Geography, Earth and environment at Brighton

Northern Ireland coastline across the water

Winners of our Northern Ireland field trip photo contest

As international travel was restricted this year due to COVID, in April our second year Geography and Environment students travelled to Northern Ireland for a week-long field trip. The aim of these longer residential field trips is to let students practice the field skills they’ve been learning under real-world conditions, and to support them in developing…

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David Hughes looking out to sea

My journey from degree to Marine Biogeochemist

David Hughes graduated in 2017 from Environmental Sciences BSc(Hons). He now works as a Marine Biogeochemist for Cefas, the (Centre for Environment, Fisheries, and Aquaculture Science) Read about his experience of studying here:

students looking at drones in a lab

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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How studying Environmental Sciences at Brighton helped me succeed

This past year I have completed my Environmental Sciences BSc(Hons) degree at Brighton with first class honours, receiving the Environmental Sciences award for best overall performance and completing a placement year in industry. It is thanks to all of my supervisors, lecturers, support staff and fellow students at the University of Brighton, that I was…

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Group of students on the hill over Hastings

Geographies of placemaking, inclusion, regeneration and violence in Hastings

We ran our first-year undergraduate Geography Earth and Environment field skills trips at the beginning of November. All of our first-year students participated in three field trip days – Human Geography, Physical Geography and Environmental Geography. I co-led the Human Geography day with my colleague Dr Paul Gilchrist. Our trip involved a full day out…

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Exterior shot of the Admiral Duncan pub in Soho

Investigating how LGBTQ communities influence urban space

Geography and Environment students visited Soho (London) for a field trip investigating how sex, sexuality, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) communities influence urban space – and are influenced by urban space in turn. Our students spent their time in the area making ethnographic observations of the streets and the built environment. They…

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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.

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