#EarthToParis: Lancaster Catastrophe

Saturday, 5th of December It’s 7am in the morning and our train is meant to depart in 38 minutes. However, a few minutes later the speaker makes the announcement: all trains coming from the North have been delayed due to severe weather conditions. Every minute that passes, the train delays even further. Luckily, we still…

Faith and Climate Action: Changing business and society values

Matthew 6:19 Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and dust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. As a Christian I am told by my Father to be eternally minded, to be always thinking of His glory and of His Kingdom. When my pastor back home in Adelaide preached…

A Big Thank-You to the Careers and Employability Team!

When we approached our Careers Team to ask for help with improving and writing our CV’s they were only too happy to assist. Not only were they pleased to run a bespoke session just for us, the Careers and Employability Team have provided some financial support to send us to Paris. So we owe a big THANK-YOU…

The Era of Overconsumption—The Psychology behind a Vicious Spiral

Picture accessed from Black Friday Madness at Walmart as People Fight over Phones, TECHFLEECE.com [accessed November 23th, 2012] This December, apart from COP21, which is aiming to reach a legally binding agreement between over 190 governmental representatives, the WBCSD meeting also takes place in Paris and is focusing on finding  new  directions for businesses to achieve sustainable development. This…

Social change, innovative teaching and engaged students? Yes please!

When I heard that there was the possibility Lancaster University could send students to Paris for the World Business Forum I didn’t hesitate to get stuck in! I thought I should use this blog post as an opportunity to explain the reasons why this trip aligns so well with our values and ambitions in the…

Winners announced! 8 winners 3 runners-up

Winners announced! 8 winners 3 runners-up We are thrilled to announce our COP21 competition winners and runners-up. My colleague, Colin Brown, and I had an enjoyable but challenging time marking the entries. We were delighted to see the amount of research that the undergraduates had undertaken, especially as the competition was set in the first week of term,…

Crowdfunding initiative goes live – ‘Lancaster students act on climate change’ – 7 still need your help!

We are really thrilled to announce our crowdfunding initiative –  calling for support to get our students to COP21.  In just 3 days we have raised enough sponsorship for 1 out of the 8 to go.  We are hopeful that with help through networks, friends and family we can get the financial support for the other 7.  Over the next 40 days we aim to raise funds to meet the project target of £5730 and…

Lancaster Uni at COP21 – Student selection process underway

Our COP21 competition has now reached the student selection phase. We have been overwhelmed by the commitment and enthusiasm we have received from our cohort.  Below, is a photograph of our undergraduates holding up their 500 word response documents (addressing the question ‘how significant might COP21 be in ameliorating Climate Change?’).  The group only has to wait one more week…

Lancaster University Management and Business students vying for a place on the prestigious UN Climate Conference trip

Here at Lancaster University we have just announced an exciting opportunity for 8 students to attend the World Business Council for Sustainable Development meeting in Paris, as part of the UN Climate Change Conference. The selected students not only will be able to take an active part in the process, they will hear first-hand the views of experts from industry, thereby witnessing ideas put…