Dr Mary Gearey, Senior Research Fellow in SET, reflects on her first Greek field trip – 6th-10th November 2018 with our first year Geography and Environmental Sciences students.
As the lead University of Brighton researcher on the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) funded WetlandLIFE project (www.wetlandlife.org), I am normally found traversing soggy moors and bogs all over England to interview my research participants about their sense of place within these wonderful landscapes.
“How about a fieldtrip to sunny, dry Greece?” my colleague Dr Paul Gilchrist suggested, after one particularly windy and rainswept visit to North Lincolnshire’s Alkborough Flats. Sunshine? Heat? Lots of Greek salad, honey and yoghurt? How could I say no? So, following Dr Jon Caplin’s explicit instructions, I swapped my welly boots for stout walking shoes and helped shepherd almost forty eager geographers and environmental scientists onto our flight to Athens in early November.
Dr James Cole’s research on Prehistoric cannibalism has scored one of the highest Altmetric scores of Social Science articles published in 2017 open access by the journal Scientific Reports part of the Springer Nature publishing group.
Springer Nature report that his research paper was mentioned in 800+ tweets and almost 200 news articles and feature Dr Cole as the headline in their “Open Voices” campaign about Open Access publishing. Read More →
Research which quantified the calorific value of the human body has won a global award for a University of Brighton researcher.
The Ig Nobel prize, which celebrates unusual and imaginative research and runs parallel to the Nobel Prizes, has been awarded to Dr James Cole, Principal Lecturer in Archaeology from the University’s School of Environment and Technology. He received his award at Harvard University in Massachusetts, USA, last night (13 September).
Our Geography, Geology and Environmental Sciences students have the opportunity to publish assignments or their dissertation on eGG, the e-journal for undergraduate research in Environment(e), Geography (G) and Geology(G) in our school.
We have just published first-class research from recent graduate Edward Daws on glacial retreat in the Chamonix Valley, French Alps which you can see here.
Good luck to everyone receiving exam results this week!
If you’ve had a change of heart about what you want do next, or your exams have gone differently from what you expected, Clearing is an opportunity to assess your options and explore the possibilities.
If you need help navigating your way through the Clearing process, check out our handy guide. Or call us on 01273 644000, we can help.
You can also book on to our Clearing visit day at Moulsecoomb, where you’ll be studying, on Saturday 18 August and Wednesday 22 August. It’s a chance to look around and consider your next step. There’s a welcome talk and introduction, tour of the campus, advice about accommodation and student support and you will meet some of our academic staff in a Q&A.
Everyone who is looking to study with us in 2018 is welcome to attend. Course availability does change quickly in Clearing so if you’re not holding an offer get in touch first to confirm there is space on the course you are interested in before making travel arrangements.
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.
It might be cold outside but don’t let that stop you visiting us this winter!
If you’re considering starting an undergraduate course here in 2018, why not sign up to one of our campus tours taking place during December and January and find out more about what it’s like study at Brighton?
The tours will give you the chance to explore the campus where your course of interest is based, view our facilities and talk to our staff and students.