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Women of impact

Women of Impact: Dr Claire-Michelle Smyth

To mark International Woman’s Day in 2018 we are celebrating the achievements of just some of the academics working here at Brighton. Our Women of Impact web features demonstrates how our academic staff are achieving great things, working on the complex challenges facing society, educating and inspiring the next generation and making an impact in…

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A woman at Yarl’s Wood detention centre in 2015. via shutterstock.com

Revealed: legal advice for asylum seekers disappearing due to legal aid cuts

A woman at Yarl’s Wood detention centre in 2015. via shutterstock.com Jo Wilding, University of Brighton Ever since changes were introduced in 2013 to the way legal aid works in England and Wales, campaigners, judges and politicians have been telling the government that many people are now unable to access legal advice and representation. In…

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David Daniell, Commercial Lawyer

Commercial law in a technology company

As part of our continued emphasis on merging the academic and professional worlds, we regularly welcome a number of external guest lecturers. We firmly believe that hearing new voices from outside the university provides students with different points of view, as well as an important introduction to roles which our students are working towards. Recently our…

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aerial view of the Moulsecoomb campus

Making the grade: top tips from lecturers on exam revision

Our Student Support Guidance Tutor team have spoken to several lecturers to get their top tips on how to revise for your exams.   Revision/Exam Preparation  After each session, ask at least one question about the material you’ve covered and answer at least one question (this is best done in pairs or groups)”. Maths lecturer,…

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Managing stress at exam time: Top student tips

We spoke to our students to compile the top six things to do to overcome stress during exam time. 1. Connect with others and talk about it! It’s Ok to talk! Tell someone if you’re struggling. Don’t let it build up. Never forget to call home. A problem shared is a problem halved – remember…

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Public Law students visit to Parliament and the Supreme Court

On Monday 27 March, Law lecturers Sara Birch and Lucy Jones travelled to London with 18 of their first-year Public Law students to visit Parliament and the Supreme Court. We had been invited to go on guided tours of the House of Commons and the House of Lords by Lord Bassam (a Brighton resident) who is…

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Study a Masters in a year at Brighton

In advance of our trip to Master and More’s fair in Düsseldorf on 5 May, we thought we’d tell you a bit more about our one-year full-time postgraduate courses. Developed through long-standing relationships with industry and professional bodies, our flexible programmes will help you stand out in a competitive job market.     Through work-based…

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The 10 things you’re doing wrong in your presentations (and how to fix them). By Steve Bustin

It doesn’t matter how many presentation skills training courses we’ve been on or how many truly terrible presentations we’ve seen, we all end up falling into the same old traps when we present, pitch or speak in public. From overusing bulletpoints to mumbling into your script, here (in no particular order) are the top ten…

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The Annual Law Careers Question Time: 28/02/16 @ 17:30

Don’t miss this year’s BBS Law Careers Question Time! Similar to BBC’s Question Time, each year we hold an event for all Law students, providing them with the opportunity to question Barristers, Solicitors, Judges and other professionals who work within a law-related career. Panel members will answer a range of questions from the audience. This is…

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