Biology, ecology and biomedical science at Brighton

University of Brighton biosciences blog

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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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Groups of students on a trip to Wilderness Woods

Venturing into the wilderness

Wilderness Woods is just 25 minutes from our Moulsecoomb campus and a great place for our Biological Sciences students to get out and about and put theory into practice. Third year student, Hattie, told us about a recent trip, and life as a student at Brighton. “Wilderness Woods was a great place to visit and…

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Seniz sitting on a wall

My first few months on placement

Every year more students are joining ecology courses, and so I find it is important they get the guidance and advice they need. So, I do hope whatever field you are in if it’s ecology, biology, or biomedical science you can appreciate how enriching experiences like this are. So, throw yourself into writing that CV…

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Are you looking for a STEM placement year or summer internship for 2022?

The STEM Placement & Internship Team are here to help! We advertise lots of fantastic paid opportunities for STEM students and we’re here to help you every step of the way! You’ll find all the latest roles by logging on to Careers Connect We support you with: Finding what you want to apply for Writing CV/cover…

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My placement at Custom Pharma Services

Biomedical Science BSc(Hons) student Nareman Abbud is on a placement with Custom Pharma Services as a Proposal Writer. They explain what it’s like getting onto a placement, the application and interview process, the placement itself, and the personal and professional impact it’s had on them.

A dolphin jumping out of the sea

My research internship with dolphins!

After applying and securing the seven-week research internship for Sea Watch Foundation (SWF) at the start of the year, in September 2021, I headed to New Quay. New Quay is in West Wales (not Cornwall!) which was a new discovery for me! Sea Watch Foundation are a marine conservation charity that work nationally collecting data…

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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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Brighton academic spotlights water pollution reporting failings

Pioneering research by Dr Sarah Purnell on flaws in water and sewerage company pollution reporting has been published in a leading global journal. The study published in the journal PLOS ONE by Dr Purnell – a Principal Research Fellow in the School of Applied Sciences – marks the first external analysis of nationwide pollution incident…

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Preparing for your career

As a Brighton student we’ll help you to get as much as you can out of your time with, so that you can go on to find – or to create – work that excites and rewards you. Our careers team are there to offer advice throughout your time at Brighton and after you graduate…

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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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