Geography, geology and environment at Brighton

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Designing field work in a pandemic

The COVID pandemic and the need to socially distance can create problems for fieldwork, but it’s still possible to gather data safely. Last semester Dr Nick McGlynn, Dr Paul Gilchrist and Dr Carl Bonner-Thompson created a new, local field trip on the final year optional module Gender, Sex and the Body. Previously this module included…

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Katie Osbourne

Katie’s placement experience

Final year Geography BA(Hons) student Katie Osborne reflects on her placement year experience as a Project Support Officer at the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM). I learnt that often the best thing you can do is ask questions, whether it’s on the wide industry issues or a set task. Before I embarked on…

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Dissertation inspiration

Choosing a topic Because Geography is a discipline in which almost anything can be studied, just look at the list of fantastic dissertation projects from our BA Geography students in 2020 in this post. But it can also mean choosing a dissertation topic can sometimes feel overwhelming. You might have a clear idea of what…

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Chloe by river

Chloe’s journey from Geography BSc to PhD

Hi I’m Chloe and in 2019 I graduated from Brighton with a first class Geography BSc(Hons) degree. I am now studying for a PhD at the University of Hull looking at the impact of natural flood management techniques on rivers. I look specifically at leaky woody dams which, at their most basic, are piles of…

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Could a reduction of nitrogen oxide emissions cause other problems?

Research involving the University of Brighton during COVID-19 lockdown claims that while some harmful pollutants declined, others were able to thrive. The research, led by Dr Kevin Wyche, Principal Lecturer in Atmospheric Science, found that a reduction of vehicles on the road during UK lockdown led to a reduction in the levels of nitrogen oxides (NOx) in…

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Professor Dave Nash

Professor Nash discusses the recent Stonehenge research he led on which attracted global headlines

David Nash, Professor of Physical Geography talks about the origin of the giant sarsen stones at Stonehenge and the climate crisis. To listen, click below or listen via Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Alternatively, most of the podcast is transcribed below – please note, this is auto-transcribed and there are likely to be errors throughout. My guest this week…

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Pieter in river

Winning the Environmental Award will always remind me what I can achieve

I am the recipient of the Environmental Award from the University of Brighton for my dissertation which investigated possible links in pathogen transport in water and microplastics. I was incredibly surprised to hear that I had won, I was confident in my work, but I understood it was highly competitive with several brilliant projects being…

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Environmental Science student Maxwell

Maxwell’s top five Clearing tips

Watch our video to find out Environmental Science student Maxwell’s top 5 tips on going through Clearing  

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Keep moving forward – Clearing 2020

If you thought you knew where you were headed but you’re considering a change of direction, Clearing 2020 is the moment for you to take another look at your plans before you decide. We’re here to help you navigate your way through the Clearing process, check out our handy online guide and see which courses…

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Stonehenge

Brighton Stonehenge research hits the headlines worldwide

Researchers at the University of Brighton have unravelled the 400-year-old mystery of where the sarsen stones used to build Stonehenge came from. Their two-year investigation discovered that most of the large stones that make up the iconic main circle and inner horseshoe of the monument came from around 15 miles to the north, in West…

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