Geography, Earth and environment at Brighton

Presenting to peers

First year Geology BSc(Hons) and Earth and Ocean Science BSc(Hons) students have just taken part in a research study based around the geology or oceanography of their home area. As part of this module our students attend a poster session presenting their research topics to their peers. It’s an interactive event, giving staff and students…

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The eye of an intern

Would you like to know what it’s like to be on a placement year? Look out for regular updates from Ella Perriton, one of our Environmental Science students to find out how she is getting on in her placement year at Samsung Electronics. I am a 2nd year University of Brighton Environmental Science BSc(Hons) student…

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University scientists help draw up new Ebola hygiene guidelines

The World Health Organisation has adopted new hygiene guidelines to fight the spread of Ebola –with support from the University of Brighton. The guidelines are the result of advice from experts from around the world, led by Professor Huw Taylor, the University of Brighton’s Professor of Microbial Ecology. He headed an international panel of experts…

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A new independent supermarket standing up for how it should be

The final event of our school’s ‘Employabilty November’ took place last night (ok, just into December!). A really stimulating and interesting talk and Q & A with the founders of hiSbe supermarket. The Anslow sisters (Amy & Ruth) outlined the ethical and sustainable stance of the social enterprise, how they came to the point in their careers…

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What is Nature?

As Geographers we all have somewhat different working definitions of nature. One of our first year lectures introduces students to the idea there are different ideas depending on what your starting point is. And it introduces students to our staff in the process! Here are some of the responses to the question, ‘What is nature?’…

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Employability November: CV workshop

I’m Stuart Bullen, a Student Support and Guidance Tutor (SSGT). We’ve been running sessions to support those all-important employability skills and had a good turnout today for our CV workshop in Cockcroft, as part of ‘Employability November’. Our  enjoyed seeing students and working alongside Robert Prosser, the S.E.T. careers advisor. We saw a dozen students, who…

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Rewilding Sussex

Using species as the tools for conservation, not as the targets, was the take-home message delivered by Dr Chris Sandom of Rewilding Sussex in a recent talk given at the University of Brighton as part of a lunchtime seminar series. Rewilding is a new wildlife conservation paradigm that looks to revolutionise the way we live…

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Latin American Geography, Gender and Sexualities seminar

I’m Kath Browne and I lecture in human geography at Brighton, particularly looking at issues of social justice. I teach about how place matters to social exclusion and my research examines gender and sexual difference. In particular, in my research I look at how women and sexual/gender minorities are marginalized from everyday spaces and how…

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Employability November: insights from one of our graduates

As part of the School of Geography, Geology and the Environment’s ‘Employability November’ there was an excellent session last night from Sam Hackett, a University of Brighton BSc/MSc graduate, who is a consultant at Argyll Environmental. Sam spoke about his time at Brighton and his career since. Some top tips about CVs were part of…

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Day three: Latin American Geography, Gender and Sexualities

This is my diary of a recent trip to Brazil to speak at a conference on geography, gender and sexualities. Porto Velho Porto Velho is a small town in the Northern region of Brasil. It borders the Amazon and is very clearly poorer than Brasilia. However, no matter where you go there are always traces…

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