My Own Carbon Footprint

I’ve recently finished my first module towards my degree and one of the assigned tasks was to work out our own carbon footprint. I won’t lie, I was really excited about doing this because I was curious about the level of my carbon footprint compared to the national average. The calculator was user friendly, it…

What I’ve Learned So Far – Block 6 – Cities and Towns

I’ve completed my first year studying toward BSc (Hons) Environmental Science, this is what I’ve learned… In this block, our final one, we were introduced to Green Infrastructure; what it is and how it is beneficial. We need to be honest with ourselves and admit that summers are only going to get hotter, towns and…

What I’ve Learned So Far – Block 5 – China Rising

I’ve completed my first year studying toward BSc (Hons) Environmental Science, this is what I’ve learned… This block wasn’t one that I was looking forward to. I had pre-conceived ideas about China – they’re one of the world’s biggest polluters, they don’t care about the environment etc, however, I was surprised about what I learned….

What I’ve Learned So Far – Block 4 – Amazon Life

I’ve completed my first year studying toward BSc (Hons) Environmental Science, this is what I’ve learned… This was another block I was really excited about. I remember learning about Brazil in Geography in school and I recall focusing on the rainforest. The block focused on the size of the Amazon and the countries that share…

What I’ve Learned So Far – Block 3 – The Nile basin

I’ve completed my first year studying toward BSc (Hons) Environmental Science, this is what I’ve learned… This block was about the Nile and was also the first block where majority of the reading material was online. I had just gotten used to textbooks and then we went online. I’m not going to lie, that was…

What I’ve Learned So Far – Block 2 – The Arctic

I’ve completed my first year studying toward BSc (Hons) Environmental Science, this is what I’ve learned… In one of the first questions I was asked at the start of the textbook was write down what images came to mind when I thought about the word ‘Arctic’. For me it was; polar bear, igloo, and a…

What I’ve Learned So Far – Block 1 – Our Planet

I’ve completed my first year studying toward BSc (Hons) Environmental Science, this is what I’ve learned… The first book was about home (Earth); how we are all connected and the history of Earth. We looked at the loss of biodiversity through climate change and how native species are affected with the introduction of ‘alien’ species…

My Step Into Higher Education

I always felt I had missed out on higher education, one of the reasons was because, at the age of 16, I really didn’t know what I wanted to study. My best friend at the time went off to study Psychology. I don’t think she had a career direction in mind but it was something…