School of Earth and Environment

Energy switching decisions could widen social inequalities

New research has found that new energy tariffs designed for a low carbon future could leave people on bad deals even worse off

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Environmental Challenges

Explore how human society interacts with the natural world, through this flexible program of online courses

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Coronavirus (covid-19)

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in the world for Geology and Geophysics

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of our research is

'world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent' REF 2014


in the world for Atmospheric Science

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Join us for a new series of live webinars, developed for high school and college students.

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Discuss your PhD options, attend webinars, and receive funding advice, wherever you are in the world.

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Dr Edward Pope of the UK Met Office explores AFRICAP research to mitigate impacts of weather extremes on African lives and livelihoods.

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We’re excited to launch our new online Environment Futures programme for Year 12 students.

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We deliver events and activities to showcase this fascinating subject area to students at schools and colleges across the UK.

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Explore the relationships between people and nature, and the challenging and difficult decisions we face when managing natural resources, through this flexible program of online courses.

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We provide businesses with access to our talented students through a free end-to-end, managed recruitment service.

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The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset.

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