Geography, geology and environment at Brighton

Could a reduction of nitrogen oxide emissions cause other problems?

Research involving the University of Brighton during COVID-19 lockdown claims that while some harmful pollutants declined, others were able to thrive. The research, led by Dr Kevin Wyche, Principal Lecturer in Atmospheric Science, found that a reduction of vehicles on the road during UK lockdown led to a reduction in the levels of nitrogen oxides (NOx) in…

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A new look at care

University of Brighton researchers are contributing to an installation and programme of events that provide an insight into experiences of care for older people. The programme of talks, films and workshops at Fabrica in Brighton – entitled ‘Intensive Care’ – accompanies ‘Care(less)’, a virtual reality installation produced by British artist Lindsay Seers with input from…

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RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum Midterm Conference April 2019

I am a doctoral candidate at the School of Environment and Technology (SET). My doctoral research project is supervised by Dr Paul Gilchrist, Dr Mary Gearey and Professor Andrew Church who are all part of the Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics (SECP) and the Centre for Aquatic Environments research groups, which I am…

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Brighton sparks Ruby’s volcanic interest

Geography graduate Ruby Coates has had an exciting time since leaving the University of Brighton, working her way around the world including internships in Brazil and Patagonia. She kindly shared some of her experiences in the midst of her travels. Her undergraduate degree experience ignited a passion for volcanology and she begins her masters degree…

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New PhD opportunity!

New PhD opportunity : Effective Management of the Invasive Aquatic Swamp Stonecrop (Crassula helmsii) in wetlands There is an opportunity for a PhD student with the Aquatic Research Centre.   Please apply using the following link PhD Opportunity The application deadline is midnight on 28th November 2016  

PhD research findings taken up by leading humanitarian organisations

Dr Emanuele Sozzi, pictured (right) with one of his supervisors, Professor Huw Taylor, returned to the UK this summer to celebrate the award of his University of Brighton PhD degree at our summer awards ceremony. Emanuele began working with Huw’s team in Haiti following the 2010 cholera epidemic, where as a Médecins Sans Frontières engineer…

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The complexity of microplastic pollution

Our very own Matt Turley, PhD student at the Aquatic Research Centre has been on the news! Matt was interviewed on Channel 5 news about the dangers of microplastics, following a report issued by The Environmental Audit Committee of the House of Commons. The report calls for the government to ban the use of microplastics…

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Train to teach this September

If you have considered training to teach after graduating in a STEM subject this year, this post is for you… Train to teach and inspire hundreds of young minds along the way. Start your teaching career on a Geography train to teach course this September. Tax-free bursaries and prestigious scholarships of up to £30,000 are…

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Get up to £30,000 tax-free to Train to Teach a STEM subject

Good teachers are always in demand but STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects at secondary school are particular priorities and attract additional support and higher levels of funding. The teaching profession is a great way to make your degree, skills and knowledge really count. At the moment, tax-free bursaries and scholarships worth up to…

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Laura’s ship comes in

University of Brighton masters student Laura Clemente Campos has landed an internship at Shoreham Port. She will be producing an ecology plan for the port and her work will form part of her coursework for her masters in Environmental Assessment and Management. Laura told the Shoreham Herald: “When the port gave me the opportunity to…

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