Sustainability

TODAY 1st Annual MSc Green Economy conference (online) 1pm Monday 15th January

As we are aware the topic of sustainable education and sustainability are a part of the university vision. This afternoon an online conference is being run for the MSc in Green Economy in the Department of Life and Environmental sciences. You are welcome to join in with this via GoToWebinar. The link to register for… Read more »

Sustainability in higher education – call for proposals

Dear colleagues, apologies for cross posting: ======== The Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology invites manuscript submissions for the following special issue:  Sustainability in higher education: What is the role of educational technologies? Guest editor: Dr. Linda Price (Professor & Chair), University of Bedfordshire, UK Call for submissions: On a global scale, we have seen shifts… Read more »

HE Policy Update w/e 25th August 2017

Immigration, International Students and Brexit The government have commissioned a series of assessments and reviews of the impact of immigration policy and Brexit via the Migration Advisory Committee: Call for evidence and briefing note: EEA-workers in the UK labour market – we will be responding on the HE questions via UCEA and UUK and we… Read more »

Bournemouth’s Annie East shortlisted for National Green Gown award

Annie East,  lecturer in the Department of Media Production has been shortlisted for a national teaching and learning award for her sustainability work: Greening the screen; facing the challenge of embedding education for sustainable development into higher education media production courses An extract from the EAUC Press release shows the significance of this achievement: This… Read more »

Sustainable development goals competiton highlights great teaching practise

Supporting our academic staff in incorporating the principles of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Global Citizenship into the curriculum is an important part of our sustainable objectives at BU. This year to highlight some of the good teaching practise CEL ran a competition which asked lecturers to give examples of where they incorporate the… Read more »

Sulitest: The first global tool to assess Sustainability Literacy lands at BU

BU has just signed up to Sulitest, the first sustainability literacy tool to measure, improve and develop sustainability literacy on a global scale and to help create and inspire global citizens. The sustainable literacy test which is known as Sulitest is a global platform for developing sustainable awareness. Used in 58 countries, it is helping… Read more »

Research into barriers to pro-environmental behaviours at BU

Exciting research is being undertaken to investigate the barriers that affect the levels of engagement of staff in environmental initiatives at Bournemouth University. This student research into pro-environmental behaviours aims to increase understanding of the barriers to  participation in environmental initiatives and behaviours at BU and to identify what opportunities could help increase participation. This… Read more »

Waste Audit highlights improvements but that more work must be done

The Student Centre was transformed earlier in the month to make way for the annual BU Waste Audit. The Audit was run by an enthusiastic group of student and staff volunteers who were willing to pick through the 22 bags of General waste and Mixed Recycling which had been collected in the morning from around the Talbot and Lansdowne Campuses. While not the… Read more »

CEL Education for Sustainable Development Teaching Award 2017 – great ideas wanted…

Colleagues! Please consider applying for our award – and help a local charity! deadline Friday 28th April 5.pm Briefing: Depending on your viewpoint:   What are the health priorities following a catastrophic event? Are such events becoming more frequent because of climate change? How should we organise UK response to such events to reduce the… Read more »