Welcome to the blog of the Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences at the University of Northampton. This will keep you up to date with both student and staff activities.

The Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences includes staff with interests in biological sciences, conservation, ecology, environmental sciences, environmental statistics, geography and waste management. We offer a range of degree programmes and have a number of postgraduate research students. For more information about studying with us please visit http://www.northampton.ac.uk/.

Monday, 7 April 2014


Leo Cleverdon

The University of Northampton Students’ Union has developed PLANET TOO (P2), a student-led programme designed to transform thinking and behaviours around sustainable development and sustainable business ethics at the University of Northampton.

The aim of the project is to develop sustainability and create a long lasting legacy for all students at the University of Northampton. Being funded by the NUS Green fund; students have the opportunity to apply for grants that help to reduce the impact of their activities, such as hiring a minibus rather than using individual cars or the developing a student garden to promote edible growing on campus.

A key asset for the project is the creation of the Changemaker Society.  The Changemaker volunteers are pivotal in spreading the word of P2 and essential in delivering the different strands of the project. They have attended workshops and development seminars as well as photo shoots and other university events. These valued extra-curricular skills can be beneficial to your CV and desirable by future employers. The society members are friendly and committed individuals, with an aim is to enthuse others with the benefits of P2 and sustainability, as well as a lively social calendar.

Are you passionate about the environment? Would you like to make a difference? If so, why not get involved.

Contact simon.pole@northampton.ac.uk or leo.cleverdon@northampton.ac.uk.