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Group of people about to get on a boat

Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority boat trip

MRes Ecology and Conservation student Sarah George, really enjoyed the day spent on the Sussex IFCA boat (Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority), as part of the Ecotoxicology module. “The boat trip with the IFCA was a real education and I’m so grateful for this opportunity.  I have not previously experienced aquatic sampling and just being able…

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Groups of students on a trip to Wilderness Woods

Venturing into the wilderness

Wilderness Woods is just 25 minutes from our Moulsecoomb campus and a great place for our Biological Sciences students to get out and about and put theory into practice. Third year student, Hattie, told us about a recent trip, and life as a student at Brighton. “Wilderness Woods was a great place to visit and…

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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…

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Amy at a rockpool

Rock pool survey discoveries

Amy is in her third year studying Ecology and Conservation at Brighton. Earlier this year she was one of a small group of students lucky enough to be involved in a rock pool survey with Professor Hawkins from the University of Southampton, (you can read about Kayleigh’s experience on the project here, too). How did…

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Two students using river equipment

Visiting a multitude of habitats on our doorstep

Our Ecology and Conservation students were out and about in our local area at the end of term to maximise their field trip opportunities. They visited different locations, looking at a multitude of habitats, gaining hands on experience of techniques used by ecologists and looking at a range of species identification. All on our doorstep,…

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Mother and baby rhino at Mankwe

Poaching strikes at the heart of a private game reserve in South Africa

A cruel poaching attack led to the deaths of two white rhinos and injury to a third white rhino at a private game reserve in  South Africa last month. Poachers killed an adult female and her five-month-old calf. Although the mother had been dehorned the poachers still wanted the remaining small stub of horn, thanks…

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Eve on Kenya research trip

Eve’s amazing research opportunity with the leopards of Kenya

Eve Hills, Ecology and Conservation MRes student, tells us about the opportunities and experiences she had studying here and why she recommends Ecology at Brighton. I came into higher education late in life after deciding that I wanted to develop my passion for animals into a career in wildlife conservation. I enrolled on a foundation…

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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.

A life changing experience

Congratulations to Renée McAlister who has recently graduated with a first class honours in Ecology MSci. Here she tells us more about the course, her experiences on field trips and how it changed her life.  

South African adventures

Our Ecology and Biological Sciences students have the opportunity to go on an optional field trip to South Africa. Here’s a taster of their amazing experience, from being up close to animals on safari to their practical learning experiences in the field.  

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