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Seven Sisters - Our work in Nairobi

Jul

26

 
While in Nairobi the Seven Sisters carried out some recruitment work on behalf of the school and university. This work included a University of Sussex Open Day within the Uniserv Education offices, a ...

Reflections on an incredible experience in Kenya

Jul

21

 
A week ago today, the Seven Sisters touched down at Heathrow after what I think we would all agree was a wonderful, challenging, intense, colourful, thought-provoking, humbling 16 days in Kenya. The m...

Seven Sisters take on Mount Kenya!

Jul

21

 
Around mid morning on Friday, we began our climb of Mount Kenya from Sirimon Gate (2650 metres ASL). We walked for 4 hours, uphill, on a tarmac path. At first we were all very warm from the hot blazin...

Update from our student mountaineers in Kenya!

Jun

30

 
After an early start and a long flight, we finally arrived in Kenya yesterday evening at 22.00 local time. Today we've travelled from our hotel in Nairobi to Nanyuki where we're staying in Simbas Lodg...

Good morning from Kenya!

Jun

29

 
Our first morning and a big buffet breakfast for us. Strange birds outside the rooms kept some of us awake last night. We are staying in a hotel near the airport and after this huge breakfast we are...

Seven Sisters in Kenya

Jun

28

 
So today is the big day for the Seven Sisters, we are travelling to Kenya to embark on a little team challenge… climbing Mount Kenya! Let me rewind a bit, so the Seven Sisters refers to a team...

Pesticides in “Bee-Friendly” flowers

Jun

01

 
Take a walk around your local garden centre and you will see a mouth-watering display of gorgeous plants on display. You might note that some are specifically labelled as bee or pollinator friendly, w...

Short Burst Activities in Lectures Part 1. Herd Immunity

May

15

 
Short Burst Activities – Introduction. My teaching philosophy is that the most effective teaching fosters an active participation in learning and in my roles as a University professor and as a ...

Are neonicotinoids killing birds (part 2)

Mar

29

 
This article will make more sense if you read my previous blog first! In a recent online article NFU’s Dr Chris Hartfield is quoted as saying: “Dave Goulson’s theories about neo...

Are neonicotinoids killing birds?

Mar

07

 
Philip Lymbery, chief executive of Compassion in World Farming, has just launched his new book “Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were.” In it, he suggests that neonicotinoid insecticides m...

Are robotic bees the future?

Feb

07

 
There have been a number of scientific papers published in recent years discussing the possibility of building miniature flying robots to replace bees and pollinate crops. Clumsy prototypes have ...

On neonicotinoids and impartiality in scientific research.

Jan

16

 
Last week my group posted online a lengthy review of new evidence (post 2013) relating to the possible risks posed by neonicotinoid insecticides to the environment: “The Environmental Risks of...

How Digital Technology Is Shaping The Corporate World

Oct

25

 
An insider view of technology’s effect on business -Digital & You Event Last Tuesday saw a range of companies from all over Mid Sussex join together at a local exhibition to discover way...

Will the UK retain the neonicotinoid moratorium post-Brexit?

Oct

14

 
A couple of weeks ago the Society of Chemical Industry held a meeting in London to discuss “Are neonicotinoids killing bees?” As you might guess from the name of the people organising it, ...

Appear in our online prospectus!

Sep

21

 
Future students are keen to see what it’s really like to study at Sussex. And the best way for them to find out is to show them what current students get up to – and for that, we need help...

“Bee Informed” – but not by this propaganda

Apr

26

 
Pop in to your local Homebase, find the long aisles where the plethora of garden pesticides are arrayed, and you will now find glossy leaflets prominently displayed with a picture of a bumblebee on...

Are you making use of your web space?

Apr

13

 
Did you know that anyone with a Sussex ITS username can set up a personal website on the University’s servers..? Look – I did it. Take a look, as it gives some suggestions as to what...

A Look at Linux … part 1

Mar

02

 
Q: What do Amazon, this fridge and the Hadron collider have in common? A: They’re all run on Linux. We all know that one person, right? That one person who has more computers than they ...

PA55W0rDs ar3 Ch@ng!ng

Feb

26

 
The wisdom is simple; a strong password is a long password (and more rhyming fun later in the post). That’s why, from February 24 2016, new ITS passwords created must be ten characters or m...

Tweet Tweet

Feb

15

 
Harness the power of the little blue bird As I see it, there are two ways to use Twitter at uni. For arguments’ sake, I’m going to name one the student life approach, and the other the...
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