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Innovative training programme allows Brighton students to join Covid-19 testing workforce

A biomedical science training programme developed at the University of Brighton has been praised by a professional body for its ability to withstand coronavirus pressures. The training programme, designed by Senior Lecturer in Biosciences Simonne Weeks, allows students studying Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) to join a placement Frontier Pathology laboratories, giving them a chance to work…

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Dr Sarah Pitt

One dose of a Covid-19 vaccine may not solve the problem

University of Brighton virologist Dr Sarah Pitt believes more than one dose of a potential Covid-19 vaccine, or boosters, are likely to be needed to help wipe out coronavirus. Nine potential vaccines are currently at the final phase 3 trial stage, which involve thousands of people around the globe. While these are at an advanced…

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Thoughts on storks

The University of Brighton is leading a study to gauge the public’s views of the recent and ongoing reintroduction of the white stork in England. Anyone who lives in the UK and is aged 18 or above is invited to take part in this study by completing a short online questionnaire exploring their current awareness,…

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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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Dr Bhavik Patel

Think of Clearing as a ‘gateway of opportunity’

Ahead of A Level results day, the University of Brighton’s Professor Bhavik Patel – a former clearing student himself – says the process offers a chance to self-evaluate and choose a different direction. Students in England will find out their A Level results this Thursday (13 August), and although clearing is often looked at as…

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Keep moving forward – Clearing 2020

If you thought you knew where you were headed but you’re considering a change of direction, Clearing 2020 is the moment for you to take another look at your plans before you decide. We’re here to help you navigate your way through the Clearing process, check out our handy online guide and see which courses…

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Helena at graduation

How building scientific skills in Brighton led to a career in neuroscience in Barcelona

Helena Isla graduated from MRes Bioscience in 2018. She is now enjoying her job as a lab technician at Vall d’Hebron Hospital in Barcelona and is about to embark on her PhD. She took some time out to tell us about her experience of studying at Brighton and how it led to her current job….

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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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Dr Coican with Countryfile's Anita Rani

BBC’s Countryfile to feature Brighton research 

University of Brighton research which found high quantities of glass microfibres in oysters is to be a main feature in an episode of BBC One’s Countryfile, scheduled for this weekend. The groundbreaking research, which generated widespread publicity, could have significant impact on the oyster industry locally in Chichester Harbour where the study was carried out, as well as…

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