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  • Comparing COVID-19 with our climate emergency

    By Dr Neil Edwards

    Professor of Earth System Science, Prof. Neil Edwards, talks to ecologist Dr Julia Cooke about the connections and contrasts between the COVID-19 pandemic and our climate emergency, and their impacts on society and the economy.

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    10 mins

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    06 Apr 2021

  • Comparing COVID-19 with our climate emergency

    Beginner level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Apr 2021
    Professor of Earth System Science, Prof. Neil Edwards, talks to ecologist Dr Julia Cooke about the connections and contrasts between the COVID-19 pandemic...
  • How to respond to the climate emergency

    By Dr Emma Dewberry

    Tackling climate change requires change at every level of society, and particularly in the systems and institutions of governance and leadership. As individuals, issues of climate change can feel remote to our own lives and leave us feeling...

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    10 mins

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    06 Apr 2021

  • How to respond to the climate emergency

    Beginner level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Apr 2021
    Tackling climate change requires change at every level of society, and particularly in the systems and institutions of governance and leadership. As...
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    Updated on:

    06 Apr 2021

  • Climate change in the global South: Bangladesh and Senegal

    Beginner level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Apr 2021
    The films on this page explore climate change in two countries: Bangladesh in south Asia, and Senegal in west Africa.
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    How can you become a geologist?

    Watch an interview with geologist George Riley, as he shares his advice on how to get into the mining industry, plus what he enjoys most about geology.

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    02 Mar 2021

  • How can you become a geologist?

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    Watch an interview with geologist George Riley, as he shares his advice on how to get into the mining industry, plus what he enjoys most about geology.
  • Scotland's gold trail

    By Dr Julie Robson, Dr Gerry Mooney

    Did you know that Scotland has strong ties with gold mining? Discover the locations where the precious metal is found.

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    02 Mar 2021

  • Scotland's gold trail

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    Updated 02 Mar 2021
    Did you know that Scotland has strong ties with gold mining? Discover the locations where the precious metal is found.
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    Gold Town

    Work on Scotland’s first gold mine begins. Will everything go to plan?

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    02 Mar 2021

  • Gold Town

    Updated 02 Mar 2021
    Work on Scotland’s first gold mine begins. Will everything go to plan?
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    Wangari Maathai: standing up for women and the environment

    By Dr Yoseph Araya

    Professor Wangari Maathai was an environmentalist and the first female African Nobel Peace Prize winner. Yoseph Araya explores her contribution to the environment and what that meant to be a woman in this field of work.

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    01 Mar 2021

  • Wangari Maathai: standing up for women and the environment

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Mar 2021
    Professor Wangari Maathai was an environmentalist and the first female African Nobel Peace Prize winner. Yoseph Araya explores her contribution to...
  • Fashion and the environment

    By Go Green

    There is a growing awareness that fashion – and particularly fast fashion – is environmentally unsustainable. 

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    55 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    27 Jan 2021

  • Fashion and the environment

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    Introductory level Duration 55 mins Updated 27 Jan 2021
    There is a growing awareness that fashion – and particularly fast fashion – is environmentally unsustainable. 
  • What the Brexit deal means for the Cornish fishing industry

    By Dr Vicky Johnson

    Brexit and fishing have two big topics over the past few years. Dr Vicky Johnson looks at what happens now that Brexit has finally happened. 

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    22 Jan 2021

  • What the Brexit deal means for the Cornish fishing industry

    Updated 22 Jan 2021
    Brexit and fishing have two big topics over the past few years. Dr Vicky Johnson looks at what happens now that Brexit has finally happened. 
  • Rocky relations: Why an isolated rock in the Atlantic is a sought after and contested place

    By Dr Gerry Mooney

    Rockall is an uninhabitable granite islet situated in the North Atlantic Ocean. It lies within the exclusive economic zone of the United Kingdom and is claimed by the UK as its territory. As Dr Gerry Mooney...

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    15 Jan 2021

  • Rocky relations: Why an isolated rock in the Atlantic is a sought after and contested place

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jan 2021
    Rockall is an uninhabitable granite islet situated in the North Atlantic Ocean. It lies within the exclusive economic zone of...

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    BA (Honours) Environmental Studies

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    Environmental issues are posing multiple challenges to people and ecosystems...

    BA/BSc (Honours) Design and Innovation

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    BA/BSc (Honours) Design and Innovation
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 19 Apr 2021
    This general design degree focuses on developing creative design thinking and...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Environmental Studies

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Environmental Studies
    Updated 19 Apr 2021
    Climate change, biodiversity loss and resource depletion are just some of the...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Environmental Science

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Environmental Science
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    This interdisciplinary diploma combines science studies in biology, geography and...

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Apr 2021
    This certificate combines aspects of science, technology and social science to...

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    Environmental policy in an international context

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    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 19 Apr 2021
    This innovative module explores the causes and consequences of a range of...

    Environment: sharing a dynamic planet

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    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 19 Apr 2021
    Environmental issues pose challenges. What are the biophysical and social causes...

    Environment and society

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    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 19 Apr 2021
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    BA (Honours) Business Studies

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    BA (Honours) Business Studies
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    How do businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? What’s...

    BA (Honours) Environmental Studies

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    Environmental change affects us all, and the challenge of how human society can –...

    BA (Honours) Environmental Studies

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    BA (Honours) Environmental Studies
    Updated 19 Apr 2021
    Environmental issues are posing multiple challenges to people and ecosystems...

    BA/BSc (Honours) Design and Innovation

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    BA/BSc (Honours) Design and Innovation
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 19 Apr 2021
    This general design degree focuses on developing creative design thinking and...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Environmental Studies

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Environmental Studies
    Updated 19 Apr 2021
    Climate change, biodiversity loss and resource depletion are just some of the...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Environmental Science

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Environmental Science
    Updated 19 Apr 2021
    This interdisciplinary diploma combines science studies in biology, geography and...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Design and Innovation

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Design and Innovation
    Updated 19 Apr 2021
    This general design diploma focuses on developing creative design thinking to...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Environment

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Environment
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Apr 2021
    This certificate combines aspects of science, technology and social science to...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Design and Innovation

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Design and Innovation
    Updated 19 Apr 2021
    This general design certificate focuses on developing creative design thinking to...

    Environmental policy in an international context

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    Environmental policy in an international context
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 19 Apr 2021
    This innovative module explores the causes and consequences of a range of...