Geography, geology and environment at Brighton

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 lense. 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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Katie Osbourne

Katie’s placement experience

Final year Geography BA(Hons) student Katie Osborne reflects on her placement year experience as a Project Support Officer at the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM). I learnt that often the best thing you can do is ask questions, whether it’s on the wide industry issues or a set task. Before I embarked on…

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Dissertation inspiration

Choosing a topic Because Geography is a discipline in which almost anything can be studied, just look at the list of fantastic dissertation projects from our BA Geography students in 2020 in this post. But it can also mean choosing a dissertation topic can sometimes feel overwhelming. You might have a clear idea of what…

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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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Chloe by river

Chloe’s journey from Geography BSc to PhD

Hi I’m Chloe and in 2019 I graduated from Brighton with a first class Geography BSc(Hons) degree. I am now studying for a PhD at the University of Hull looking at the impact of natural flood management techniques on rivers. I look specifically at leaky woody dams which, at their most basic, are piles of…

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Annie in Westminster

Brighton researcher claims European Geosciences Union prize

Dr Annie Ockelford has been recognised for bringing geoscience to a wider audience by Europe’s leading organisation for Earth, planetary and space science research. Dr Ockelford, a geomorphologist  who specialises in the study of rivers, including flooding and microplastics, has received the Katia and Maurice Krafft Award by the European Geosciences Union (EGU), which has…

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