Making the most of the sunshine!
Posted by Bryony in Geography on March 7, 2019
Last week during the mini heatwave, we decided to go for a walk to Victoria Park. Since coming on the initial open day at the University of Leicester I’ve always thought it was lovely to have a campus in such close proximity to nature. It reminded me of home. I took my laptop and […]
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged climate change, geography, Victoria Park, Weather
What can the UK do to adapt to climate change?
Posted by Caroline in Geography on January 16, 2016
Happy New Year! I can’t quite believe the final term of my degree is already underway – it has gone so fast! As promised in my previous blog about my policy document essay, I would like to share with you a little about I have found about how the UK can adapt to climate change. Flooding Instead […]
Posted in Essay | Tagged climate change, Essay, geography
Christmas time, mistletoe and Policy Document Essay
Posted by Caroline in Geography on December 25, 2015
Merry Christmas! Its that time of year again for students – juggling festivities with essay writing and revising for the January exams. I feel quite lucky this year in that I don’t have any January exams, but I do have an essay to write and my dissertation to work on. Following on from the popular […]
Posted in Essay, Studying | Tagged Adaptation, Christmas, climate change, Essay, Mitigation, Policy | 2 Responses
My popular science article – Can Veganism Curb Climate Change?
Posted by Caroline in Geography on December 20, 2015
For the module Global Environmental Change, the first coursework piece is to write a 1000 word popular science article i.e. the kind of article that would appear in Nature or New Scientist. Even articles you get on the BBC news website. The idea of the coursework is to take a complex geography issue and present it in a […]
Posted in Essay | Tagged climate change, Consumerism, coursework, sustainability, Veganism
Preperations, revelations and postcards to Paris
Posted by Caroline in Geography on November 27, 2015
The past 2 has been very busy for the Environmental Action Society! We’ve been on a stall in the SU for 3 days, with multiple aims. Firstly to advertise a film screening that we are putting on – Cowspiracy – a film endorsed by Leonardo Di Caprio, about the food industry and the huge secret that […]
Posted in City, Societies, Volunteering | Tagged campaigning, climate change, environment, volunteering
Writing for New Scientist
Posted by Connie in Geography on April 8, 2014
This semester we’ve had some really interesting coursework pieces to complete – instead of plain essays all the time, we’ve been doing quite different pieces of work. For example, in my GIS module I made a portfolio of 8 cartograms, which are maps distorted to represent a particular variable, on a topic of my […]
Posted in Essay, Reseach | Tagged cartograms, climate change, coursework, environmental change, geography department, Helen Pilcher, New Scientist, popular science article, Student blogs, University of Leicester