Geography, Earth and environment at Brighton

Brighton research has solved the myserty of where the Stonehenge sarsen stones came from

Brighton scientists unlocking the secrets of Stonehenge

University of Brighton academics are helping solve the mystery of where the ancient stones at Stonehenge originate. Different theories have been debated by archaeologists and geologists for more than 100 years and now English Heritage, which manages the prehistoric site in Wiltshire, is hoping chemical analysis and comparisons by the Brighton scientists will unlock the…

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A field trip to the seaside

Final year students from across our Geography, Geology, Environmental Sciences, Civil Engineering, and Chemistry courses took a trip to the beach this week to collect grab samples of bathing water from seven sites between Brighton Palace Pier and Brighton Marina. The trip was part of a water and health module and was to look at…

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Enrol online

Congratulations to everyone who’s received an offer. If you’ve had your place confirmed, you’ll be able to enrol from today. There are a few things to do before you get here, including the first stage of your enrolment and getting started with your email account and course materials. Once you’ve enrolled online, you’ll also be…

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Publish your work through our e-journal

Our Geography, Geology and Environmental Sciences students have the opportunity to publish assignments or their dissertation on eGG, the e-journal for undergraduate research in Environment(e), Geography (G) and Geology(G) in our school. We have just published first-class research from recent graduate Edward Daws on glacial retreat in the Chamonix Valley, French Alps which you can…

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Welcome to all of our new students!

When your place has been confirmed you officially become a University of Brighton student!

Explore your options through Clearing

Good luck to everyone receiving exam results this week! If you’ve had a change of heart about what you want do next, or your exams have gone differently from what you expected, Clearing is an opportunity to assess your options and explore the possibilities.  If you need help navigating your way through the Clearing process,…

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See you at Paddle Round the Pier 2018

It looks like it’s going to be a glorious weekend for this year’s Paddle Round the Pier; the largest beach festival in Europe. And our university is proud to be one of the sponsors.  There’ll be a University of Brighton lecture theatre at the event, hosting a number of talks, including some familiar faces from…

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An award winning second year

Congratulations to Geology BSc(Hons) student, Esme Whitehouse, on winning a national student award with the Institute of Quarrying.

National award for our school

A commitment to promote the careers of women has won the University of Brighton’s School of Environment and Technology (SET) a national award. SET has received a Bronze Award from the Equality Challenge Unit’s Athena SWAN Charter which was established in 2005 to encourage efforts to advance women’s careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and…

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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.

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