students by the sea on beach

Investigating coastal change

Fieldwork is at the heart of geography as a discipline. In early November, Level 4 students underwent an exciting field trip to investigate coastal change along the South Coast led by Dr. Georgios Maniatis and Magda Grove.

As part of the Academic Learning and Field Skills module, students created a series of beach profiles analysing grain size distribution along Brighton beach and the National Trust’s amazing Cuckmere Haven.

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Group of students on the hill over Hastings

Geographies of placemaking, inclusion, regeneration and violence in Hastings

We ran our first-year undergraduate Geography Earth and Environment field skills trips at the beginning of November. All of our first-year students participated in three field trip days – Human Geography, Physical Geography and Environmental Geography. I co-led the Human Geography day with my colleague Dr Paul Gilchrist. Continue reading “Geographies of placemaking, inclusion, regeneration and violence in Hastings”

Exterior shot of the Admiral Duncan pub in Soho

Investigating how LGBTQ communities influence urban space

Geography and Environment students visited Soho (London) for a field trip investigating how sex, sexuality, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) communities influence urban space – and are influenced by urban space in turn.

Our students spent their time in the area making ethnographic observations of the streets and the built environment. They considered questions such as:

  1. Where are sex and sexuality present in space?
  2. How do space and place produce a sense of what ‘gay’ is?
  3. What does it mean to be an ‘LGBTQ space’?

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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”