Biosciences at Brighton

University of Brighton biosciences blog

Crohn’s Awareness Week

Hello, my name Is Adam Waugh. I suffer from a condition that many people don’t necessarily. I’m writing this piece to shed a little light on the world of Crohn’s and Colitis , not just what it is but also what it is like for the thousands of people that suffer with a condition that…

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South African adventures

Our Ecology and Biological Sciences students have the opportunity to go on an optional field trip to South Africa. Here’s a taster of their amazing experience, from being up close to animals on safari to their practical learning experiences in the field.  

More field work

Today we asked our students to work as consultant for the National Trust at Sheffield park as part of the monitoring of previous river restoration work on the Ouse. Under the supervision of Dr Anja Rott &Dr Neil Crooks, our students set out to survey the River Ouse  aquatic invertebrate and fish diversity. Using standard survey…

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Back in the Field!

Teaching has already started for some of us, with the Ecological field skills module. Final year Ecology students and enthusiasts are out in the countryside doing what they like to do best –  field work! We are very fortunate to have a diverse landscape within our reach and today we are off to Ashdown Forest. Ashdown…

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A hot spot for Lyme disease

The South Downs National Park which stretches across Sussex and Hampshire is one of the country’s top 10 hot spots for Lyme disease caused by ticks, scientists are warning. Scientists from our school are coming to the end of a comprehensive study which will map where the ticks and bacteria that cause Lyme disease are distributed…

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Train to teach this September

If you have considered training to teach after graduating in a STEM subject this year, this post is for you… Train to teach and inspire hundreds of young minds along the way. Start your teaching career on a Biology or Chemistry train to teach course this September. Tax-free bursaries and prestigious scholarships of up to…

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Get up to £30,000 tax-free to Train to Teach a STEM subject

Good teachers are always in demand but STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects at secondary school are particular priorities and attract additional support and higher levels of funding. The teaching profession is a great way to make your degree, skills and knowledge really count. At the moment, tax-free bursaries and scholarships worth up to…

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Join us at our campus open day on Saturday 18 June

Open days are a great way to find out about the local area and the campus where you will be studying. You will also be able to hear more about your chosen subject and talk to our staff and current students. If you are thinking of beginning your studies in 2017, you can find out…

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Parakeets flocking to Europe

Parakeets were once a rare site in Europe but new research co-led by the University of Brighton shows there are now as many as 85,000 across the continent – and the numbers are increasing all the time. In fact, the non-native Ring-necked Parakeet (Psittacula krameri) is now a common site in many parts of the…

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Inspirational South Africa

Renee Mcalister , 2nd year Ecology BSc(Hons), was inspired by the fieldtrip to South Africa. Here’s a taster of her experience on the trip. I found the South Africa trip life changing on many levels; educationally, emotionally and intellectually. The beautiful intensity of the work served to underpin the concrete learning experience. There have not been many…

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