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Home from home: an intern’s view of the University of Brighton (long read)

I’m Aderonke Ademola, and I study Sociology and Criminology at Warwick University. This summer I took part in the 10,000 Black Interns programme at the University of Brighton.

Dave Howarth

What is it like studying Social Work at University of Brighton?

I’m a mature student at university I started university straight after doing an Access course, so the transition was fine, although it is a step up to degree-level. The lecturers and my tutor have been very supportive, while making the expectations clear, so I know where I stand, what is expected of me and what…

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What’s it like studying Games Art and Design at Brighton?

The idea of making a game seemed amazing! I chose games art and design as I am interested in 3D design as well as the process of designing environments and characters. The bonus is being able to play games as research! As a mature student I have already tried some career choices. I did photography…

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Blended learning – finding the right balance for me!

Since the new academic year started in September, there’s been even more changes to the way teaching is being approached. After adjusting to online teaching for almost an entire year, the chance to return to campus offers so many new possibilities, and the chance to experience a much more rewarding University student life. Studying and…

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Abeer smiling at the camera with her graduation certificate!

Change begins gradually and it starts with us

For most students, academia being “male, pale, and stale” is not a new concept. Our society is heavily influenced by outdated Eurocentrism due to decades of global colonialism. These outdated concepts no longer reflect the world we live and work in, which is why we must eliminate them from our classrooms. The Inclusive Practice Partnership…

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University student walking in Brighton pavilion gardens after getting into university through Clearing

How to make your course as stress-free as possible

Being a first-generation student, I had no idea what to expect of university life. So it was my consistent passion for curiosity and ethical thinking that led me to apply for the Philosophy, Politics and Ethics course at the University of Brighton. Adjusting to university level study Going into university, I was startled by how…

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Improving my curriculum – while being a current student!

Hi! My name’s Emmanuel and I’m a third-year Pharmacy student. I’m part of the Inclusive Practice Partnership (IPP) Scheme focusing on working alongside department leaders in decolonising the curriculum.    Why apply for the Inclusive Practice Partnership Scheme? After seeing the post for this role, I knew I had to be a part of it….

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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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The graffiti that inspired Tim to make a change

Inclusive practice enhances my studies and my future!

What is the Inclusive Practice Partnerships Scheme? The Inclusive Practice Partnerships (IPP) Scheme is a collaborative, student-staff partnership that is developing a more inclusive curriculum for the University of Brighton. The scheme focuses on the representation of racial, ethnic and cultural identities in module content and how it is delivered across the university. Recommendations are…

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