Kieran Tang

My tips for success

Kieran Tang graduated from Geography BA(Hons) in 2018 – here’s what he has to say about his time here:

Studying Geography BA(Hons) at the University of Brighton opened my eyes to a plethora of course content, numerous routes for future career opportunities, the wonderful area of Brighton, and the occasional field trip.

The best aspect of the course is the wealth of different modules you can study, and how you can start to specialise in certain areas. During the course of my degree, I began to shape my learning on planning, the environment, and sustainable development.

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Abbie with a duck

Getting a head start on your career

Abbie Hobbs graduated in Ecology and Conservation in January 2022. Read her story….

As a very recent Ecology and Conservation BSc graduate, I am sharing how a slightly unusual path through my course gave me a head start on my career.

I started my undergraduate course in 2016 and really enjoyed the wide-ranging content, from micro-biology to behavioural ecology. When a sandwich placement year was offered, I decided it would be a good opportunity to get some work experience before graduating and might help me get an idea of the kind of jobs I could work towards. The careers service was extremely helpful with finding possible placements, writing applications, and preparing for interviews. Continue reading “Getting a head start on your career”

Graduation photo of Jen Wyatt

Bringing regeneration plans to life

Find out how gaining her Geography BA(Hons) in 2018 led Jen to planning and delivering regeneration programmes in town centres, and what advice she has about life as a Brighton student.

Things that helped me to choose Geography at the University of Brighton were the enthusiastic lecturers, diverse course content, unique field trips, and location of the Uni itself. Continue reading “Bringing regeneration plans to life”

How studying Environmental Sciences at Brighton helped me succeed

Connor working in labThis past year I have completed my Environmental Sciences BSc(Hons) degree at Brighton with first class honours, receiving the Environmental Sciences award for best overall performance and completing a placement year in industry. It is thanks to all of my supervisors, lecturers, support staff and fellow students at the University of Brighton, that I was able to achieve this, and I wish to share with you how studying Environmental Sciences at Brighton put me in a position to succeed.

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View from the shore of Malham Tarn

Autumn colours

Since my last blog I have been keeping very busy! Autumn is a busy season for the FSC, here at Malham Tarn we have had multiple A-level groups, GCSE groups, University groups and more. I have been supporting the tutors in grassland ecology field sessions, helping to learn about various surveys techniques, plant identification and more. This has really helped me to improve my own plant identification and each week I notice myself becoming more confident and remembering more and more plants. I have been given the opportunity to lead more groups through the peat bog, discussing with them how it is formed, succession and the important species it is home to.

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Kayleigh working at the beach

Making the most of networking opportunities to take part in research

Third year Ecology and Conservation student Kayleigh was part of the group of students who joined Professor Hawkins from the University of Southampton on his rock pool surveys earlier this year. Find out how she got involved, what she worked on and more about studying Ecology and Conservation at Brighton, (you can read about Amy’s experience on the project here, too).

I heard about this opportunity through Dr. Corina Ciocan via a Teams group dedicated to rockpool exploration. Which really shows how important networking with your peers/teaching staff is! Continue reading “Making the most of networking opportunities to take part in research”

Field Council placement weeks three and five

Up on a hill in the Yorkshire Dales… I am feeling at home and enjoying every moment in this beautiful landscape, each day is a learning opportunity and a chance to appreciate what is around me. Driving here we passed rolling hills, cross-crossed with dry stone walls and speckled with various species of sheep and cow, including Yorkshires iconic Swaledale sheep, Dale’s shorthorn and Highland cows.

As the road climbed higher and higher, I finally got a view of the tarn Continue reading “Field Council placement weeks three and five”