmoil and confusion of global stock markets, there are a few economic trends which look set to…

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Tapping the sun’s rays

The University of Brighton has installed 663 new solar panels that will reduce its carbon emissions by more than 82 tonnes. Source: Tapping the sun’s rays

Our response to the government’s green paper ‘Fulfilling our Potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice’

The government’s Department for Business, Innovation & Skills published a green paper in November last year, consulting on its proposals “to change the higher education landscape.” Their proposals are to: introduce a Teaching Excellence Framework that will deliver better value for money for students, employers and taxpayers increase access and success in higher education participation…

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Obama’s bold move against guns proves the politics of firearms really is changing

Peter Squires, University of Brighton It’s common in the US to refer to a second-term president in his final year as a “lame duck”, his time limited, his momentum gone, and his political capital ebbing away to whoever’s next in line for the White House. But, not for the first time, Barack Obama has surprised…

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