Biosciences at Brighton

University of Brighton biosciences blog

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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Top Award for Professor Faragher

Professor Richard Faragher has received Britain’s highest award for services to gerontology. Richard Faragher, Professor of Biogerontology,  and first British President of the American Aging Association, has received the highest honour of the British Society for Research on Ageing (BSRA); the Lord Cohen of Birkenhead Medal for services to gerontology.  The BSRA is the oldest…

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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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Festival of chemistry

More than 90 students from 24 schools will take part in the Salters’ Festival of Chemistry here at the University of Brighton later this month. The 11 to 13-year-olds will take part in hands-on, practical events including a ‘murder mystery’ which will involve students using their analytical chemistry skills. There will also be a ‘University…

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Discovering new antibiotics

Scientists at the University of Brighton are working with a team in South Korea on research that could lead to the development of new antibiotics. Just weeks after Prime Minister David Cameron called for a worldwide cut in the unnecessary use of antibiotics and rewards for drug companies which develop new medicines to fight drug-resistant…

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Do you need some help with job hunting?

Student Services are offering their annual ’Transform Your Life’ two day graduate employability course. ‘Transform Your Life’ 2 day University of Brighton graduate employability course Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 June 2016 This course is particularly suited to any final year students or graduates who may be finding the next stage of their career rather…

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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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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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Blue blood helps keeps the Queen fit

Elizabeth II has a good chance of being healthier than one of her average subjects because of her high-class. The Queen, as she celebrates her 90th birthday tomorrow (21 April), like most women 85 and over, would normally expect to be six and ten times more likely than men to have rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis and…

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