Geography, Earth and environment at Brighton

Getting into university through Clearing: How I did it

Most of my decisions regarding university have been driven by gut feelings. After A-levels I was struggling to decide between psychology and geography as I had loved both subjects. I had no idea what career I wanted so I went with Geography because it’s a much broader discipline, so I’d be able to specialise and make up…

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Brighton’s pioneering research examining men’s unwanted sexual experiences

University of Brighton is running a groundbreaking research project spotlighting the widely overlooked area of men’s unwanted sexual experiences (MUSE). Led by Dr Carl Bonner-Thompson and Dr Kirsty McGregor, MUSE is speaking to some of the many men who have had unwanted sexual experiences at some point in their life, focusing initially on the London and South East region…

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Students and lecturers at the farm entrance

Social and Cultural Geography field trip

Students from all of our geography degrees have the opportunity to take our second year module, Social & Cultural Geography. This module teaches students how we can use geography to understand some of the big social issues of the day. Thanks to the easing of lockdown restrictions, our Social & Cultural Geography students were recently…

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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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Subject explorer online event – 19 May

Join us to see what it is like to study geography and environment at university. Book your place now  Our subject explorer events give you the chance to hear from a range of lecturers and current students in the subject you are interested in. The event will have an introductory talk covering how the subject…

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Dr Nick McGlynn

Making LGBTQ Communities, Changing LGBTQ Spaces

Dr Nick McGlynn, Senior Lecturer in Geography here at the University of Brighton, recently gave an online lecture for the Geographical Association aimed at GCSE and A Level students (key stages 4 and 5) and their teachers. His lecture ‘Making LGBTQ Communities, Changing LGBTQ Spaces’ introduces students to geographic research about lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans,…

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Seeing life through a different lens

We caught up with Geography with Archaeology graduate Ahmet Uyar, who reflects on his time as a student at Brighton and how exploring some of our human geography modules in particular encouraged him to see life through a different lens. The course spoke to my fascination with humans, cultures and history – it was a…

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Alice Collins giving a talk

Alice’s dissertation on sustainable fashion led to an invitation from Sweaty Betty

We spoke to recent graduate, Alice Collins (Geography BA(Hons) 2020) about her dissertation and how she came to be invited to talk at a Sweaty Betty Wellness Wednesday. My dissertation investigated the sustainable development practices and motivations of Gen Z students at the University of Brighton – with particular attention to gender differences. The results…

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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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Designing field work in a pandemic

The COVID pandemic and the need to socially distance can create problems for fieldwork, but it’s still possible to gather data safely. Last semester Dr Nick McGlynn, Dr Paul Gilchrist and Dr Carl Bonner-Thompson created a new, local field trip on the final year optional module Gender, Sex and the Body. Previously this module included…

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