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Join us for our summer open days

Get to know us at our summer online open days – from wherever you happen to be. We’re here to help and there will be loads to see and do. All of our events are taking place online at the moment – making it easier for you to get a sense of what it will…

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Book your place on a subject explorer

Join us for an introduction to what it is like to study a subject you are interested in at university. Our subject explorer events give you the chance to hear from a range of lecturers and current students from a variety of subject areas. Each event will consist of a short introductory talk covering how…

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Dr Natalie Edelman

Brighton researcher working to improve global research inclusivity and experience

Dr Natalie Edelman is pioneering use of trauma informed and resilience informed principles to improve inclusivity and the wellbeing of research participants. Dr Edelman – who is affiliated to the university’s Centre of Resilience for Social Justice – has dubbed this approach Trauma and Resilience Informed Research Principles and Practice (TRIRPP). It aims to improve…

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Leah Brown

My time at Brighton

Leah Brown studied on our Health Studies BSc(Hons) top-up degree. She tells us a bit about her time at Brighton and what she has been up to since she graduated. “I chose the University of Brighton as it was one of the few Universities that offered the top-up degree course. The fact that it was…

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Fresh start for February 2021?

There’s still time to start your masters degree with us this academic year as a selection of our degrees are available to start in February 2021. Our health courses offer a core research-related module as the basis of your degree, with the option to choose an academic route that is best suited to your professional…

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Time for action on vitamin D

A study by the University of Brighton and Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) has found that more needs to be done to prevent vitamin D deficiency in care home residents, as the public is reminded to take the supplement this winter. The article for the British Medical Journal (BMJ) Nutrition, Prevention & Health, written…

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Professor Angie Hart

Can fighting for what you believe in through community projects improve mental health?

Encouraging young people who face major challenges to take part in community projects may be as successful or even more so in improving their mental health than traditional services. The University of Brighton is leading a £100,000 research project ‘young people’s activism’ and is working alongside youth researchers who have themselves experienced mental health issues….

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Our online summer schools are open for bookings

Our online summer schools are free, open to sixth form and college students, and offer the opportunity to get a real feel for what it’s like to study a subject you love at university. Summer schools normally take place on campus but this year we are taking them online, from 14-17 July. Students will get…

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What did we get right in the fight against COVID-19?

Research is needed to evaluate what worked well in response to the pandemic to ensure the successes can be sustained for future use. That’s the view of Dr Theo Fotis, Principal Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences and Assistant Director of the Centre for Secure Intelligent and Usable Systems. Speaking during a webinar on…

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Gender equality award

The School of Health Sciences, School of Art and School of Media have achieved Bronze awards from Advance HE’s Athena SWAN Charter in recognition of their commitment to gender equality. The Athena SWAN charter seeks to promote gender equality, representation and progression within higher education and research. A Bronze award recognises the steps that the Schools have…

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