Geography, Earth and environment at Brighton

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Come and visit us on 23 March

Our in-person applicant’s events are held on campus and are for offer holders and applicants whose course involves portfolio review. You can book your place now. Wednesday 23 March: Moulsecoomb campus When you book we’ll show you relevant dates for your course and which campus to come to. You can also check the campus where your…

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Investigating coastal change and exploring Bronze Age burials

Fieldwork is at the heart of geography as a discipline – here are a couple of examples of trips we took our students on we took in November. East Sussex coastline (first year) In early November, Level 4 students underwent an exciting field trip to investigate coastal change along the South Coast led by Dr….

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Meet ‘Greta’: Brighton research reveals sex of ancient human

A novel technique pioneered by Dr Nicolas Stewart at the University of Brighton provides a new tool to determine the sex of historic human remains. Dr Stewart’s technique – honed in collaboration with Professor Janet Montgomery at University of Durham and Professor Raquel Gerlach at the University of São Paulo – analyses a gender-varied protein…

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What I’ve found

Sophie has just finished her second year of Geography with Archaeology BSc(Hons). She tells us a bit about her course. “I was comparing universities, and Brighton really stuck out because course structure was is amazing! In the first year we have only geography modules with a few archaeology talks, trips, and lectures. In the second…

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Join us for our summer open days

Get to know us at our summer online open days – from wherever you happen to be. We’re here to help and there will be loads to see and do. All of our events are taking place online at the moment – making it easier for you to get a sense of what it will…

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Prehistoric Cannibalism: Calories or Culture?

Dr James Cole delivered an absorbing lecture for Speaking Archaeologically, an archaeological education group based in India. Watch part one of the lecture here, and part two here Part 1 Part 2  

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Brighton Stonehenge research hits the headlines worldwide

Researchers at the University of Brighton have unravelled the 400-year-old mystery of where the sarsen stones used to build Stonehenge came from. Their two-year investigation discovered that most of the large stones that make up the iconic main circle and inner horseshoe of the monument came from around 15 miles to the north, in West…

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First field trip for our Geographers, Cuckmere Haven

Welcome to all our new students! Dr Mary Geary, senior lecturer in Human Geography, introduces our new Geography students to working in the field with a trip to Cuckmere Haven. “There’s nothing like a charabanc full of slightly soggy staff and new students heading off to the coast to kickstart the new academic year. As…

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First year geographers and environmental sciences students head to Greece

Dr Mary Gearey, Senior Research Fellow in SET, reflects on her first Greek field trip – 6th-10th November 2018 with our first year Geography and Environmental Sciences students.

The value of sharing your research

Dr James Cole’s research on Prehistoric cannibalism has scored one of the highest Altmetric scores of Social Science articles published in 2017 open access by the journal Scientific Reports part of the  Springer Nature publishing group. Springer Nature report that his research paper was mentioned in 800+ tweets and almost 200 news articles and feature…

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