Geography, Earth and environment at Brighton

Undergraduate Ellie’s research opportunity

Undergraduate Geography BSc (Hons) student Ellie Crabbe (currently on placement at GE Aviation) had the fantastic opportunity of joining lecturer Dr Annie Ockelford on a research trip to the Cascades National Park in America over the summer.

Practising environmental geophysics techniques out in the field

As part of a module on exploration geology, third year geology students went to the Sheepcote valley landfill site to practice field techniques in environmental geophysics. The exercise involved using ground electrical conductivity, changes in the Earth’s magnetic field and natural radiation to map out the boundaries of the buried site.

Our first year field trip to Greece

Our first year Geography and Environmental Sciences students set off on a fieldtrip to Greece in their first semester at Brighton.

Our second years head to Spain

Our second year Geology, and Physical Geography and Geology students head to Spain in their second year to put the knowledge and skills they have learned in the classroom into practice in the field.

Environmental Geophysics in Exploration Geology

On the 30th November a group of students and staff went to the disused Sheepcote Valley landfill site to practise the use of field geophysics instruments as part of the third year Exploration Geology module. The exercise demonstrated how geophysical techniques can be used in environmental investigations. Students got experience in working with EM31 (electro-magnetic…

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Our trip to explore the unique geology of Cyprus

Final year students from BSc (Hons) Geology and BSc (Hons) Earth and Ocean Science have just returned from a week long field course in Cyprus. Here’s a taster of what we got to do while we were there. Based out of Limassol we spent six days examining the unique geology of Cyprus, consisting of accreted…

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Human geography field trip to Morocco 2016

This year our BA Geography students jetted out to Morocco to explore human geography in the field. With teaching support from staffmembers Dr Becky Elmhirst, Dr Jason Lim, Dr Mandy Curtis and Dr Nick McGlynn, and deep local knowledge from expert guide Ibrahim, these 20 students spent five days in the famous tourist hub of…

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Surprising find in the middle of Catania

  Today was student project day on our fieldtrip to Sicily. I accompanied some students interested in archaeology to this Greek and then Roman amphitheater that I had found yesterday in the middle of Catania. From the outside you would not know this amazing site was there as it is surrounded by modern houses. However,…

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Water Quality, day 2 of the Geography Sicily field trip

Day two of our Geography Sicily fieldtrip, some 2nd year students testing water quality at Aci Castello. In the background are the ‘Isles of the Cyclops’ from the Odysseus mythology.

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