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/.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

2016 SWIS-ISWA Competition on Sustainable Waste Management Essay

The Solid Waste Institute for Sustainability at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) has introduced the 2016 SWIS-ISWA Competition on Sustainable Waste Management Essay. Undergraduate students from any country are invited to write an essay on a specific aspect of the Solid Waste Management in their own country. Between five and ten students will be awarded a scholarship to attend the ISWA-SWIS Winter School (to be held at UTA 18-29 January 2016). These scholarships have been introduced to promote the importance of sustainable waste management for developing healthy and sustainable cities. 

Further details can be found here:http://www.iswa.org/nc/events/calendar/eventdetail/show_detail/iswa-swis-winter-school-on-solid-waste-management-landfill-landfill-mining/
(closing date: 30th September 2015).

Monday, 27 July 2015

Geography student wins prize

Each year the Department awards a prize for the best Geography dissertation. The prize is awarded in memory of Dr Ken Sherwood, who was Head of Department for many years.
Stu Murray receiving the prize from Mrs Sue Sherwood

This year the prize was awarded to Stu Murray. His thesis, 'The value of the English village pub: stakeholder perceptions of community, social interaction and village identity', was work of a very high standard.  To collect data for his study, Stu spent many hours in his local pub, interviewing staff and regulars.

Monday, 20 July 2015

Celebrating student success

Each year we get to celebrate the success of our students at our Graduation ceremonies.  It was great to see so many Geography and Environmental Science students being awarded with their degrees.
Geography graduates

Lots of group photos taken!

The ceremony also provides an opportunity to reflect on the successes of the Department and the University over the course of the last year.  A short video can be found here.

Hayley and Eden looking proud!
Geography lads posing for yet *another* photo!

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Welcoming prospective students on campus for Open Day

On Friday 3rd July we welcomed lots of prospective Geography students to Avenue Campus for an Open Day.  Open Days provide a great opportunity to learn more about the course, talk with tutors, tour the campus, visit a Hall of Residence, and find out more about what the University has to offer.

The Newton building, Avenue Campus.  This is where many Geography classes are held.
Dr Faith Tucker and Dr Chris Holt spoke to prospective students and their families about the range of undergraduate degree programmes offered with Geography.

The next Open Day is on 15th August.  For more information, and details of how to register, go to http://www.northampton.ac.uk/events/open-day-15-august