Sustainability

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…

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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 »

Best paper award for CEL

Dr Debbie Holley and David Biggins presented a paper, co-authored with Dr Marketa Zezulkova and George Evangelinos, at the 3rd EAI International Conference on e-Learning e-Education and Online Training (eLEOT) in Dublin between 31st August and 2nd September 2016.  The paper was entitled Digital Competence and Capability Frameworks in the Context of Learning, Self-Development and… Read more »

Festival of Learning 2016: grassroots responses to educational disadvantage

GRASSROOTS RESPONSES TO REGIONAL EDUCATION CHALLENGES: a workshop As part of BU’s Festival of Learning, our Fair Access Researchers will be facilitating a workshop exploring educational disadvantage in the region. The event will be held on Monday 27 June 2016 between 14:00-16:00 in the new FUSION BUILDING, TALBOT CAMPUS [F107]. Bournemouth, Poole and surrounding region face significant challenges when it comes… Read more »

Education for Sustainable Development – and could you consider Fairtrade?

In the next few weeks, Professor Chris Shiel will be sending out a call for case studies (it’s going to be a competition with prizes) to gather case studies of approaches used at BU to develop the knowledge, skills and competences to address the need for sustainable development. Chris will be asking staff to illustrate… Read more »

Education for Sustainable Development – students want more, BU Vision and Values highlights our ambitions, so can we up our game?

The results of the fifth NUS student survey reveal students’ attitudes towards sustainable development: 80% of students said that they want their institutions to be doing more on sustainability, and 60% want to learn more about it. So are we doing enough at BU and how could we do more? BU 2018 articulates the vision:… Read more »