MESPOM Alumna at INC 3 UN international plastics treaty

January 31, 2024

Hello everyone! I am Ginevra. I graduated from MESPOM in 2020 and chose the environmental science track in Manchester. During my undergraduate BA degree in European Studies I became passionate about environmental policy, but realized that environmental policy-makers often lack environmental scientific backgrounds. This led me to the application to MESPOM where coming from an environmental policy background I could bridge the gap and acquire the environmental scientific skills needed.

Up in flames by MESPOM professor Anke Schaffartzik

January 16, 2024

Anke Schaffartzik, MESPOM professor, has a background in social ecology and ecological economics, with a focus on social metabolism, that is, on the forms of resource use (extraction, imports, exports, stocks) required to reproduce a society. Much of her research has been on the role of trade in international material (and other) inequalities. Her interest revolves around how societal organization, e.g., the prevailing economic system, shapes resources use and vice versa.

The MESPOM semester at Manchester, by student Lily Hess

Hi! My name is Lily Hess, and I am currently a second-year MESPOM student doing my third
semester at the University of Manchester.

My previous academic background had little to do with environmental science – I studied
international relations for my undergraduate degree. Afterwards, I held a couple jobs in journalism and academic editing.

MESPOM Alumna at Eat4Change Youth Summit

November 30, 2023

Hello, I am Francesca and I graduated from MESPOM in 2020. Following my undergraduate studies in Politics, Philosophy and Economics I applied to the MESPOM programme which struck me for its international and interdisciplinary features. The two years made me grow a lot, not only in terms of knowledge but also as a person. They allowed me to build strong ties with people from all over the world and create priceless memories that I will cherish forever.

I knew that MESPOM was the right program for me to pursue and develop skills in science-based policymaking

June 14, 2023

Marko Niko Baloloy told us about his thesis project on the sensitivity of the hydrogen-related emissions in the context of the development of the UK hydrogen economy by 2050.

I am Marko Niko Baloloy, a MESPOM student from the Philippines. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of the Philippines that strengthened my knowledge in climatology, DRRM, and CCAM.