Author: Katy Boom

Katy has led the development of wide ranging sustainability initiatives at the University of Worcester in her role as director of sustainability. Her work focuses on the campus, working in the community and embedding sustainability in the curriculum. Overseeing the development of students as partners on major sustainability change programs and building sustainability skills with students and student volunteers Katy’s work has won a number of national and international awards. Katy is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the EAUC. Katy represents the University on Worcestershire's Local Nature Partnership and Worcestershire Climate Change Strategy Group and is a member of the SuLiTest UK Steering Group. Katy's research interests include frameworks for measuring sustainability culture in Higher Education, managing energy in student rented homes, an online magazine for students, academics and practitioners to engage students in sustainable development and developing bike share schemes.

The ‘Tiyeni’ deep-bed farming conservation agriculture system: a climate-resilient food system for Malawi?

Alan Dixon and Albert Mvula from the University of Worcester’s Department of Geography have been researching the social-ecological sustainability of a new farming system in Malawi… In its 5th assessment report on the impacts of climate change, the IPCC (2014) placed sub-Saharan Africa at the front line of climate unpredictability, suggesting that it is here where people will be the… Read more →

The University of Worcester advises Self Help Africa – directly benefitting government policy

Dr Alan Dixon’s work on developing a Functional Landscaped Approach for sustaining the ecosystem and livelihood benefits for people and wetlands has recently been integrated into the work of non-governmental organisation Self Help Africa. Their PRESERVE Kafue programme is a three-year project that aims to improve the resilience, food, income and nutrition security of 3,000 households in the Monze, Namwala… Read more →

How to Make a Digital Impact; Go Green Week 2019 (Free Talk)

Build organic ranking in search engines; develop digital campaigns to share information about your services; sell your products online; attract more volunteers to sign up to campaigns. The University is providing a FREE TALK to all charities, organisations and businesses who are supporting Go Green Week, 2019 to help you with your digital presence. The session is delivered by Wendy… Read more →

Unlocking the River Severn – citizen science and young volunteers

Hello! We are students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), located in Worcester, Massachusetts in the USA. We were in Worcester, UK to complete a project as part of our degree requirements. The four of us that make up this team are in our third of four years of university. We are working with the Severn Rivers Trust (SRT) on their Unlocking the Severn project,… Read more →

E-Bike share in Worcester

Operating on the University of Worcester campus since 2012, an investment from the WLEP,  Worcestershire County Council and Worcester City Council has now blossomed into a successful bike share of 100 bikes, 50 are Gtech electric bikes. Known as Woo Bikes this 2 year pilot is investigating the impact of e-bikes to the fleet and is working with large employers… Read more →