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Department of Environment and Geography

We are a leading centre for teaching and research on sustainable solutions to the world's environmental issues. Find out more about our department.

To mark the Global Climate Strike the image above shows Ed Hawkins' climate stripes for the UK for the years 1884 to 2018. The country (and the planet) are heating up. The stripes are constructed using data from the Met Office. Read more.

A Tribute to Beth Fields

Beth Fields was a wonderfully engaged Environmental Geography student who was tragically killed last year, a victim of domestic violence. She would have graduated this summer. Beth was an enthusiastic and committed student and popular with her classmates. She was warm-hearted and kind, with a gift for communication, who made a huge contribution to departmental life outside of her academic studies. In collaboration with her friends, the Department has established this fundraising page to keep Beth's memory alive and to support three worthy causes. The Beth Fields Award will be given annually to one of our students in recognition of non-academic activities that contribute to our departmental community. A tree will be planted on the campus as a memorial for Beth. And funds will be raised for the York Opportunity Fund to help students from less advantaged backgrounds to pay their living expenses during their studies. Thank you for your support.  

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Meet our students

Katre, BSc, Environment, Economics and Ecology

'I really like how my degree is so relevant in today's world'

KatreBSc Environment, Economics and Ecology

'The supervisors are extremely supportive and it was amazing to meet like-minded students. This MSc opened doors for me and I look forward to pursuing a career in marine conservation.'

Kayleigh, MSc Marine Environmental Management

What do our graduates go on to do?

Athena Swan

We have been awarded an Athena Swan Bronze award. Find out more.

Athena Swan Bronze Award

Celebrating Success

MSc Marine Environmental Management Graduate and Student Orator Hannah Rudd delivers an inspiring speech on her time at the University of York at our recent Graduation Ceremony.