Your work and career
We’ll help you to get as much as you can out of your time here, so that you can go on to find – or create – work that excites and rewards you.
Employability skills, career planning and professional practice are embedded in each of our courses. And with accredited courses, the option of a professional placement year, and field experience you’ll have a professional advantage when you graduate.
Read more about how some of our students have developed their employability:
- Pieter’s placement during his Environmental Sciences BSc(Hons) showed him research is a lifestyle, not just a job.
- Geography graduate Tze won a prestigious Royal Geographical Society award for her dissertation.
- With the support of his course leader Environmental Sciences student Tom gained a First Class Honours degree and went on to an exciting job as a Field Assistant at the Tarfala Research Station in Arctic Sweden.
Placements are a great way to build your confidence, get work experience, earn some money and help decide what career path you want to take. Our friendly staff in the placements office are on hand to help.
Environmental Sciences graduate, Dominique Cuthill, tells about her undergraduate experience and her placement.
By choosing the Community Engagement module as a geography or environment student, you can undertake practical projects with local community and voluntary organisations as part of your course, with organisations such as the Green Centre in Brighton or the Moulsecoomb Forest Garden and Wildlife Project.
Volunteering gives you valuable experience and a different way of learning.
In today’s competitive job market, employers often look for candidates who have relevant professional qualifications alongside academic study and experience.
By working with employers and professional bodies we are helping you to develop the skills they’re looking for. Our courses offer professional accreditation which is independent recognition that the knowledge, skills and other attributes expected of high-quality graduates are delivered by our courses.
Details specific to your course can be found on individual course pages.
Working while you study
Visit our webpage to find out more about looking for a part-time job.
Work for the university
A great way to earn money that fits in around your studies is to work for the university. Typical roles include student helpers, student ambassadors, advisers, residential accommodation advisers and staff and volunteers for Brighton Students’ Union.
Your course team and our careers and employability team will give you their professional advice and support. Visit the website to find out more.