sustainability

Focus on Education for Sustainable Development

If you are beginning to think about the strategic vision of BU2025 you will be aware that within it is embedded the topic of sustainability. The fusion vison is to find ways to enrich society and for all to have responsibility for our actions that will impact the local and global environment. It is expected… Read more »

Meliora: International Symposium of Student Sustainability Research – 13 April 2018 – University of Southampton

Calling for students interested in sustainability – apologies for cross-posting ===== Come and join us at the third annual ‘Meliora International Symposium of Student Sustainability Research’, held at the University of Southampton on 13 April 2018! Each year, students from across the UK and the rest of the world, attend and present their research at… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

It’s time to go green for Go Green Week!

Thanks to Jon Gilbert Sustainability Support Officer for the update Green week is here! from the 13th -17th February and it is set to be a memorable week. It forms part of a national week of action on climate change, involving engaging people in the community through a week of activities. At BU this year Green Week… 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 »