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The Nature Fix – Being Wild and Feeling Great!

With the world facing many unprecedented changes since the beginning of the year, and with much of the future faced with uncertainty – it is inevitable that our human emotions will be surrounded with negativity. Well, this has…

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The Earth Has Many Colours

The natural world boasts a beauty of vibrant colours and textures. Everywhere you look there is diverse fauna and flora – each unique, and in its own way striving to co-exist with our rapidly growing population. Over the…

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Ecolinguistics : The weight of words on the world

The #ShortCourseSaturday series has been running for a few weeks now so I thought it was about time I had a go at one of these courses myself. I decided to try out ‘The Stories We Live By’…

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5 minutes to change the world

Join us live on Facebook!June 8th-18th – 12:30pm With Covid-19 forcing us to cancel the Live Smart Community Festival, we’ve been working with Gloucester Cathedral to bring you a virtual and interactive way to explore, learn and collaborate…

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5 things I learned from being your Live Smart Co-ordinator

My final week as Live Smart Co-ordinator and as a student is now sadly coming to a close. Like many other students, I will be moving on from my studies and adapting to the new graduate world that…

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How sustainable is the Film & Television Industry?

3rd year Film Production student, Lauren Mistretta explores… Whilst studying Film Production over the past three years, I’ve been proud of how my own personal lifestyle and consumption habits have become increasingly sustainable, but I often wonder how…

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5 things you can do to boost your wellbeing and save money

Wellbeing and money are linked in so many ways. Money troubles can cause poor mental wellbeing. Sustaining good physical wellbeing can sometimes cost a lot of money – think the gym and organic food. Trying to manage wellbeing…

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Sustainable Storytelling: Leaving less of a footprint

When I first looked at studying at the University of Gloucestershire’s website profile for my BSc in Animal Biology degree back in 2016, I had no idea how many career paths you could take after graduating. I’ve since…

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5 things I learnt from my collaborative project

Hiya! My name’s Emma and I’m a Performing Arts student. Like a lot of young people, is incredibly conscious of climate change and for the past year I’ve been on a personal journey to try my best to…

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And the winners are….

We hope all of you out there are staying safe and keeping well during the Covid-19 pandemic! Unfortunately the pandemic meant the Live Smart Community Festival that we were all preparing for could sadly not go ahead, but…

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