University of Brighton leads drive to boost BAME student organ donation

Researchers and students have teamed up for a project to tackle shortages in relation to blood and organ donation in BAME communities across the UK.

With the help of funding from NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), Simonne Weeks (Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science) and Rebecca Craig (Senior Lecturer in Nursing) have overseen a project with students from Black, Asian, Mixed Heritage and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds to create  online awareness initiatives to support students across the UK to register an informed choice to donate organs, and tell others. Continue reading “University of Brighton leads drive to boost BAME student organ donation”

Meghann Creffield

University of Brighton graduate wins Apprenticeship award for innovation in patient care during a pandemic

Biomedical Science Degree Apprenticeship graduate, Meghann Creffield, won the award for Outstanding Contribution by an Apprentice to an Employer, at the Brighton and Hove Apprenticeships Awards, after being nominated by the Royal Sussex County Hospital pathology department where she works. Continue reading “University of Brighton graduate wins Apprenticeship award for innovation in patient care during a pandemic”

Female biomedical student working with a model anatomy

Choosing a course in Clearing – how I did it

I didn’t apply to university as I intended to take a gap year – I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to study so planned to take a year out to think about it. I changed my mind a few weeks before results day so I started researching and narrowed down a few courses and universities that I was interested in. 

Choosing a course in Clearing

I chose Biomedical Science because I wanted to study a science degree, but I wasn’t sure what I wanted to specialise in. It’s a very broad degree, so it allowed me to develop a strong background in case I wanted to go onto more specialised study after my degree. Continue reading “Choosing a course in Clearing – how I did it”