BA Media and Environmental Communication Students -Welcome!!

We would like to welcome you onto the BA (Hons) Media and Environmental Communication course and invite you to explore the course blog. Some of your peers have written helpful posts about Brighton, your new home!, and why it is the perfect place for green minds to flourish.  I have been living in Brighton for over three years now and…

Climate, Oceans and Coastal Communities Conference (FREE event)

Save the date! On October the 10th, the University of Brighton is hosting a free conference aiming to understand environmental, economic and social consequences of global warming and climate change among coastal communities, at global and local level. Organised by the Centre for Aquatic United Environments (University of Brighton), Sussex Wildlife Trust and United Nations Association (London and South East),…

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From Seven Dials to Montreal: my MEC journey so far

I’ve now graduated from Media and Environmental Communication BA (Hons), but this is only the beginning of my academic journey and I continue to consider myself a MEC advocate. If you’ve seen me at a University of Brighton Open Day, you’ll know that my enthusiasm for the course is borderline obsessive. However, I truly believe that in the current social,…

About the Course

With the growth of technology and internet use, the media has become central to the ways in which environmental issues are communicated to and understood by the public, on a local and global scale. Whether through photographs, documentaries, advertising or news articles, we are made aware of the challenges that face our planet like never before. Scientists, environmental organisations, businesses…

An environmental mind: learning and flourishing in Brighton city

  If you’re considering studying Media and Environmental Communication BA (Hons) at University of Brighton, you’re probably already aware of the city’s student-attracting features. From the beach and its infamous pier to nightlife and culture for all tastes and interests, it’s no surprise that in recent years Brighton has been dubbed ‘the best student city in the UK’ and, more…

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‘But what does media have to do with geography?’

Alas, this is not the first time I’ve heard this question – nor will it be the last, I’m sure – yet I still fight the urge to roll my eyes and hibernate under a blanket whenever I am asked it. The short answer is, in fact, everything; media, that is, mediated information which we consume and reproduce every day,…

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