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, 29 September 2014

Geography and Environmental Science students get to know Northampton

After a week of activities at the University campuses, our new students headed into Northampton town centre to start to get to know their new home town.

Given a map to help them navigate, the students walked from Avenue campus to the town centre.  They visited a number of key sites within the town, and collected some information on the large-scale investment currently taking place in the town.  Students visited the new North GateBus Station, considered the strengths and weaknesses of de-pedestrianisation in Abington Street, and identified issues that would be of interest to geographers and environmental scientists.

It was then back to the Newton building at Avenue campus to end the week with a BBQ.  Classes start today…