In celebrating Earth Day, the importance of environmental research is clear. Not only is it key to raise awareness and understanding of climate change, but to share the experiences of those studying first-hand just how our planet is being impacted.
Those featured in the campaign to highlight our innovative researchers include Tessa Driessen, who discusses her research into lakes in Western Uganda in this video, as well as Timo Kelder, who introduces his research focusing on climate extremes here.
Postgraduate Research President, Nathan Ritchie, shares his thoughts on the social media campaign and highlighting the important research taking place in Loughborough below:
“We decided to run a social media campaign spotlighting environmental researchers because we recognise that their work is crucial to building a sustainable future. A purpose of the posts was also to highlight the breadth of PGR environmental research at Loughborough University. We had submissions from multiple schools, and we attempted to highlight the potentialities for collaboration on environmental work across the institution. We asked Postgraduate researchers to submit a short one-minute video introducing their research, which is not an easy thing to do! I was really impressed with the level of interest, and the quality of submissions.”