Quaternary Environmental Change

In this post i’d like to introduce one of my modules this term – Quaternary Environmental Change. The Quaternary is the past 2.6 million years, and we learn all about the research going on into what the climate was like during this time. The Earth has gone through numerous climatic cycles over millions of years, and […]

Frosty morning in Vicky Park

5 Things I still want to in Leicester

The end of my time at university is dawning and it’s both sad and terrifying! My plan for next year is to continue living in Leicester, as Leicester has really become my home over the past few years. Many of my friends are returning from their years abroad and many of those I have met […]

Me about to hand in my final dissertation to the General Office!

Finishing my dissertation!

The past few weeks have been very intense – due to finishing my dissertation! The Geography dissertation deadline is much earlier than for other subjects, which I think actually works out better for us because then we have the rest of the year to focus on our exams. We still get the same amount of time to […]

An hour with the voice of nature himself – the Sir David Attenborough lecture!

On Thursday 28th of January, the university had a wonderful visit from Sir David Attenborough, the voice of nature himself! The family has a long history with the uni and it was great to have him back. The event was a lecture by him in De Monfort Hall – the free tickets to which were […]

Eat, Sleep, Recycle, Repeat

Eat, Sleep, Recycle, Repeat

In this post I want to talk about something I am a part of due to my involvement in the Environmental Action Society. The Student Sustainability Working Group is a group of representatives from student societies that have an interest in sustainability – with current representatives from Hungry for Change, Environmental Action, Young Greens, Geography Society, Zoology, […]

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7 reasons Leicester should plant more trees

As I’m working on my dissertation, I’ve been discovering more and more reasons why Leicester should plant more trees, and they are all reasons which apply to all cities. So without futher ado, here are the reasons why! Carbon sequestration and storage As you will remember from school, as trees grow, they take carbon dioxide from […]

New year resolutions of a Leicester uni student

Happy New Year! In this post I thought I would share with you my resolutions for the year 2016, as customary. Most people are dismissive of New Year’s resolutions, because most of us never commit to making the intended change. However, I still see them as a wonderful opportunity not only to make a fresh […]

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