The perfect job for Lois

A University of Brighton graduate has landed what many would consider the perfect job – working on a sandy beach in the Seychelles, swimming in the Indian Ocean and based at a luxury resort.

Lois Nippard graduated from the University last summer in Earth and Ocean Science BSc(Hons) and has been working for the past four months for WiseOceans, the marine conservation and education company.

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Exploring Environmental Challenges

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Young students will be allowed to build water filters, investigate the structure of rocks, measure the quality of the air they breathe and even build their own glacier.

The hands-on experiences are being offered by University of Brighton scientists at the South of England Showground this week.

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Undergrad research shows impact of microplastic on mussels

Microplastics were present in all of 188 mussel samples in the River Ouse, a new study by Megan Fitzpatrick, a final year Geography BA(Hons)  student here at the University of Brighton.

Megan, who is in her final year, undertook the field research for her dissertation project. And along with Dr Corina Ciocan gave her expert view of the microplastic polution problem in a BBC South East news item.

She described the results of her work as “very shocking” and warned about the dangers facing humans who eat Sussex shellfish.

Megan carried out her investigation at Piddinghoe in the Lewes district, a site known for its poor water quality.

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