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.
A commitment to promote the careers of women has won the University of Brighton’s School of Environment and Technology (SET) a national award.
SET has received a Bronze Award from the Equality Challenge Unit’s Athena SWAN Charter which was established in 2005 to encourage efforts to advance women’s careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research.
Environmental Sciences BSc(Hons) graduate Karen Bowles tells us why choosing the University of Brighton was one of the best decisions she has made, and where her career has taken her since she graduated.
Professor Andrew Church, Professor of Geography and Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise), was part of the global team of 50 environmental experts who launched four regional assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services that cover the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Africa, as well as Europe and Central Asia
Undergraduate Geography BSc (Hons) student Ellie Crabbe (currently on placement at GE Aviation) had the fantastic opportunity of joining lecturer Dr Annie Ockelford on a research trip to the Cascades National Park in America over the summer.
Graduate schemes are a fantastic way to enter the industry of your choice. Recent graduate Jaide Hartridge got in touch to let us know what she’s been up to since qualifying last year with a first-class degree in Environmental Sciences.
To mark International Women’s Day in 2018 we are celebrating the achievements of just some of the academics working here at Brighton.
Our Women of Impact web feature demonstrates how our academic staff are achieving great things, working on the complex challenges facing society, educating and inspiring the next generation and making an impact in communities. The varied and diverse career journeys illustrate the huge range of talent that we welcome at the University of Brighton.
As part of a module on exploration geology, third year geology students went to the Sheepcote valley landfill site to practice field techniques in environmental geophysics. The exercise involved using ground electrical conductivity, changes in the Earth’s magnetic field and natural radiation to map out the boundaries of the buried site.