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We're proud to be one of the most developed schools of our kind in Europe. But what does it mean to be an excellent institution for environmental sciences? 

For us, it means a focus on research that matters. We are ranked first for research impact in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences (Times Higher Education REF 2014 Subject Analysis). We influence policy at the highest levels on climate change, atmospheric and ocean science, natural resource management, and biodiversity conservation. 

It means being open to learning. We are an interdisciplinary school, bringing together different aspects of natural and social sciences. Today's problems require inventive solutions, so we encourage students to explore psychological, policymaking and scientific approaches, making them adaptable, inventive and collaborative. We also give our students opportunities to learn from hands-on experience in their chosen subject area. 

It also means always striving to be better. We were awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, marking 50 years of research and discovery. We're dedicated to welcoming and inspiring new generations of diverse, committed, confident scientists and problem-solvers. 



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Since 1992, the School's Patron is HRH The Prince of Wales

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