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How to choose what to study at university – my story!

Hello, my name is Jess and I am studying Social Science at the University of Brighton. Deciding what to study and choosing a degree at university can often feel overwhelming for many, which is completely normal and understandable. There are many pathways that prospective students will follow. For example, I knew from a very young…

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Why I decided to become an Inclusive Practice Partner

What is the Inclusive Practice Partners (IPP) Scheme? The Inclusive Practice Partners Scheme is a collaboration between students and academic staff at the University of Brighton. It is a programme that aims to diversify and decolonise the curriculum and pedagogy within higher education. What this essentially means is that students work alongside staff to produce a list…

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Choosing a course in Clearing – how I did it

I didn’t apply to university as I intended to take a gap year – I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to study so planned to take a year out to think about it. I changed my mind a few weeks before results day so I started researching and narrowed down a few courses and…

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Lenka in nurse uniform

I chose Brighton because nursing is my dream job!

Since I was a child, I was always attracted to and fascinated by healthcare. I loved hospitals and medical terminology and I admired everybody working in that field. My life journey though took me elsewhere and I became a language teacher instead. However, reconsidering my career options during a long maternity break, I was drawn…

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Going to university as a mature student – why I did it

I can’t pretend that I didn’t feel a bit uncertain the day I went back to university as a mature student. I’d given up my job in a charity, which was a comfortable and worthwhile role, to embark on a PhD in History. Was I mad to take such a leap of faith? Writing three…

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Transitioning from student to graduate

This blog post is about how I am transitioning from finishing my degree to getting a job. I will be sharing some of the ways that I was successful in securing a full-time teaching job, which I start in just over a months’ time! I cannot believe that I am coming to the end of…

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I chose Brighton for the integrated foundation year!

I chose Brighton as it offered me a route into higher education with the course I wanted to pursue.  My A-level results were not great and as a result I didn’t get into university the first time to study sports science. I spent the next couple of months looking at all my options. My mum came up with a list of the top ten jobs that…

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Earning money over the last year

The pandemic has left many students wondering about financial income, specifically due to many places having to furlough workers to help prevent the spread of the virus. However, there are opportunities available specifically at Brighton University to help with earning money whilst studying remotely. Before the pandemic I was able to attend my part time…

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How I’ve earnt money at uni

Hi everyone, I hope you are doing well! Today’s blog post is all about how I have earnt money whilst studying at university. This has been particularly difficult with the pandemic, but I have still managed to earn money and I hope the things I discuss will give you some ideas! Firstly, I have been…

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