Geography, geology and environment at Brighton

Group with man lying on floor in forest

Leg’s go – staff wilderness first aid training

The School of Environment and Technology staff really go the extra mile for their colleagues and students. Over two stormy days several members of the school’s academic and technical team braved high winds and rain to learn the ins and outs of emergency first aid response in the wilderness. The setting was Wood Mills Nature…

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First field trip for new students in our geology subject area

Welcome to all our new students! Professor Martin Smith introduces our new geology subject area students to working in the field with a trip to Telscombe Cliffs. “After two days of welcome to university information for new Geology, Physical Geography and Geology and Earth and Ocean Science students, we headed out to Telscombe Cliffs to…

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First field trip for our Geographers, Cuckmere Haven

Welcome to all our new students! Dr Mary Geary, senior lecturer in Human Geography, introduces our new Geography students to working in the field with a trip to Cuckmere Haven. “There’s nothing like a charabanc full of slightly soggy staff and new students heading off to the coast to kickstart the new academic year. As…

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Exploring Morocco with our 2nd year geographers

Every year, 2nd year undergraduates on our BA Geography course spend 8 days exploring Morocco as part of their dedicated field work module. This year they were joined by gender and sexuality specialist Dr Nick McGlynn, sustainable energy expert Dr Kirsten Jenkins, and senior geoarchaeology lecturer Dr Chris Carey. The field trip was split across…

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First year geographers and environmental sciences students head to Greece

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.

A field trip to the seaside

Final year students from across our Geography, Geology, Environmental Sciences, Civil Engineering, and Chemistry courses took a trip to the beach this week to collect grab samples of bathing water from seven sites between Brighton Palace Pier and Brighton Marina. The trip was part of a water and health module and was to look at…

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Fieldwork in Portugal

Three groups of second year students studying Ecology or Earth and Ocean Science, have just come back from a field trip to Aljezur in Portugal where they have undertaken aquatic-based fieldwork.

Jen Wyatt graduating with a 1st
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The time of my life

I chose to study at Brighton as I felt as though the lecturers here were really passionate about what they were teaching, and I liked the fact that they included their own research in their lectures. I also felt that the environment was a welcoming one – my very first visit left me feeling confident…

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Undergraduate Ellie’s research opportunity

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.

Practising environmental geophysics techniques out in the field

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.

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