Green Gown Awards 2017 - University of Southampton - Finalist

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Professor Simon Kemp has transformed sustainability at the University of Southampton and has led significant change across the Higher Education sector. He has a passion for sustainability education and his mission is to deliver an exceptional learning experience for all students, along with the knowledge and skills they will need to thrive in the workplace whilst making a positive contribution towards solving the world’s problems. 

His lifetime work in sustainability has revolved around placing students at the absolute heart of all activities in teaching, assessment, university events, and business partnerships. 

Simon is a recognised champion of innovation in all elements of his sustainability work in the HE sector. He has dedicated his life to education for sustainable development as he passionately believes in its transformative power and its potential to make the world a better place.

Top 3 learnings:

1 Students are the key to sustainability, but they must be equal partners.

2 Sustainability projects require innovation, so be brave and don’t be afraid to fail and learn.

3 Make your sustainability projects fun!

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