Geography, geology and environment at Brighton

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Your work and career

We’ll help you to get as much as you can out of your time here, so that you can go on to find – or create – work that excites and rewards you.

Employability skills, career planning and professional practice are embedded in each of our courses. And with accredited courses, the option of a professional placement year, and field experience you’ll have a professional advantage when you graduate.

Student stories

Read more about how some of our students have developed their employability:

Placements

Placements are a great way to build your confidence, get work experience, earn some money and help decide what career path you want to take. Our friendly staff in the placements office are on hand to help.

Find out more on the placement blog.

Volunteering

Students volunteering for Moulsecoomb Forest Garden and Wildlife projectBy choosing the Community Engagement module as a geography or environment student, you can undertake practical projects with local community and voluntary organisations as part of your course, with organisations such as the Green Centre in Brighton or the Moulsecoomb Forest Garden and Wildlife Project.

Volunteering gives you valuable experience and a different way of learning.

Professional accreditation

In today’s competitive job market, employers often look for candidates who have relevant professional qualifications alongside academic study and experience.

By working with employers and professional bodies we are helping you to develop the skills they’re looking for. Our courses offer professional accreditation which is independent recognition that the knowledge, skills and other attributes expected of high-quality graduates are delivered by our courses.

Details specific to your course can be found on individual course pages.

Working while you study

Visit our webpage to find out more about looking for a part-time job.

Work for the university

A great way to earn money that fits in around your studies is to work for the university. Typical roles include student helpers, student ambassadors, advisers, residential accommodation advisers and staff and volunteers for Brighton Students’ Union.

Watch our video – Lois tells us about the range of things she gets to do as a student ambassador

Your course team and our careers and employability team will give you their professional advice and support. Visit the website to find out more.

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