How can we incorporate nature connection into our work as learning developers?


  • Jodi Gregory University of Cumbria



wellbeing, university, nature connection


This poster presents reflections on a year of facilitating regular outdoor ‘walk and talk’ activities embedded within a taught academic skills module. The aims were to foster connections between students, to deepen their sense of belonging, and to positively impact on their mental health by inviting them to spend time in local green spaces during timetabled class hours.

Author Biography

Jodi Gregory, University of Cumbria

Jodi Gregory has been a lecturer since 2005, starting out teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages in further education before moving into learning development in higher education. As a qualitative researcher, Jodi is interested in the situated, lived experiences of mature students. Based in Cumbria, she enthusiastically brings her love of the great outdoors into her work with students. She lives on a Herdwick sheep farm and hangs out with the trees in her free time.


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How to Cite

Gregory, J. (2023) “How can we incorporate nature connection into our work as learning developers?”, Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, (29). doi: 10.47408/jldhe.vi29.1098.

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