Geography, Earth and environment at Brighton

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Clean Air Day sees Brighton observatory partner with leading national air quality network

In the run-up to Clean Air Day on 17 June, the Brighton Atmospheric Observatory has joined up with a globally-recognised UK observatory network. The Brighton Atmospheric Observatory (BAO) has joined up with NERC’s National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) as a community observatory under the Atmospheric Monitoring and Observations Facility (AMOF) network – a move which puts…

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Join us for our summer open days

Get to know us at our summer online open days – from wherever you happen to be. We’re here to help and there will be loads to see and do. All of our events are taking place online at the moment – making it easier for you to get a sense of what it will…

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River researcher honoured with prestigious Royal Geographic Society Award

Professor Phil Ashworth has received the Cuthbert Peek Award for pioneering research that has boosted understanding of river dynamics and flooding worldwide. The Cuthbert Peek Award recognises those “advancing geographical knowledge of human impact on the environment through the application of contemporary methods, including those of earth observation and mapping”. It is one of a…

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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 lens. The course spoke to my fascination with humans, cultures and history – it was a…

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Postgraduate Virtual Open Events at Brighton

Start, progress or change your career with a postgraduate degree Explore your study opportunities, talk to our lecturers, researchers and students, and find out more about postgraduate study and research at Brighton at a virtual open event. Tune into subject talks, look around our facilities in a 360 tour, get the latest on scholarships and…

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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 Aggeliki Georgiopoulou

Brighton researcher leads the way in vital mapping of mysterious Atlantic depths

Pioneering deep sea research carried out by Brighton lecturer Dr Aggeliki Georgiopoulou has been highlighted in a feature by Eco magazine. Dr Georgiopoulou is Senior Lecturer in the School of Environment and Technology,and was chief scientist on an expedition in 2018 aboard the Irish Research Vessel Celtic Explorer that is producing important – and sometimes astonishing – findings about…

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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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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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