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Advice on looking after yourself from our students of colour mentors

Watch this film that was made by University of Brighton students of colour who work with the Sussex Learning Network and UniConnect mentoring students of colour in secondary schools. John Lynch, who co-leads the mentoring programmes also features in the film. The mentoring programme is funded the OfS through the Sussex Learning Network as part…

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What’s Clearing really like?

Watch our video with Biomedical Science student Thivya who shares her Clearing story

Dr Melanie Flint

Brighton scientists helping Cancer Research UK campaign

With fundraising events cancelled due to COVID-19, University of Brighton scientist Dr Melanie Flint is calling on people to back a new Cancer Research UK appeal for donations to get life-saving research back on track. Cancer researchers at the University were forced to leave their labs when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Four months on, this…

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My lockdown experience

During lockdown many students were faced with adapting to new methods of learning, which presented some problems. However, there were several strategies which I developed for ensuring I stayed motivated during this difficult time.   Remote learning   Adapting to remote learning at first presented a few problems, one of which was that you were not…

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Being mentored helped with me with my confidence

Biomedical Science student Ervette tells us about how having a mentor really helped boost confidence. During my first year, I struggled a bit. I found it hard being away from my family and my confidence was low. In the second year, I decided to change things and make my uni experience better by signing up…

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Why joining a society was the best thing I did

Thivya, biomedical science, joined the Music Society in her first year. Here’s her top ten reasons why you should get involved. Making new friends - University can be intimidating at first but joining a society puts you in a place where you can meet others going through the same thing. The people you meet will likely…

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Louise Mackenzie

New screening concept could help early detection of coronavirus

The University of Brighton is leading research on a new way of screening for Covid-19 and other viruses using machine learning and Artificial Intelligence. Using a pinprick test, the development could predict infection before a standard test can diagnose the presence of the virus, as well as any new version of pathogenic coronaviruses in the…

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The South East believes universities should focus on training of nurses, doctors, and other professionals as part of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic

A major new study has found that the public – both nationally and in the south east – think universities will help the UK bounce back after the pandemic. 86% of those that responded in the South East say it is important that universities should prioritise nursing, medicine, and engineering over all other subjects –…

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Dr Sarah Pitt

COVID-19 – a tragedy but there are reasons to be proud

A Brighton virologist has been “heartbroken” by the COVID-19 tragedy but maintains the pandemic has produced moments to be proud of. Dr Sarah Pitt, virologist and biomedical scientist at the University of Brighton, said: “What has happened is an absolute tragedy and totally heart breaking. “I’m just as upset as everyone else but it is…

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University helps with hospital COVID test

University of Brighton technical staff stepped up when a hospital ran short of vital equipment for running COVIC-19 tests. The microbiology laboratory at Brighton’s Royal Sussex County Hospital had to change one part of its COVID-19 testing protocol and needed special pipettes – multichannel pipettes capable of transferring small quantities of liquids – to perform…

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