Monthly Archives: March 2012

Rio+20: I grew up under Thatcher …

Well, after all of the fantastic entries you’ve read over the last few weeks, it’s time for our winner’s entry. Ed Byers, a PhD student in the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences (and what a strong showing that School made overall in … Continue reading

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Rio+20: Integrating sustainability and development

Hopefully you’ve enjoyed reading the featured Rio+20 entries we’ve been bringing you over the last few weeks. It’s now time to reveal our penultimate entry. Finishing in second place in the competition (and only losing out to our winner by the tightest … Continue reading

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Rio+20: Changing the face of development – invisible fingerprints need to be recognised

Achieving an impressive third place in our Rio competition, BA Combined Honours student Claire Chisholm impressed all of the judges with her eloquent, powerful and well thought-out entry. Many of the judges commented on the fact that Claire’s entry was … Continue reading

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Rio+20: Could it be a marketer to save the world?

Today’s featured Rio+20 entry comes from Henrietta (Etta) Smylie, a BSc Marketing student from the Newcastle University Business School. Etta’s entry drew on her expertise in marketing and examined the power (and responsibility) of big business to help solve some … Continue reading

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Rio+20: What about individual responsibility?

Our next shortlisted entry comes from another MEng Civil Engineering student, Luke Barnwell (School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences). Luke’s entry examines the disconnect between global issues and our own personal actions and choices and asks what can be done … Continue reading

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Oh dear, that didn’t work very well! Those of you who follow this blog via email may just have received a very strange post … we were testing out some new functions of the blog and accidentally published a test … Continue reading

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Rio+20: Sustainable development – a paradox?

It’s time to unveil the first of our shortlisted entries. Finishing in 6th place overall, MEng Civil Engineering (School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences) student Martin Findlay’s entry examines the paradox inherent in the term ‘sustainable development’ and highlights the need … Continue reading

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Rio+20: Who teaches who?

Today’s featured Rio+20 entry comes from Carla Washbourne, a PhD student in Civil Engineering (School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences). Carla only narrowly missed out on making the shortlist with her engaging entry on the dangers of our currently prevalent … Continue reading

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