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In our weekly podcast, we catch up with staff and students from across the university to hear about their work, projects and research.
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A panel of academics, supervisors and students debunk myths about it being difficult to start a PhD - and simplify the process for anyone thinking about doing one. Find out more at  PANEL: Adora Udechukwu, final year PhD student Dr Ioannis Pantelidis, Director of Doctoral Studies Dr Adeze Okoye, PhD supervisor with the law group. Dr Kay Aranda, research coordinator for the School of Health Sciences Transcript:
In the second part of our special pod, University Alliance chair (and our VC) Professor Debra Humphris and CEO Vanessa Wilson talk about the importance of universities in the UK’s Covid recovery. View a rough transcript:
In the first of a two-part special, Vice-Chancellor Professor Debra Humphris and chair of University Alliance joins the group’s CEO Vanessa Wilson to discuss Covid-19 and how universities have coped. View a rough transcript:
LGBT History Month

LGBT History Month


University of Brighton staff members Dr Nick McGlynn, Sarah Pickett and Sam Oliver join us to mark and celebrate LGBT History Month, sharing their personal stories and thoughts. Rough, automated transcript:



Brighton Students’ Union Vice President Activities, Meg Donovan, and events manager Amellia Brown look ahead to Re|Freshers, which kicks off on Monday 8 February. We discuss what’s coming up, and how you can get involved. Find out more at
The university's Head of Student Wellbeing, Patt Wrangles, joins us to discuss the support students have access to remotely, and what to do if you you need help. Find out more online:
Recorded pre-lockdown, our nutritionist discusses Veganuary, healthy eating, and how to stick to early year challenges we may have set ourselves.
Senior Lecturer in the History of Art and Design Dr Charlotte Nicklas discusses the influence Victorians had on our modern Christmas.
With Christmas around the corner, the Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Screen Media talks about her research on filmmaker John Hughes - creator of festive favourites including Home Alone. Find out more about Holly's book, Mainstream Maverick: John Hughes and New Hollywood Cinema.
Dr Daniel Burdsey, Deputy Head of School for research in the School of Sport and Service Management, discusses racism in football and his new book, Racism and English Football: For Club and Country. Find out more about Dan's book.
Brighton CCA

Brighton CCA


To celebrate Brighton CCA turning one, we look back at the first year and ahead to the next with Artistic Director Ben Roberts and Programme Director Polly Wright. Find out more about Brighton CCA.
US election reaction

US election reaction


To analyse the US election and Joe Biden's victory over Donald Trump, we've assembled an expert team from the School of Humanities to look back over an eventful week and a half - and what's going to happen next. Dr Jon Watson, Course Leader for BA Critical History, Dr Andy Knott, Course Leader MA Philosophy and Politics, and Dr Robin Dunford, Course Leader for MA Globalisation: Politics, Conflict and Human Rights join Richard Newman to discuss the state of play.
As England enters another Covid-19 lockdown, Principal Lecturer and virologist Dr Sarah Pitt returns to the podcast to answer your questions on the virus.  Dr Pitt address questions on vaccines, infection rates and much more.
The Principal Lecturer and Lead for Planning and Admissions in the School of Education discusses training as a teacher, the unique rewards the profession brings and why Brighton is the option for you. Find out more about the School of Education and Teacher Training at Brighton.
Dr Aristea Fotopoulou

Dr Aristea Fotopoulou


Dr Aristea Fotopoulou, UKRI Innovation Fellow/AHRC Leadership Fellow and Postgraduate Research coordinator in the School of Media discusses her ART / DATA / HEALTH research project, which uses creative material for health and wellbeing. Dr Fotopoulou talks in depth about Shielding and 104 Days Later, which are both part of the online Brighton Fringe. 
Dr Marlon Moncrieffe, Senior Lecturer in the School of Education joins us to discuss the importance of teaching black British history in schools and his new book, 'Decolonising the History Curriculum: Euro-centrism and Primary Schooling'. Dr Moncrieffe also updates us on his Black British Champions in Cycling project, which has had major media interest around the world and is about to be expanded to look at the experiences of black champions around the globe. Read Dr Moncrieffe's article for the Conversation on race, cycling and the Tour de France.
Dr Christian Hogsbjerg

Dr Christian Hogsbjerg


Historian Dr Christian Hogsbjerg, Lecturer in Critical History and Politics, discusses decolonising the curriculum, Caribbean history, how race and empire impacted on British identity, politics, society and culture - and much more.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Debra Humphris joins us in the latest podcast to discuss the new academic year, the changes put in place due to Covid-19, the future of the sector and much more.
Brighton Students' Union Vice-President Activities Meg Donovan, Chief Executive Laura Greenwood-Pearsons and Events Manager Amellia Brown join us to discuss the online Freshers 2020, wellbeing support for students and the benefits of joining a society. Claim your official wristband.
Return to Campus

Return to Campus


Ahead of the new academic year, three of the key people behind planning for a return to campus detail the changes in place during the coronavirus pandemic for all students and staff. Sarah Hogg, Director of Student Operations and Support, Andrew Knight, Deputy Director of Occupational Safety and Health and Neil Smith, Assistant Director Estates and Facilities Management join Richard Newman to discuss what you need to know. To find out more visit our Learning and Living 2020 site.
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