Your classrooms, labs and study spaces
The school's courses are delivered in a variety of tiered classrooms, lecture theatres, labs and seminar rooms. Student space areas have been developed in newly renovated areas, provided ergonomic and comfortable places to review material or discuss classes with your peers. And new facilities on campus, such as new labs and our astronomical telescope in the Grenfell Observatory, mean you are learning in cutting edge facilities.
You will find your classes are inherently interdisciplinary, filled with peers who possess a multitude of interests. Outside of your declared major, there will be many opportunities to experience new disciplines in your elective courses, and you will be exposed to a myriad of new ideas and points of view. As a campus that embraces inclusivity, Grenfell is proud to have a student body that is varied and multicultural, as well as academically diverse. And of course in the School of Science and the Environment, the great outdoors around us is a classroom – many field courses and experiential learning opportunities will give you hands-on experience in the region.
Faculty and staff
Our faculty and staff are actively engaged in a number of different research areas. A large cluster of research can be classified as pertaining to the natural environment, particularly boreal ecosystems and agriculture. This includes research at the molecular level right up to the level of economics, sustainability and policy. Particular areas include sustainable agriculture and cropping systems, soil science and environmental microbiology, hydrological modelling, sustainable land and water resources management, food security and food sovereignty, ecology, carbon and forest modelling, environmental remediation, water quality and treatment and research into pollinators and soil amendment.
Researchers at the Environmental Policy Institute (EPI) are involved in research on topics such as water and watershed governance, forestry and land use planning, fisheries certification and other market mechanisms, risk analysis, habitat restoration, climate change adaptation and sustainable communities. And the new Boreal Ecosystem Research Initiative (BERI) includes a state-of-the-art laboratory facility that provides significant infrastructure for scientific research in the environmental, boreal and agricultural sectors.