Geography, geology and environment at Brighton

What is Nature?

As Geographers we all have somewhat different working definitions of nature. One of our first year lectures introduces students to the idea there are different ideas depending on what your starting point is. And it introduces students to our staff in the process! Here are some of the responses to the question, ‘What is nature?’…

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Employability November: CV workshop

I’m Stuart Bullen, a Student Support and Guidance Tutor (SSGT). We’ve been running sessions to support those all-important employability skills and had a good turnout today for our CV workshop in Cockcroft, as part of ‘Employability November’. Our  enjoyed seeing students and working alongside Robert Prosser, the S.E.T. careers advisor. We saw a dozen students, who…

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Rewilding Sussex

Using species as the tools for conservation, not as the targets, was the take-home message delivered by Dr Chris Sandom of Rewilding Sussex in a recent talk given at the University of Brighton as part of a lunchtime seminar series. Rewilding is a new wildlife conservation paradigm that looks to revolutionise the way we live…

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Latin American Geography, Gender and Sexualities seminar

I’m Kath Browne and I lecture in human geography at Brighton, particularly looking at issues of social justice. I teach about how place matters to social exclusion and my research examines gender and sexual difference. In particular, in my research I look at how women and sexual/gender minorities are marginalized from everyday spaces and how…

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Employability November: insights from one of our graduates

As part of the School of Geography, Geology and the Environment’s ‘Employability November’ there was an excellent session last night from Sam Hackett, a University of Brighton BSc/MSc graduate, who is a consultant at Argyll Environmental. Sam spoke about his time at Brighton and his career since. Some top tips about CVs were part of…

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Day eight: Latin American Geography, Gender and Sexualities

Here’s my diary of my trip to Brazil to speak at a conference on geography, gender and sexualities. Fieldtrip Today we took a boat along the Madeira river which is a tributary of the Amazon river. We arrived at a remote village, only accessible by boat. We were greeted with a local shop and some buildings…

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Day seven: Latin American Geography, Gender and Sexualities

Here’s my diary of my trip to Brazil to speak at a conference on geography, gender and sexualities. Conference day four Alex Ratts opened the day by talking about gender, race and space and Black women’s movements in Brazil. She focused on two authors: Beatriz Nascimento who studied Black (Afro-Brazilian) histories which is now part…

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Day six: Latin American Geography, Gender and Sexualities

Here’s my diary of my trip to Brazil to speak at a conference on geography, gender and sexualities. Conference day three Today was focused on when who experienced multiple forms of exclusion. Sonia Beatrix Dos Santos explored health issues for Black women and the fight for the right to health in women’s issues in Brazil. The…

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Day five: Latin American Geography, Gender and Sexualities

Here’s my diary of my trip to Brazil to speak at a conference on geography, gender and sexualities. Conference day two A day packed full of exciting papers, some highlights were: The opening paper by Benhur Pinos Da Costa, which explored the history of sexualities internationally, but adding in Brazilian experiences. Finishing with a discussion…

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Day four: Latin American Geography, Gender and Sexualities

This is my diary of a recent trip to Brazil to speak at a conference on geography, gender and sexualities. Conference opening This was a very different conference opening for a number of reasons. Firstly it started with the national anthem sung by a local choir, who reappeared later to sing other songs from various…

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