Geography, Earth and environment at Brighton

students by the sea on beach

Investigating coastal change and exploring Bronze Age burials

Fieldwork is at the heart of geography as a discipline – here are a couple of examples of trips we took our students on we took in November. East Sussex coastline (first year) In early November, Level 4 students underwent an exciting field trip to investigate coastal change along the South Coast led by Dr….

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Developing resilience and moving forward

Pranil Raja graduated from our Geography BSc(Hons) in 2019. Now a Business Development Executive at British Engineering Services, Pranil shares his journey from student to professional with us and gives tips on how to find work after graduation. I studied BSc Geography, by far one of the best courses offered by the university. During these…

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Meet ‘Greta’: Brighton research reveals sex of ancient human

A novel technique pioneered by Dr Nicolas Stewart at the University of Brighton provides a new tool to determine the sex of historic human remains. Dr Stewart’s technique – honed in collaboration with Professor Janet Montgomery at University of Durham and Professor Raquel Gerlach at the University of São Paulo – analyses a gender-varied protein…

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Are you looking for a STEM placement year or summer internship for 2022?

The STEM Placement & Internship Team are here to help! We advertise lots of fantastic paid opportunities for STEM students and we’re here to help you every step of the way! You’ll find all the latest roles by logging on to Careers Connect We support you with: Finding what you want to apply for Writing CV/cover…

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Geographies of placemaking, inclusion, regeneration and violence in Hastings

We ran our first-year undergraduate Geography Earth and Environment field skills trips at the beginning of November. All of our first-year students participated in three field trip days – Human Geography, Physical Geography and Environmental Geography. I co-led the Human Geography day with my colleague Dr Paul Gilchrist. Our trip involved a full day out…

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Investigating how LGBTQ communities influence urban space

Geography and Environment students visited Soho (London) for a field trip investigating how sex, sexuality, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) communities influence urban space – and are influenced by urban space in turn. Our students spent their time in the area making ethnographic observations of the streets and the built environment. They…

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Dr Nick McGlynn

Why study geography at university?

Watch Dr Nick McGlynn’s presentation about what geography is really about and why studying it is such a great choice.

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Brighton academic spotlights water pollution reporting failings

Pioneering research by Dr Sarah Purnell on flaws in water and sewerage company pollution reporting has been published in a leading global journal. The study published in the journal PLOS ONE by Dr Purnell – a Principal Research Fellow in the School of Applied Sciences – marks the first external analysis of nationwide pollution incident…

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What I’ve found

Sophie has just finished her second year of Geography with Archaeology BSc(Hons). She tells us a bit about her course. “I was comparing universities, and Brighton really stuck out because course structure was is amazing! In the first year we have only geography modules with a few archaeology talks, trips, and lectures. In the second…

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Air monitoring station

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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