Biology, ecology and biomedical science at Brighton

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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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lake with cloud reflection

Field Council placement weeks three and five

Up on a hill in the Yorkshire Dales… I am feeling at home and enjoying every moment in this beautiful landscape, each day is a learning opportunity and a chance to appreciate what is around me. Driving here we passed rolling hills, cross-crossed with dry stone walls and speckled with various species of sheep and…

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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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University of Brighton leads drive to boost BAME student organ donation

Researchers and students have teamed up for a project to tackle shortages in relation to blood and organ donation in BAME communities across the UK. With the help of funding from NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), Simonne Weeks (Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science) and Rebecca Craig (Senior Lecturer in Nursing) have overseen a project with…

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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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woman giving cpr to a dummy

Starting my adventure – weeks one and two

Training weeks at FSC Millport Arriving to the island of Great Cumbrae by the ferry and a short bus journey, with tall sandstone cliffs covered with ferns to the left and a calm Scottish sea channel to the right of me, brought me to my home away from home for the next two weeks. And…

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Meghann Creffield

University of Brighton graduate wins Apprenticeship award for innovation in patient care during a pandemic

Biomedical Science Degree Apprenticeship graduate, Meghann Creffield, won the award for Outstanding Contribution by an Apprentice to an Employer, at the Brighton and Hove Apprenticeships Awards, after being nominated by the Royal Sussex County Hospital pathology department where she works. As part of her degree apprenticeship, Meghann was tasked with designing an innovative project which…

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abandoned boat

Brighton researchers create workshop for Shoreham Port Sustainability Week

Dr Corina Ciocan and Dr Mary Gearey are running a workshop on 9 September, revealing the ocean pollution caused by decaying fibreglass boats. The Oceanic Pollution workshop on Thursday 9 September at 11am is free, but those keen to attend are asked to register beforehand to discover cutting-edge investigations now taking place into a significant…

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Two students using river equipment

Visiting a multitude of habitats on our doorstep

Our Ecology and Conservation students were out and about in our local area at the end of term to maximise their field trip opportunities. They visited different locations, looking at a multitude of habitats, gaining hands on experience of techniques used by ecologists and looking at a range of species identification. All on our doorstep,…

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three people in the lab

Brighton medical school is top UK institution in global university rankings

Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) is the highest-ranked UK institution in the latest Times Higher Education Young University World Rankings. The Brighton medical school is also the only UK institution in the global top 50, coming in at number 44 on a list of 475 universities spread around 68 countries. It is the fourth…

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