Engineering

Engineering at the University of Brighton

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Brighton students make clean sweep of scholarships with global technology firm

Students from the University of Brighton have been awarded all three annual scholarships offered by a leading Brighton-based global technology company. Each year, Paxton– a global leader in access control systems – offers three scholarships of £10,000 plus a three-month paid internship to university students studying STEM subjects at either University of Brighton or University…

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Blue sky thinking: new Brighton degree option will let students learn to fly

A new aeronautics degree option at University of Brighton will truly encourage blue sky thinking by giving students the chance of learning to fly. Starting this September, the University has teamed up with FTA Global Flight School at Brighton City (Shoreham) Airport to provide a Private Pilot Studies option on both its BEng (Hons) Aeronautical…

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Challenge to design, build and fire a water rocket

To kick start a project to design and build a water rocket, our first-year engineering students took a trip to Wild Park to see some live test firing. With some final year students helping lecturers to lead the session, it was a great opportunity for the project students to see different water rocket designs in…

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Chris Stafford at the STEM poster exhibition

Brighton researcher puts Britain’s science future on parliamentary display

University early career researcher Chris Stafford has showcased his work to UK parliamentarians in the  STEM For Britain annual poster exhibition. Dr Stafford is a Research Fellow in the University of Brighton’s world-renowned Advanced Engineering Centre, and was among a group of rising young scientists chosen as finalists in the STEM For Britain competition. This asks entrants to…

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Investigating a sustainable technology solution to help reduce global warming

Gerard Assoumou is part of one of the project teams working in the STEP lab. The project is the major team project, part of his final year Aeronautical Engineering MEng studies. Gerard tells us how he got involved in STEP lab and what the project he is working on is all about, as well as…

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Engineering offers flexibility, innovation and fresh ideas

Second year mechanical engineering student George Diamantopoulos has recently joined the STEP lab. In his first post for the blog he tells us about engineering at Brighton and how he get involved with STEP lab. We’ll find out more about his project and what he enjoys about student life at Brighton next time. I chose…

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Engineering students STEP into sustainable technology projects

Engineering students have created a supportive community to help each other to improve and build the skills they’ll need to be ready for their future engineering career. Welcome to STEP lab (Sustainable Technology and Engineering Projects). This exciting, collaborative, project-based way of working is open to all of our engineering students. Led by the students…

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A flying visit for our aeronautical engineering students

Our aeronautical engineering students enjoyed a flying visit to a professional aviation pilot training centre recently! FTA Global, based locally at Shoreham Airport, talked students from across all aeronautical engineering year groups about routes to becoming a private pilot, or even a professional career pilot as an option after completing their aeronautical engineering studies. The…

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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…

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Brighton researcher floating in zero gravity

Brighton research team go weightless in latest space research project

A University of Brighton team has carried out a set of experiments flying over France on parabolic flights that create weightless conditions similar to space. The weightless effect is achieved flying a series of steep upward and downward manoeuvres which can be compared to riding a rollercoaster with a total drop of 3km (10,000 feet)!…

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