Field trips for first year students

Our new Geography and Environment students joined staff on a series of Exploring Brighton field trips, which introduce newcomers to the city and surrounding areas.

Field trip to the Earthship

We visited Stanmer Park at the very back of Brighton, with a guided tour around community projects & the Earthship eco- home.

Students visiting the exterior of the Earthship community project

Investigating coastal change along the South Coast

This Autumn, our Level 4 students underwent an exciting field trip to investigate coastal change along the South Coast lead by Dr. Georgios Maniatias and Dr Magda Grove. As part of the Academic Learning and Field Skills module, students created a series of beach profiles analysing grain size distribution at the National Trust’s amazing Cuckmere Haven.

Exploring the politics of heritage in Hastings

Students were introduced to the politics of ‘heritage’ and struggles over the meanings and use of space in Hastings and St Leonards; coastal towns East of Brighton. Is there more to the area than 1066?

Collecting ecological data in Ashdown Forest

Students headed to Ashdown Forest as part of the Geographies of the South Coast trip with Dr. Niall Burnside, Pete Lyons and PhD student Michael Williams. They collected ecological data on internationally threatened heathland habitats and completed an astounding 96 quadrats! The GPS data and species data will be used by the Conservators of Ashdown for further analysis.

Marine Biology trip to Shoreham Beach

For students studying the Introduction to Marine Biology and Ecology module first year students spent a busy day at Shoreham, learning how to use the Dumpy level and build the Shoreham beach profile, while also marvelling at shark eggs and cuttlebones washed up on the shores!!

Visiting the Natural History Museum, London

At the start of December, our Level 4 Earth and Ocean System students spent a fun packed day at the Natural History Museum, London. They explored volcanoes, earthquakes and even took a brief trip through the Earth’s History!

Natural History Museum entrance hall

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