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wind farm and solar panels

Low income families footing the bill for renewable energy

The financial burden of investing in renewable energy is falling on those less well off, according to our Senior Lecturer, Dr Lawrence Haar. At a time when the UK has seen a large rise in the number of people claiming unemployment benefit during the first full month of the coronavirus lockdown, Dr Haar, Senior Lecturer…

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A responsible future?

Through Responsible Futures the University of Brighton harnesses change to enhance the delivery of sustainable economic development, improved environments and more inclusive societies. Responsible Futures research generates new ideas to positively influence policy, practice and behaviours. By bringing together interdisciplinary expertise, we explore opportunities to create more just and environmentally sustainable societies, including research into…

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UNWTO conference on women in tourism

Advancing gender equality in tourism

  Major progress has been made advancing gender equality globally, but women and girls continue to face precarious employment in many economic sectors, particularly tourism, according to a University of Brighton expert. Professor Marina Novelli will be speaking and moderating an expert panel on the issue at the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) 1st Regional…

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Celebrating Six Years of The Conversation

Six years ago, The Conversation was potentially a good idea and was set up as a six month pilot. Six years later it attracts an international readership of over 12 million views a month. Writing for The Conversation The Conversation is an online, global newspaper that offers a platform for academics to write articles collaboratively…

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The Startup Cruise Report: Back in Home Harbour

The Startups begin their journey… The first Startup Cruise has arrived back in Newhaven with the Business School’s Paul Levy on board. Paul co-designed and facilitated this event, accompany over 40 startup business from Newhaven across the sea to Dieppe where they were joined by nearly 100 French startups who climbed aboard, after some refreshments,…

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Professor Marie-Benedicte Dembour Professor of Law and Anthropology

€2.5 million win for ground-breaking human rights research

Marie-Benedicte Dembour, Professor of Law and Anthropology at the Brighton Business School, has won a prestigious European Council (ERC) funding award worth €2.5 million. The research project will shed light on the way evidence is collected, submitted and used by international human rights courts and aims to provide insight for the future benefit of victims of…

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The pitfalls of the Ten Year Challenge

Paul Levy, researcher at the Brighton Business School, gives his opinion on the recent 10 Year Challenge trend on social media. You are invited to share two pictures of yourself online – on Facebook, Twitter or another of the manifold social media platforms. One image is of you right now, the other from ten years…

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Marina speaks to BBC One on over tourism

Professor Marina Novelli, Professor of Tourism and International Development and Academic Lead for the University’s Responsible Futures, appeared on BBC One’s Rip Off Britain programme as expert on the subject of overtourism. Professor Novelli, who is globally renowned for her research on the impact of tourism, told the BBC: “The problem of overtourism is in…

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graduate jumping on beach

The influences on the increase of upper degrees

A research report on grade inflation authored by economist Dr Ray Bachan from Brighton Business School and commissioned by Universities UK on behalf of the UK Standing Committee for Quality Assessment (UKSCQA) has been published on the Universities UK website along-side a UK-wide consultation document. Ray is also our course leader for our Finance and Investment BSc(Hons). The…

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Ten ways to get on top of your overloaded email inbox that actually work

  Most of us are addicted to email, some estimates say we spend nearly five and a half hours each weekday checking it. Despite the explosion of social media in recent years, email is not on the decline. Surveys estimate that the number of emails sent out each day will have grown to 246 billion…

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