Author: Heather Sykes

Hi, I'm Heather Sykes, I am in my second year at the university studying for a BA in creative writing and illustration.
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Driving for Sustainability with Electric Vehicles

Driving for Sustainability with Electric Vehicles written by Ari Bissoondial, Katy Hartmann, Sage Ortega-Shue, Jolie Walts and edited by Heather Sykes. Graphic by Ira Spiridonova. The UK has set some aims to work on improving sustainability in the country. One goal is to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 to cut down the effects of climate change. At the moment, the… Read more →

Delivering Carbon Literacy In Worcestershire’s Libraries

Delivering Carbon Literacy In Worcestershire’s Libraries written by Heather Sykes, a project led by students Lauren Balukonis, Adam Marsh, Amy Ngan, and Blake Pedersen. Background We all need to make drastic measures in order to meet the UK’s plan to be ‘net-zero’ by the year 2050. Groups such as the Carbon Literacy Project (CLP) are providing accredited training on climate… Read more →

Go Green Week 2022

Go Green Week 2022 written by and image by Heather Sykes Go Green Week 2022 was yet another super success. This year, the university’s Go Green Week ran from the 7th to the 11th of February. There were so many things to celebrate, and it was great fun to see so many people involved. The students at SusThingsOut put together… Read more →

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Bird Watching For Well-being at Worcester

Bird Watching For Well-being at Worcester written by and images by Heather Sykes Bird watching for well-being is coming to campus. Well-being at uni is key. The University of Worcester encourages students to take care of their well-being whilst studying. A new set of signposts have been put up around campus to help students take their minds off everyday stresses.… Read more →

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Concerned about the climate crisis? Cut your textile waste

Concerned about the climate crisis? Cut your textile waste written by Dominic Parry, edited and images by Heather Sykes Clothes are a necessity; they show our personality and individual style. They can hold more value to people than a lot of other everyday items. Every year around £140 million worth of used but wearable clothes are sent to landfill. Textile… Read more →

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Concerned about the clothing crisis? Buy second hand for sustainability

Concerned about the clothing crisis? Buy second hand for sustainability written by Julie Kovacova, edited and images by Heather Sykes When you buy second-hand clothes, you can make fashion more sustainable. It also sounds cool when you tell your friends you found a real gem in a charity shop. There are a few key points that could persuade you to quit fast… Read more →

Hanging clothes with a sign saying 'Why do we impulse buy and what is bad about it?'

Concerned about the clothing crisis? Why do we impulse buy and what is bad about it?

Concerned about the clothing crisis? Why do we impulse buy and what is bad about it written by Julie Kovacova, edited and images by Heather Sykes We all impulse buy at some point in our lives. There are different reasons why we do it. For example, for some of us, it is a coping mechanism. With pressures seemingly increasing every… Read more →