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​Things to avoid doing in first year

Mar

05

 
Avoid annoying your housemates and other students Stealing food- a big no when you don't know your housemates that well. Watching a housemate having to Sharpie a line of where their milk was at th...

Encouraging Children to Act Out!

Mar

03

 
In addition to aging and dementia, the Rusted Lab is curious about the development of children and how it compares to the aging process later on in life. Molly Berenhaus, a second year PhD student and...

Integrating Muslims

Mar

02

 
In his 19th January letter to 1,000 mosque leaders, the UK communities secretary Eric Pickles asks how belief in Islam can be part of British identity – an acknowledgement by the government that...

Bright Sparks Weekend 2015

Feb

25

 
On February 14th and 15th, the Ageing and Dementia Group took their knowledge and favourite experimental tasks to Hove Park Upper School for the Bright Sparks Weekend. The Bright Sparks weekend includ...

Taking Science To The Public: thank you to the Brighton Science Festival

Feb

25

 
Taking Science To The Public: thank you to the Brighton Science Festival Wow – The Brighton Science Festival does it again! Another fantastic event for families at the Brighton Science Festival...

Next generation of dementia scientists to explore genetic risk of Alzheimer’s

Feb

19

 
A gene that increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by up to 10 times will be the focus of a new research centre at the University of Sussex launched today (Thursday 5 February). Funded by Al...

Crop yields higher than ever without neonics

Feb

16

 
In the run up to the vote on a EU-wide moratorium on use of neonicotinoids on flowering crops, which came about because of a growing body of scientific evidence that they were doing significant harm t...

The Ageing and Dementia Group take Eyes, Genes and Brains to Brighton Science Festival

Feb

13

 
This weekend a group of academics from the Ageing and Dementia Group, School of Psychology at Sussex University will be getting involved at the Bright Sparks weekend as part of Brighton’s Sci...

A guide to the Internet for students

Feb

12

 
Netflix As a student, Netflix is 'bae'. It's the first thing you think about when you wake up in the morning and the last thing you think about at night (slight exaggeration/true analysis of my obses...

Taking Science to the public - last minute planning

Feb

12

 
Preparing public engagement for the Brighton Science Festival Bright Sparks event T minus 2 days. Time to check that everything is in place. Last minute list: 1. Purchase of strawberries for the ...

Letter to the Independent re Eric Pickles letter and MCB's initiative

Feb

03

 
Mine is the third letter: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/letters-now-for-the-next-round-of-islamist-revenge-10019774.html?origin=internalSearch Published in The Independent on 3rd Fe...

Three bouts of bad luck and a party to celebrate

Jan

31

 
So this week, I had my fair share of bad luck. First, I smashed my long serving phone's screen getting out of my car whilst parking on campus this week and had to fork out £100 to replace it. Th...

A Cup of Tea with Milk in Downtown Cairo — Introducing our Data Management Assistant, Hadeer El Shafie

Jan

30

 
Cities are like us: They have moods. This is how I’ve always experienced Cairo. I have had the privilege to spend the majority of my childhood years in Cairo, with many, many days spent with ...

Second term of second year

Jan

28

 
Where did Christmas go? The Christmas holiday was blissful, not having any exams to revise for, thank god for assessed essays.. It took a while to get back into living at home, feeling bad for waking ...

How to not just survive, but to enjoy your PhD Viva

Jan

28

 
A few months ago I wrote a post about What it is like to do a PhD. I was then nearing towards submitting my PhD thesis for examination and starting to think about the final examination, a PhD Viva. ...

Taking Science To The Public Is Addictive - Time-line for the planning of the public engagement activity “DNA detectives” at the Brighton Science Festival.

Jan

26

 
Taking Science To The Public Is Addictive - Time-line for the planning of the public engagement activity “DNA detectives” at the Brighton Science Festival T minus 12 months. Informal disc...

Biodiversity v Intensive Farming; Has Farming Lost its Way?

Jan

16

 
[This blog was posted as a guest blog on the Journal of Animal Ecology website, 16 Jan 2015, duplicated here for those that check my Uni blog] Modern intensive farming produces plentiful, cheap food ...

Confessions of a wannabe QC part 9

Jan

06

 
Suddenly, things got very real. It's like someone just turned up the gas underneath the saucepan I call 'The Bar' and now, things are moving so fast. It's 2015, the holidays seemed to pass by in such ...

‘IT’S NOW MY TURN!’: ETHICAL CHALLENGES IN FOCUS GROUP DISCUSSION (FGD) ENVIRONMENTS by Anne Kirori

Jan

05

 
During one of my many field visits to XXX School in Nairobi, I had an interesting experience. I thought it better to share and get opinions from the others who get a chance to read this. As part of a ...

GUEST POST: The Politics of Decay in a Nairobi Council Estate by Constance Smith

Dec

22

 
The Politics of Decay in a Nairobi Council Estate On 14 May this year, an article appeared in the Nairobi News with the headline “In Comes Chinese Money, Out Go Eastlands Estates”. The ar...