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Meet us at our postgraduate event

There’s no better way to explore your future study opportunities than by meeting lecturers and researchers at a postgraduate event. Join us at our upcoming event on Moulsecoomb campus to learn more about our postgraduate degree in courses the School of Applied Sciences: Moulescoomb campus: Thursday 16 February, 5.30-8pm biology and ecology biomedical science geography,…

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MPs back inquiry into powerful new weapon against antibiotic resistance

A University of Brighton researcher has gained Parliamentary support to investigate an ancient foe of bacteria as a weapon against antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic resistance is a global threat of huge proportions. A 2019 study published in the Lancet estimated that drug resistant infections contribute to 4.95 million deaths per year on average (12,000 of those…

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My placement experience at University Hospitals Sussex Pathology East

How I felt starting my placement and the advice I would give to others My placement was in the Cellular Pathology department at University Hospitals Sussex Pathology East. When I started I felt excited to have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills gained from the first two years of studying Biomedical Science BSc(Hons)…

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Returning England’s forgotten frog

Brighton researcher Dr Inga Zeisset talks about the part she played as part of a dedicated team striving to bring back England’s forgotten frog, the Pool Frog, from extinction in this film by bioGraphic Find out more about Dr Zeisset’s research  Find out more about our Ecology and Conservation courses 

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Brighton research on microplastic marine pollution raises primetime alarm

Research by University of Brighton on an overlooked cause of potentially health-damaging marine pollution has been highlighted on BBC1’s The One Show. The programme on 6 September featured University of Brighton’s marine biologist Dr. Corina Ciocan, whose research team has found alarming evidence of tiny shards of fibreglass shed from ageing or discarded boats being…

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Media fellowship puts biomedical expert behind the scenes at the BBC

University of Brighton’s Dr Sarah Pitt will team up with the BBC Science Unit as part of a Media Fellowship from the Association of British Science Writers. As a virologist, Dr Pitt has made regular appearances on TV, radio and in print since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing expert insights on the disease…

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Habitat Summer Placement

About me If you’ve found your way to this blog, I can only assume but also hope that you have somewhat of an interest in plants, even if that interest is but a seed for now. To you, I introduce myself as Charlotte Williams, a 2nd year student studying Ecology and Conservation with an unstoppable…

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Funding boost for student-led drive on minority ethnic organ donation

University of Brighton students are playing a key role in encouraging people from minority ethnic backgrounds to consider organ and blood donation. The University of Brighton’s Donor Research Team has been awarded new funding as part of this year’s Community Investment Scheme led by NHS Blood and Transplant, which will receive £440,000 funding as part…

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International Insight: One Student’s Experience with Studying Abroad

Hi, my name is Rachael and I am an international student studying at the University of Brighton and I am going to share a bit about my experience as an international student in hopes that I can help you decide if studying abroad is the right choice for you. I am from Colorado, right in…

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From Setúbal to Brighton

My name is Carla, I am from Setúbal, Portugal, and I am a final year Biomedical Sciences BSc(Hons) student at the University of Brighton. I moved to the UK when I was 16 years old, and I’ve been living here for eight years. I did most of my education in Portugal. I studied in Portugal until 10th grade,…

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