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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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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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Marie-Bénédicte Dembour

Best publication prize for Marie-Bénédicte Dembour

On 10 February, Professor Marie-Bénédicte Dembour received the Best Publication prize awarded by the Odysseus Academic Network which recognises outstanding academic research in the area of European Immigration or Asylum Law. The Best Publication Prize recognises an outstanding contribution to the field by a more experienced researcher or professor. Professor Marie-Bénédicte Dembour was a joint winner…

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Young Eritreans are victims of poor decision making by British asylum officials

Jo Wilding, University of Brighton The Home Office has been criticised for a policy which excluded Eritrean children evicted from the Calais Jungle camp from resettlement in the UK. Documents obtained by the Public Law Project show how asylum decisions for Eritreans have been based on questionable information about conditions in the country.

Law with Criminology lecturer provides evidence in armed policing enquiry

Professor Peter Squires, who teaches criminology modules on our Law with Criminology degree, was asked to provide evidence and advice to a Ministry of Justice Enquiry panel from Norway.

Insight From This Year’s Client Interviewing Final

Our annual 2016/17 Client Interviewing Competition, sponsored by Gerard Maye Solicitors, was another great success! Following last year’s success where our Law undergraduate students, Chloe Chatton and Fi Richardson, came third in the world – this year’s regional winners will now move on to compete in the national competition – this year held in Kent. Well done…

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Polly Jackson: Why should you take a placement year?

Polly Jackson is a first class LLB Law with Business Graduate of 2016 and now a Paralegal at Fox Williams LLB. She kindly agreed to share with us her advice and experiences of taking a placement year while studying law at Brighton Business School. “The first, best and most brutal lesson I learned was how to bounce…

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Immigrants told to leave UK face huge hike in fees to appeal decisions

Jo Wilding, University of Brighton Immigrants appealing through the courts for a right to remain in the UK will soon face a huge increase in procedural costs after the government announced fee hikes of over 500% for some types of appeal through the immigration and asylum tribunals.

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