There was cause for double celebrations for the Geographers at the University of Brighton this week following news of a further prestigious graduate award and confirmation of the University’s accreditation by the Royal Geographical Society.
BA Geography graduate Moa Eriksson has been named as the winner of the hugely competitive Royal Geographical Society/IBG Geographies of Children, Youth and Families Research Group 2016 Dissertation prize. This is the second major Royal Geographical Society prize won by University of Brighton Geography graduates this year.
Dr Rebecca Elmhirst, Deputy Head (Learning and Teaching) of the School of Environment and Technology said: “Huge congratulations to Moa for her well-deserved prize following the success of fellow graduate Imogen Fox earlier this term. For us to have two Royal Geographical Society graduate prize winners in one year is unprecedented in the sector, a fantastic achievement and testament to the hard work of our talented students and staff.”
And there was further good news with confirmation that the University of Brighton has become one of only 20 universities to have their Geography courses accredited by the Royal Geographical Society under a newly launched scheme.
Dr Kirsty Smallbone, Head of the School of Environment and Technology said: “The accreditation of our Geography courses by the Royal Geographical Society is great news. As one of the few universities with such accreditation our students can be sure they are receiving a first class geographical education and that we put them at the heart of everything we do.”