Geography, Earth and environment at Brighton

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Online enrolment is now open!

If you are starting here this September, you can now enrol online. It couldn’t be easier. Simply log into Student View with your university username and password. Check your emails for more info. Once you have enrolled online you can: + Log into My Brighton An hour after completing online enrolment you will be able…

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Starting your course in 2021?

We know you are going to have a brilliant time here. There’s a lot to think about before starting university so we’ve put together some information designed to enable you to get to know your subject better and help get your student life off to the best possible start. What’s coming up and key dates…

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Air monitoring station

Clean Air Day sees Brighton observatory partner with leading national air quality network

In the run-up to Clean Air Day on 17 June, the Brighton Atmospheric Observatory has joined up with a globally-recognised UK observatory network. The Brighton Atmospheric Observatory (BAO) has joined up with NERC’s National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) as a community observatory under the Atmospheric Monitoring and Observations Facility (AMOF) network – a move which puts…

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Dr Ward in a field

Researcher provides vital input to major report on natural carbon capture

Dr Ray Ward’s work on how aquatic plants extract carbon from the environment provides a key strand of a new Natural England report into carbon sequestration. The large-scale report – entitled Carbon Storage and Sequestration by semi-natural habitats  – draws on research carried out by Dr Ward and recent Brighton PhD graduate Dr. Mariana Lima that explores carbon sequestration and…

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Dominique Cuthill selfie on a beach

Dominique’s journey from undergrad to postgrad study

Dominique Cuthill tells about her undergraduate experience and her placement. “I completed an undergraduate course in BSc Hons Environmental Science but am now doing an MSc Water and Environmental Management (part time) and currently in my first year.

Dr Kevin Wyche

Major grant to Brighton for urgent research into air transmission of COVID-19

University of Brighton atmospheric expert Kevin Wyche has received an urgent response research grant to further his work on COVID-19 transmission in the air.

informal settlements in India

Delivering new insights to improve sanitation across developing economies

The University of Brighton is delivering pioneering research to help address the sanitation crisis across Asia and Africa. The work of the University aims to enhance off–grid economies and improve the wellbeing of poor and vulnerable women and men, and marginalised communities such as Dalits, migrants, sanitation workers and refugees. An interdisciplinary team from across…

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Could a reduction of nitrogen oxide emissions cause other problems?

Research involving the University of Brighton during COVID-19 lockdown claims that while some harmful pollutants declined, others were able to thrive. The research, led by Dr Kevin Wyche, Principal Lecturer in Atmospheric Science, found that a reduction of vehicles on the road during UK lockdown led to a reduction in the levels of nitrogen oxides (NOx) in…

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Professor Dave Nash

Professor Nash discusses the recent Stonehenge research he led on which attracted global headlines

David Nash, Professor of Physical Geography talks about the origin of the giant sarsen stones at Stonehenge and the climate crisis. To listen, click below or listen via Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Alternatively, most of the podcast is transcribed below – please note, this is auto-transcribed and there are likely to be errors throughout. My guest this week…

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Pieter in river

Winning the Environmental Award will always remind me what I can achieve

I am the recipient of the Environmental Award from the University of Brighton for my dissertation which investigated possible links in pathogen transport in water and microplastics. I was incredibly surprised to hear that I had won, I was confident in my work, but I understood it was highly competitive with several brilliant projects being…

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