Biology, ecology and biomedical science at Brighton

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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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Amy at a rockpool

Rock pool survey discoveries

Amy is in her third year studying Ecology and Conservation at Brighton. Earlier this year she was one of a small group of students lucky enough to be involved in a rock pool survey with Professor Hawkins from the University of Southampton, (you can read about Kayleigh’s experience on the project here, too). How did…

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Can you train a fish?

Watch Maja conduct this fascinating research for her final year Ecology and Conservation project in the Blue Reef Aquarium, Hastings. Film credit: Blue Reef, Hastings

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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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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Malham Tarn building

Accepted on a placement with Field Studies Council!

Hello, I’m Ella Scott and I am a third year student at University of Brighton, studying Ecology and Conservation. For my third year I have chosen to do a placement year and have been accepted and offered a placement with the field studies council, Field Studies Council (FSC) Malham Tarn in the Yorkshire Dales national…

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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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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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Students looking at rock pools with cliffs in the background

How my course is saving our environment

With the way that the Ecology and Conservation course is constructed, it might not be directly obvious how it is working on saving the environment. However, our course is training us to become scientists whose main goal is to protect our planet and its species and ecosystems. Our modules focus a lot on applying biological…

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