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  • Modern university – 1992, but long history of delivering higher education with particular emphasis on vocational/professional courses150 year history of adapting to meet changing social and market needsBrighton Art School opened in 1859 – in room off kitchens in Royal Pavilion500 courses, 22,000 students; 2,600 staff on 5 campuses in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings. Makes us a medium size university, but split campuses provide a close-knit environment – students not overwhelmedCareer planning fully integrated into curriculum so that students think about career options and their own skills development throughout programmeWe remain the only modern university to be named Sunday Times University of the Year.Places at Brighton are in demand: in 2009-10 we saw a 20% increase in applications putting us in the top 10% of popular UK university destinations in terms of applications.Students are attracted to Brighton from across the globe – from more than 143 countries.Students are overwhelmingly satisfied with their lecturers and their courses - A rising research starHighest placed modern university in terms of value of research funding from the government - 28% rise in research funding by HEFCE, against sector average of 8%, Our facilities provide further evidence of our professional focus, our learning environments are designed to familiarise our students with the working environments they will experience.The university is well-placed in the Top 100 Security Index which recognises the financial stability of institutions.
  • Studentcentral – web-based virtual learning environment, available 24/7Dr Samer Bagaeen, a Chartered Town Planner and Course Leader for the Master of Science in Town Planning at the School of Environment and Technology, has been invited to join the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) as a Fellow.
  • Research ethos: ‘For us there are only two types of research – applied research and yet to be applied research”90% of research classified as being of international quality43% Internationally significant5% World leadingResearch focuses on important issues such as drinking water quality, reclaiming land, and using water sustainability within buildings.
  • Recent research news:In an article in the current edition of Water & Sewerage Journal, Steven Ragan of Jacobi Carbons Limited and Dr Raymond Whitby and Professor Andrew Cundy of the University of Brighton's Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Group compare developments in "old" and "new" carbons for waste water treatment.Professor David Nash of the University of Brighton's School of Environment and Technology, together with Professor Sarah Metcalfe from the University of Nottingham, have just published a book which aims to synthesise the changes that occurred in tropical terrestrial and marine systems during the Quaternary.
  • Built environment courses accredited by: Royal Institutionof Chartered Surveyors, Chartered Institute ofBuilding and Chartered Institute of ArchitecturalTechnologistsCivil engineering BEng(Hons) & Meng accredited by: the Institutionof Civil Engineers, Institution of StructuralEngineers, Chartered Institution of Highwaysand Transportation, and Institute of HighwayEngineersGeology, Geography and Geology courses accredited by Geographical Society of London
  • Courses include an optional placement year providing you with links to employersRecent work placement opportunities have included Transport for London, Environment Agency, Powergen and the Australian Marine Research Laboratories.
  • This course brings the main subject areas of civil engineering – structures, materials, geotechnics and hydraulics – together with the resource planning, organisation and construction methods involved in the design of buildings.It will prepare you to become a chartered professional engineer, with an awareness of the role civil engineering plays in a sustainable society.
  • Geography with archaeologyStudy physical and human geography with practical archaeologyto explore the link between society and the environment over time.Focus on contemporary environmental issues and the archaeology of the UK and north-west Europe.Geography with Geo-informaticsStudy physical and human geography with the diverse andchallenging area of geo-informatics.Geo-informatics involves the collection, processing, analysisand presentation of large spatial data sets.
  • Mantell Society trips – Portugal this year
  • Note full list of courses in the subject brochures you will receive
  • SET division 2014

    1. 1. Welcome Professor Callum Firth Head of School of Environment and Technology
    2. 2. Six reasons to study at the University of Brighton?
    3. 3. The University of Brighton Long tradition of delivering HE Benefits of large university (21,000 students) Split-campuses deliver a personal experience Recognised as rising ‘research star’ following 2008 RAE results 16th most applied to university in the UK in 2012 – second most applied to university in the South East. Average of 7 applicants per place The University
    4. 4. Excellence in teaching and support Dedicated, knowledgeable & approachable staff Support and guidance from specialist tutors Skills based module in first year
    5. 5. Innovative and relevant 2008 UK government’s Research Assessment Exercise confirmed 90 per cent of school’s research of international standing
    6. 6. Innovative and relevant Research- informed teaching supports you to become an independent learner Dissertations often link to research projects
    7. 7. A leading professional university Specialist professional and vocational courses Courses accredited by professional bodies
    8. 8. A leading professional university UK and overseas field- trips to: Greece North Africa Cyprus Sicily Berlin
    9. 9. Career- focused Optional work placement year • Powergen • Transport for London • Environment Agency
    10. 10. Career- focused Emphasis on work related skills Career Planning Agreement
    11. 11. Facilities fit for the future Specialist laboratories and learning resources: Public health Geochemistry Hydraulics Structural testing Geotechnical centrifuge
    12. 12. Facilities fit for the future Cockcroft building refurbishment £26m investment will create improved state- of-the art learning and teaching facilities
    13. 13. Outstanding location Living in Brighton & Hove South Downs National Park Good links to London and Europe
    14. 14. Living in Brighton & Hove Cinemas, theatres and the festival Opportunities for part-time work
    15. 15. • Built Environment • Civil Engineering • Geography • Geology • Environment School of Environment and Technology: our subjects
    16. 16. Built environment Student satisfaction first in UK, 95% in NSS 2012 All courses accredited Site visits and field trips integral to courses
    17. 17. Civil engineering All Civil Engineering BEng(Hons) & MEng courses accredited Excellent laboratory facilities
    18. 18. Geography 88% of Geography BSc(Hons) students in work and/or study 6 months after graduation in 2011 Build your own pathway with choice of options
    19. 19. Courses for 2014 entry Geography BA (Hons) Geography BSc (Hons) Geography with Archaeology BSc(Hons) Geography with Geo-informatics BSc(Hons)
    20. 20. Geology courses Accredited by Geological Society of London Student Mantell Society 75% of students in work and/or study six months after graduating
    21. 21. Environmental Science BSc(Hons) Environment & Media BA(Hons) Integrated courses that develop a range of skills Particular focus on water, health, ecology and hazards or media
    22. 22. • Built Environment: BBB • Civil Engineering: ABB Civil with Environmental Engineering MEng: BBB • Geography: ABB Physical Geography and Geology BSc(Hons): BBB • Geology: ABB • Environment: BBB Environment and Media Studies BA(Hons) ABB Entry requirements
    23. 23. • Apply through UCAS • 15 January 2014: closing date for UK and other EU applicants • 30 June 2014: closing date for international applicants • Conditions of our offer communicated through UCAS • School open days: 8 February and 1 March • August 2014: confirmation Admissions process
    24. 24. Enjoy your visit uk/set entec@brighton. 01273 642288