Biology, ecology and biomedical science at Brighton

University of Brighton biosciences blog

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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Smart on Sugar

We are the first university in the country to launch a campaign to cut sugar consumption – and are being backed by Jamie Oliver. The renowned chef, who launched the Sugar Smart drive, has sent staff and students a message of support as the university joins with Brighton & Hove City Council in its Sugar…

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Stay Curious

The beginning of university can be daunting. A fresh start is filled with unknown possibilities which makes it exciting but also nerve-racking. My university experience began in the middle of September as I thought it best to give myself a good month to move out and settle into a new city. Unfortunately, I was unable…

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Biological Sciences at Brighton

Third year Biological Sciences BSc(Hons) student, Steven Purnell, tells us more about studying here Biological Sciences is a diverse topic, ranging from biomedical modules to ecology and optional geology/ geography modules. Most of your module choices will be optional, meaning you can pick and choose the topics you are most interested in. The Brighton teaching…

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My Brighton experience

Nadin Fahallah tells us about her experience of being a Biological Sciences BSc(Hons) student here. I visited the university on an open day and fell in love with the campus – it was nice, welcoming and not as big and intimidating as the other universities I had visited. I also found the laboratory facilities very…

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