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, 26 March 2018

Professor Margaret Bates speaks at the International Conference on the Unity of the Sciences

Last month Professor Margaret Bates went to Seoul, South Korea - not for the Winter Olympics, but for the International Conference on the Unity of the Sciences.

Margaret says: The audience came from all over the world and included researchers and government ministers. There were two Nobel Prize winners amongst the presenters which was somewhat daunting. My presentation focussed on the role of wastes management in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and consisted mainly of pictures which enabled me to talk about whatever the fancy took me.
Professor Margaret Bates
We also had a specially arranged performance from the “Little Angels”, who have performed in front of film stars and world leaders.
A performance by the 'Little Angels'

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Student teaches session on development geography

Final year International Development student Emma Leering came into class to tell first year Geography students about her charitable work with women in Malawi.

Emma talked about the charity she has set up, United Amayi. The charity aims to improve prospects and relieve poverty for women in Malawi through education. The women learn conversational English, enhancing job opportunities.

You can find out more about Emma's work here.

Friday, 2 March 2018

Geography students learn about sustainable housing development

Wrapped up warm!
Final year Geography students recently visited Upton, Northampton, to learn about sustainable housing.

Dr Chris Holt explains about the sustainable urban drainage system
Geography and Environmental Science staff have been researching this site for several years. This trip gave students insights into the sorts of work staff do when not teaching!

Thinking about access to facilities