|Jo Gunnett, Volunteer Coordinator for Age UK Northamptonshire, with Dr John Horton|
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, 29 October 2015
Monday, 26 October 2015
|Olli Boyde with tutor Dr John Horton - they needed help to carry the students' donations!|
Thursday, 22 October 2015
Last week five groups of students visited London to explore a range of geographical issues.
|The obligatory group photo at the start of the day!|
First year students took part in an activity using Twitter, which required them to develop field observation skills and write concisely.
|Recording field observations via Twitter|
|Groups comparing their observations using Twitter|
Some second year students visited the Natural History Museum to enhance their geological knowledge, whilst others explored transport geography using different sorts of travel modes.
|Taking a well-earned rest after a busy day of fieldwork|
|There were a few opportunities to see the sights|
|A little bit of mudlarking!|
|Some third year students outside the Victoria & Albert Museum|
Wednesday, 14 October 2015
Mitch Robinson joined the class this week to talk about his career. Mitch studied BSc (Hons) Geography at Northampton and graduated in July 2014. His first role was with the Black Country Consortium, working as an Economic Development Graduate. Mitch outlined the skills he had learned in this role, and the process of applying for - and getting! - that first graduate job.
There were opportunities for students to ask questions about the role and to find out more about graduate recruitment processes.
Mitch's visit was the first in a series - a number of other graduates will be returning to class over the next few weeks...
Thursday, 8 October 2015
- participatory workshops with children and young people from very diverse backgrounds in and around the newly-built city of Lavasa;
- presentations and dissemination events at the National Institute of Urban Affairs (Delhi), CEPT University (Ahmedabad), and with staff and students from Universal College of Engineering (Mumbai);
- a very moving visit to the NGO Humara Bachpan (‘Our Childhood’) which supports children and families living in acute urban poverty – children led the research team on a guided walk of one of Delhi’s largest areas of slum housing;
- an inspiring visit to Riverside School in Ahmedabad – HQ of the Design for Change programme, which seeks to empower children and ‘give them an opportunity to express their own ideas for a better world and put them into action’.
|Children and adults working together on a mapping project in a government school near Lavasa|
|Dr John Horton (and friends!)|