Industry professionals, landlords, students and the National Union of Students held a conference directing the next phase of this longitudinal student-led study into decision-making about heating in student shared houses. Read more →
The ‘Tiyeni’ deep-bed farming conservation agriculture system: a climate-resilient food system for Malawi?
Dr 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… Read more →
JOIN OUR CAMPAIGN TO INCREASE RECYCLING RATES ON CAMPUS Hurry, only 100 breakfast vouchers to give away! If you are a student at Worcester use this hashtag (#Bin It Right) and take the ‘proof of use’ to the SU reception desk to claim a free 5 item breakfast worth £3.35. Join the NUS/Coca Cola National Campaign The University of Worcester… Read more →
Naomi, a student from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, was briefed with making something new from the waste fabrics of a furniture company. Her innovative idea for a cup cosy kit has been very well received, so Digital Creative Assistant, Francesca, recently interviewed Naomi about the process and product! Check it out below! How does your university course… Read more →
University of Worcester collaboration with NGO Self Help Africa – informing government sustainable development policy in Zambia
Dr Alan Dixon’s work on developing a Functional Landscape Approach to managing wetlands has recently been integrated into the work of international non-governmental organisation Self Help Africa in Zambia, where it will inform the Zambian government’s ongoing efforts to implement climate-resilient sustainable development and its national wetlands policy. Their PRESERVE Kafue programme is a three-year project that aims to improve… Read more →
Despite the efforts of landlords, local authorities and government, houses in multiple occupation (HMO) are often perceived as cold, and sometimes damp, with the tenants spending disproportionately large sums on energy. A 2018 report by the National Union of Students on students’ experiences nationally found that: “49% of students described their HMOs as drafty and cold as a result of… Read more →