Biology, ecology and biomedical science at Brighton

University of Brighton biosciences blog

Shantel looking into microscope

My placement experience at University Hospitals Sussex Pathology East

How I felt starting my placement and the advice I would give to others My placement was in the Cellular Pathology department at University Hospitals Sussex Pathology East. When I started I felt excited to have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills gained from the first two years of studying Biomedical Science BSc(Hons)…

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Student Charlotte, standing next to a tall plant outside

Habitat Summer Placement

About me If you’ve found your way to this blog, I can only assume but also hope that you have somewhat of an interest in plants, even if that interest is but a seed for now. To you, I introduce myself as Charlotte Williams, a 2nd year student studying Ecology and Conservation with an unstoppable…

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Abbie with a duck

Getting a head start on your career

Abbie Hobbs graduated in Ecology and Conservation in January 2022. Read her story…. As a very recent Ecology and Conservation BSc graduate, I am sharing how a slightly unusual path through my course gave me a head start on my career. I started my undergraduate course in 2016 and really enjoyed the wide-ranging content, from…

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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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lake with grassy bank

Autumn colours

Since my last blog I have been keeping very busy! Autumn is a busy season for the FSC, here at Malham Tarn we have had multiple A-level groups, GCSE groups, University groups and more. I have been supporting the tutors in grassland ecology field sessions, helping to learn about various surveys techniques, plant identification and more. This has…

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Nadine outdoors

Portfolio training on placement

Nadine is studying on our Biomedical Science BSc(Hons) and is currently on placement. We caught up with her to find out more about it… How did you hear about and apply for your placement? I contacted many different hospitals asking if they did Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) portfolio training as many do not advertise…

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Seni

Finding the perfect placement

We first spoke to Seniz during her second year of studying on our Ecology and Conservation BSc(Hons). And caught up with her more recently to find out if she managed to find a placement playing to her interests in ecology and education. I heard about my placement from my placement officer, who sent many different…

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