NSEG fieldtrip

NSEG 15th Anniversary Reunion: Saturday 7 October 2017

15 academic years ago, the MSc Course in Nature, Society and Environmental Policy was set up at the School of Geography and the Environment in Oxford, with the aim of providing a theoretically rigorous, research-focused course, demanding cross-disciplinary engagement and critical thinking about a range of contemporary environmental challenges.

Since the first cohort of 'NSEPers' graduated in September 2003, another 400 students from 35 countries have followed them and embarked on exciting environmental careers, and more over the course itself has evolved, eventually changing its name from 'Policy' to 'Governance' in 2015.

It is therefore high time to celebrate and bring together alumni, graduating and incoming students as well as past and current staff for an afternoon and evening of discussion and networking.

Dr James Palmer

"As Course Director of the programme since 2015, I'm hugely excited about the prospect of bringing the NSEG alumni network together in one place to celebrate 'NSEG@15'! This will be a wonderful opportunity to share memories of your experiences of the course, to reminisce and catch up with old friends, to strike up conversations with new faces, and to think collectively about the future directions which NSEG might take as it seeks to hone the critical analytical and research skills of the next generation of environmental thinkers and practitioners."

Dr James Palmer | Course Director, NSEG MSc/MPhil


14:30Arrival, mix and mingle | Refreshments SoGE, Herbertson Room
15:15 Welcome | Update on the course SoGE, Lecture Theatre
16:00 NSEG at 15: Alumni Reflections, memories and looking ahead to the future
Panel discussion:
Victoria Mason (2007-2008), Consumer Protection Policy Manager at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Haley Bowcock (2008-09), Policy Officer, Greater London Authority
Alexandra Littaye (2010-11) Development and Research Associate, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment
Tom Simchak (2003-04), Policy Advisor - Energy & Environment, British Embassy, Washington.
SoGE, Lecture Theatre
17:00 Close and break
18:00 Drinks Reception Somerville College
19:00 3-Course Reunion Dinner Somerville College, Dining Hall
21:00 Post-dinner celebration Somerville College, Student Bar

Be part of it!

This event is meant for you, all NSEP/NSEG alumni!

There are various ways in which you can get involved in the celebrations and contribute to the event, even if you won't be able to join us on the day. So, whether you are coming on 7 October or not, please take a moment to:

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Send us your alumni profile

Since 2002, over 400 students have come to study for an MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Policy or Governance, and together they form a vibrant network of professional expertise and contacts. We would like to visualise this network by collating your career paths online and displaying them on the day.
Download the short questionnaire and send the completed file to christine.baro@ouce.ox.ac.uk by 3 September 2017.

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Map your activities

Let's map our collective engagement and create the NSEG Atlas of Action!

Please complete this short form to let us know where in the world you have worked since you graduated from the course.

The interactive atlas itself will be available here soon.

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Let our NSEG timeline grow

Share your class and fieldtrip pictures (in decent quality for printing and with captions) and help us grow the NSEG timeline. Your favourite MSc year moments will become milestones in NSEG's 15 year history. You can bring printed photos, scribbles or other memories on the day or send digital material to Christine in advance: christine.baro@ouce.ox.ac.uk