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A Tree-mendous thank you to UON lecturers

Date 1.10.2021

A University of Northampton graduate has given her lecturers a thoughtful thank you gift, to mark her graduation.

Veronika Yurukova, a mature student, who has just completed her Travel and Tourism programme with the University thanked the Events, Tourism and Hospitality teaching team with the gift of nine saplings, which have been planted on campus.

Speaking about her gift, Veronika said: “My tutors have gone above and beyond to support me throughout my studies. They’ve supported me as I’ve grown my knowledge and grown as a person, I felt the gift of the trees was a perfect act of gratitude.

“A very influential module for me was the responsible tourism module, I think it’s important that people do evolve their understanding of the impact that they can have on a destination when they visit. Although I live in Northampton, my travel to and from campus has created a carbon footprint, I hope these trees will make a small difference in offsetting that impact.”

Although she has now graduated, Veronika, who lives in Northampton, plans to visit the trees at the University. The Birch, Willow, Hazel, Wild Cherry, Alder, Elder and Oak trees, each named after a member of the academic team, have been planted close to the banks of the River Nene, and will be a beautiful place for students, staff and the community to enjoy and be inspired.