Geography, Earth and environment at Brighton

Brighton Science Festival 2017

The University of Brighton are one of the main sponsors of the Brighton Science Festival, running from 11-15 February 2017. Check out all the amazing events at this years festival on the website.

Interview with an Environmental Science Alumni – Rebecca Cavlan – i-studentglobal

Alumni Rebecca Cavlan describes her time at university in the Earth and Environmental Science department. Source: Interview with an Environmental Science Alumni – Rebecca Cavlan – i-studentglobal

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Your country’s air needs you!

“Everyone has a part to play in reducing air pollution that is killing as many as 50,000 people every year in the UK,” says Dr Kevin Wyche, lecturer on our Geography BA(Hons) course. He was commenting on BBC Sussex Radio about latest figures showing pollution levels in parts of Brighton and Hove remain above EU and…

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Award win

Congratulations to Dr Susie Maidment, senior lecturer in our school, who received the Hodson Award at an awards ceremony this week from the Palaeontological Association. The Hodson Award is presented to a palaeontologist within ten years of their PhD for notable contributions to the science. The Palaeontological Association was founded in 1957 and has become one…

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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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£8m boost to green business growth in East Sussex

The University of Brighton’s Green Growth Platform and East Sussex County Council are launching an £8m-plus initiative to support the growth of green businesses. The Low Carbon Across the South East (LoCASE) project is funded by the EU’s European Regional Development Fund and is a partnership between Kent County Council, East Sussex County Council, Essex…

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An award winning dissertation

Huge congratulations to Imogen Fox, who has just graduated from our Geography BA(Hons) course for her award-winning dissertation! Imogen’s dissertation on how she supported a friend with special needs won the Royal Geographical Society’s Social and Cultural Geography Research Groups Undergraduate Dissertation Award and £100 prize money. Titled ‘Meltdowns in the mud – a spatial,…

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British Science Festival heads for Brighton

One of Europe’s leading and longest established science festivals is coming to Brighton next year. And we will be co-hosting it! The University of Brighton will co-host the 2017 British Science Festival with the University of Sussex from 5-8 September. The festival, organised by the British Science Association, will have a programme of over 100…

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University building scoops top award

The project to refurbish the University of Brighton’s iconic Cockcroft Building has won in the Higher Education category of the prestigious Architects’ Journal Retrofit Awards 2016. The Cockcroft Building on the University’s Moulsecoomb campus has been a familiar landmark on Brighton’s Lewes Road since the 1960’s. The awards jury said: “This is a bold project,…

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