Biology, ecology and biomedical science at Brighton

University of Brighton biosciences blog

Nadine outdoors

Portfolio training on placement

Nadine is studying on our Biomedical Science BSc(Hons) and is currently on placement. We caught up with her to find out more about it… How did you hear about and apply for your placement? I contacted many different hospitals asking if they did Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) portfolio training as many do not advertise…

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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…

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Seni

Finding the perfect placement

We first spoke to Seniz during her second year of studying on our Ecology and Conservation BSc(Hons). And caught up with her more recently to find out if she managed to find a placement playing to her interests in ecology and education. I heard about my placement from my placement officer, who sent many different…

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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. As part of her degree apprenticeship, Meghann was tasked with designing an innovative project which…

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abandoned boat

Brighton researchers create workshop for Shoreham Port Sustainability Week

Dr Corina Ciocan and Dr Mary Gearey are running a workshop on 9 September, revealing the ocean pollution caused by decaying fibreglass boats. The Oceanic Pollution workshop on Thursday 9 September at 11am is free, but those keen to attend are asked to register beforehand to discover cutting-edge investigations now taking place into a significant…

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Two students using river equipment

Visiting a multitude of habitats on our doorstep

Our Ecology and Conservation students were out and about in our local area at the end of term to maximise their field trip opportunities. They visited different locations, looking at a multitude of habitats, gaining hands on experience of techniques used by ecologists and looking at a range of species identification. All on our doorstep,…

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Two female students working in the cell pathology lab

Online enrolment is now open!

If you are starting here this September, you can now enrol online. It couldn’t be easier. Simply log into Student View with your university username and password. Check your emails for more info. Once you have enrolled online you can: + Log into My Brighton An hour after completing online enrolment you will be able…

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Students in a river taking samples

Starting your course in 2021?

We know you are going to have a brilliant time here. There’s a lot to think about before starting university so we’ve put together some information designed to enable you to get to know your subject better and help get your student life off to the best possible start. What’s coming up and key dates…

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Group of students on top of a rock

What I’ve found

Second year Ecology and Conservation BSc(Hons) student, Seniz, tells us about what she’s found so far studying here. You need to research different courses before making a decision Choosing what to study was slightly difficult as there are a range of courses related to the environment, each specialising in varyingly different areas. Originally I wanted to study…

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Student Thivya looking through a microscope

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…

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