Biology, ecology and biomedical science at Brighton

University of Brighton biosciences blog

Dr Corina Ciocan at the harbour

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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Student Charlotte, standing next to a tall plant outside

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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Students wearing organ donor hoodies

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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Graduate Ashlie at work in a hospital

Graduate stories: Physician Associate in Emergency Medicine

My name is Ashlie and I’m a Physician Associate in Emergency Medicine at Epsom and St Helier Hospitals. I did Biological Sciences at University of Brighton, and I then completed my master’s degree in Physician Associate Studies at Brighton and Sussex Medical School in 2021. In between these two courses, I worked full time as…

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Model of a body's internal organs

Why study at Brighton? The Huxley building!

Biological Sciences student Sandra Skubis tells us about one of her favourite spots at uni. One of my favourite places at Brighton University is Huxley Building located at the Moulsecoomb campus. Specialist facilities at Brighton Huxley itself has seven floors, mainly filled with specialised labs but also lecture halls and offices. My favourite floors are…

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Group of people about to get on a boat

Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority boat trip

MRes Ecology and Conservation student Sarah George, really enjoyed the day spent on the Sussex IFCA boat (Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority), as part of the Ecotoxicology module. “The boat trip with the IFCA was a real education and I’m so grateful for this opportunity.  I have not previously experienced aquatic sampling and just being able…

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Head shot of Neesha, Biomedical Science student

Why I decided to become an Inclusive Practice Partner

What is the Inclusive Practice Partners (IPP) Scheme? The Inclusive Practice Partners Scheme is a collaboration between students and academic staff at the University of Brighton. It is a programme that aims to diversify and decolonise the curriculum and pedagogy within higher education. What this essentially means is that students work alongside staff to produce a list of recommendations for improvement…

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Two female students in lab coats working in a lab

Come and visit us on 23 March

Our in-person applicant’s events are held on campus and are for offer holders and applicants whose course involves portfolio review. You can book your place now. Wednesday 23 March: Moulsecoomb campus After you have booked, we’ll send you details of how to get here and ensure you know about any COVID-19 restrictions.

lake with grassy bank

Autumn colours

Since my last blog I have been keeping very busy! Autumn is a busy season for the FSC, here at Malham Tarn we have had multiple A-level groups, GCSE groups, University groups and more. I have been supporting the tutors in grassland ecology field sessions, helping to learn about various surveys techniques, plant identification and more. This has…

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Kayleigh working at the beach

Making the most of networking opportunities to take part in research

Third year Ecology and Conservation student Kayleigh was part of the group of students who joined Professor Hawkins from the University of Southampton on his rock pool surveys earlier this year. Find out how she got involved, what she worked on and more about studying Ecology and Conservation at Brighton, (you can read about Amy’s…

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