Geography, Earth and environment at Brighton

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Brighton team helping create world-first 100% hydrogen fired bricks

University of Brighton is part of a pilot project to create the world’s first clay bricks made 100% using green hydrogen energy rather than natural gas. A trio of Brighton researchers – Dr Kevin Wyche, Doug Gregg and Dr Kirsty Smallbone – are involved in an initiative which could significantly reduce the huge climate impact…

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RTPI bursary agreed for 2022!

The Royal Town Planning Institute has just confirmed that they have agreement from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) to extend the Future Planners Bursary for this coming academic year 22-23.  The scheme will again support new students who are going into planning. You can apply for the Future Planner Bursary (England)…

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Mark’s route into town planning

Graduating from our Town Planning MSc has led Mark Walker to embark on a brand new career. He tells us more about his route into a town planning career. What were you doing before your postgraduate studies at Brighton? I was the News Editor and Director of Communications at Latest TV, a terrestrial television station…

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Critical Digital Geographies – a new module

We’re excited to announce that we have a new second year Geography, the Earth and Environment undergraduate module starting in the 22/23 academic year – Critical Digital Geographies. The use of digital technologies to transform work, homes, cities, romantic relationships, exercise, health and transport (to name a few), is one of the most pressing contemporary…

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Our first Town Planning Chartered Apprenticeship graduates

It was a proud moment for the MSc Town Planning and MSc Town Planning (Chartered Apprenticeship) course team when 22 of its students graduated in February this year. We were delighted that so many could attend the Graduation Ceremony at the Brighton Centre, one of the first to be held ‘in person’. This was an…

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International Women’s Day 8th March 2022 Poster Competition!

As part of the celebrations for International Women’s Day on 8th March the Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity Committee would like to invite you and your students to participate in a Poster Competition. To participate you will  need to take a selfie using the pose shown here and submit your version of the poster by 3rd March 2022 to SAS-EDI@brighton.ac.uk.   The posters will…

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New study shows plus-size men face stigma in gay spaces 

A study by University of Brighton researcher Nick McGlynn is spotlighting the often difficult  experiences of fatter men in gay spaces across the UK. Dr McGlynn’s report – entitled Bearspace – is the largest ever study of the UK’s community of ‘Bears’, a term referring to big and hairy gay men who typically present in…

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Brighton’s LGBTQ Spaces – Then, Now, Next: Walking tour with Dr Nicholas McGlynn and Dr Rebecca Searle

23 Feb 14.00 – 15.30  Start location: Old Steine Gardens fountain. Click here to register. This 90-minute guided walk around central Brighton will introduce you to the oldest and the newest LGBTQ spaces in the city. You’ll visit sites of early discreet gay bars, of ‘cottages’ used for public sex, of women’s and lesbian activism,…

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Bringing regeneration plans to life

Find out how gaining her Geography BA(Hons) in 2018 led Jen to planning and delivering regeneration programmes in town centres, and what advice she has about life as a Brighton student. Things that helped me to choose Geography at the University of Brighton were the enthusiastic lecturers, diverse course content, unique field trips, and location…

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Postgraduate virtual open evening

Join our virtual open evening on 1 February and explore what postgraduate study or research at Brighton could mean for you. Hear from university leaders, our students and academics, and get information about finance and funding, the application process, student support, careers, and more. You’ll also get a virtual tour of our campuses and facilities. This open evening…

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