Geography, Earth and environment at Brighton

Annabel standing outside in front of a hedge

Prize winning dissertation

Congratulations to Annabel Johnson, Media and Environmental Communication BA(Hons), who is this year’s winner of our research Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics undergraduate Dissertation Award!

Dominique Cuthill selfie on a beach

Dominique’s journey from undergrad to postgrad study

Dominique Cuthill tells about her undergraduate experience and her placement. “I completed an undergraduate course in BSc Hons Environmental Science but am now doing an MSc Water and Environmental Management (part time) and currently in my first year.

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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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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Pieter in river

Winning the Environmental Award will always remind me what I can achieve

I am the recipient of the Environmental Award from the University of Brighton for my dissertation which investigated possible links in pathogen transport in water and microplastics. I was incredibly surprised to hear that I had won, I was confident in my work, but I understood it was highly competitive with several brilliant projects being…

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How Jacqueline switched from tube train driver to top scientist

A Brighton graduate who started work life as a tube train driver has been made a Fellow of one of the world’s most prestigious science programmes. Jacqueline Campbell graduated with an Earth and Ocean Sciences degree from the University of Brighton’s School of Environment and Technology in 2016 and later won a PhD studentship at…

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Karolina with MP Greg Clark

Climate change will flush more plastics into the sea

Global warming and the resulting increase in flooding is expected to send more microplastic pollution into the sea, according to research at the University of Brighton. Rivers deliver more microplastics into the oceans than any other source and Karolina Skalska, PhD researcher in the University’s Centre for Aquatic Environments, is investigating which flow rates will…

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Dating shows research wins award

A Brighton graduate has won a prestigious Royal Geographical Society (RGS) award for her dissertation on the ‘Geographies of Love Within British Reality Dating Shows’.

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Greetings from Helsinki! – Kiira Kalmi

“After gaining valuable work experience at another Finnish energy company, I started working as a project coordinator in Licensing and Safety Assurance Unit at Fennovoima (a Finnish nuclear energy company based in Helsinki) last year. Funny enough, I was very anti-nuclear during my first years of studies. My opinion started slowly changing when I learned…

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Graduate stories – Esme Whitehouse

Graduating from Geology BSc(Hons), Esme won the Rory Mortimore Geology Prize as the student with the best overall performance across the university’s geology courses. What made you choose Brighton and this course? I have loved Geology since I took it as a GCSE so I didn’t struggle to make a choice when it came to…

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