Michelle Richards

Degree: BSc Environmental Conservation

Project title: Perceptions and Attitudes towards Climate Change and Climate Activism

Project Overview

This research project was conducted in April 2020 within the localised case study area of South Wales.  The survey was distributed online via social media on Earth Day 2020. 214 responses were received. The questions were a mixture of closed and open response to gain understanding of perceptions of climate change and the attitudes towards climate activism in South Wales. 

Why did you choose this course?

I chose to study the BSc in Environmental Conservation after attending an open day, and meeting the down-to-earth course tutors, including Rhian, and Lara, feeling that this course was right for me. The small class sizes are a bonus, which have enabled a more personable learning experience, in comparison to other universities. 

Why did you choose to attend UWTSD?

The stunning waterfront location of the new campus, SA1, is within walking distance of Swansea city centre, and the Environment Centre (which I recommend visiting) plus the Dylan Thomas Centre, many other attractions, and green spaces.  

The most important thing I have learned from this course is the interconnectedness of the different biomes, and the pressure us humans are placing on our earth’s finite resources and planetary boundaries. Increasingly we are seeing how important the environment is for human health and wellbeing. It is vital we conserve our environment now and for future generations, including protecting biodiversity and wildlife.   

What are your future plans?

I am passionate about climate change and for my dissertation was able to research the opinions and perceptions on climate change and recent climate protests, within the South Wales valleys. On completion of my degree I plan to return to study the postgraduate course in Environmental Conservation and Management. 

Poster board

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