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Posted 14 April 2018

Michael Gove, MP talks of our 'vital and impressive' research

We were delighted to welcome Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on a visit to the College of Life and Environmental Sciences on Wednesday 11 April 2018, alongside Counsellor Robert Alden of Birmingham City Council.

Posted 23 March 2018

Microplastics in our oceans: a Birmingham Brief

The fate of plastics in the environment is a burning question and currently making headlines in the UK and globally. While most of the attention so far has focused on the accumulation of plastics in the world's oceans, very little is known about the pathway of plastic once it has been used by humans and heads towards the sea, including the way in which it is transported, its fate and the impact it has on freshwater and terrestrial environments and public health.

Posted 09 March 2018

The Forest Edge - 20 Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships

The Forest Edge Doctoral Scholarships programme will offer 20 Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships at the University of Birmingham over the next three years. Applications deadline: 16 March 2018

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Studying Geography at Birmingham

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Forthcoming seminars and events

We run a number of seminar series' throughout the School with speakers both internal and external, on subjects ranging from human geography to atmospheric sciences. 
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