Universities and colleges are now expected to demonstrate their value to wider society. Often uniquely placed to engage with local and regional communities, they are able to support and enhance the development of sustainable growth significantly.
Institutions can function as important conduits for establishing stimulating and supportive meaningful relationships, which are mutually beneficial. Outreach programmes and/or activities to widen participation and promote inclusion are examples of how positive outcomes can come to be. Institutions can also be significant contributors to local economies, directly through the procurement of local products and services or indirectly by strengthening the resilience of the local workforce with skills development support.
The EAUC-Scotland's Community Engagement Topic Support Network (TSN) is open to all, providing an opportunity for those working in or with the further and higher education sector to share ideas and questions and to get together to hear from particular speakers or discuss topics of interest.
SDG Accord Report 2022 - Case Studies
Why at an Art School? Why Environmental and Social Justice Matters here Glasgow School of Art
Learn about the journey of plastics
Learn about the journey of plastics
Sam Barnett from Forth Environmental Resilience Array introduced their project, hosted by the University of Stirling at the EAUC-Scotland Forum Meeting in December 2021. The...
Videos: 'A Cry from Palawan, The Philippines' and 'What is at Stake Behind the Energy Transition'
University of Gloucestershire
University of Cambridge
Sustainable Young Minds - University joins forces with school and housing association to increase community recycling
End of term enters the circular economy. Closing the loop of circular economy during pandemic to support local community
Wild Connections - Windowsill Series
Impact tool: Community Carbon Calculator
Circular Textiles Greenwich
Supporting local action for a better Edinburgh
Climate Change Catastrophe! - a new show about climate change, made by kids, for grown-ups
Making the most of the coast - marine plastics
Hero’s Haven student society project
Low carbon SMEs
Launch of the second annual SDG report; ‘Progress towards the Global Goals in the University and College sector'.
Invest for Change campaign - SOS
How certain SDGs combine in relation to issues of concern and opportunity
We recognise that as an SDG Accord signatory, institutions have great stories to tell on how SDGs are being integrated within their community. As part of the institutional SDG...
It is a certainty that climate change will affect different people and places unevenly, and therefore to lead to greater inequalities and injustices within and across nations,...
Universities Facing Climate Change and Sustainability
2021 Benefitting Society - Universidad del Norte - Colombia
2021 Benefitting Society - UCSI University - Malaysia
2021 Benefitting Society - The University of Newcastle - Australia
2021 Benefitting Society - The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Hong Kong
2021 Benefitting Society - Széchenyi István University of Gyor - Hungary
2021 Benefitting Society - Sheridan College - Canada
2021 Benefitting Society - International Islamic University Malaysia - Malaysia
2021 Benefitting Society - Institut Polytechnique UniLaSalle - France
2021 Benefitting Society - Furman University - USA
2021 Benefitting Society - Facens University Center - Brazil
2021 Benefitting Society - Centro Universitário Internacional UNINTER - Brazil
2021 Benefitting Society - Autonomous University of Querétaro - Mexico
The Pedagogy of Transition: Educating for the Future We Want
University of Cambridge's 2019–20 Environmental Sustainability Report
UNESCO launches Roadmap for next ten years of Education for Sustainable Development in every region
Sustainability Leadership Scorecard (SLS) Annual Report 2020
UWS delivering sustainability
The Art of Sustainability - Strategy, resilience and creativity
Creating change through collaboration
D&G - A green region
OfS Challenge Competition: Achieving a step change in mental health outcomes for all students This Challenge Competition encouraged universities and colleges,...
How to make a cup of (sustainabili) tea!
Catering for Life
Changing for good
Small changes for significant impact on sustainability
Drastic and fantastic plastic reduction
Nudge LSE to plant-based options
City grows green
Cup, cup “n” away!
The Surgical Journey: Transforming patient outcomes
Learning from Loss: Climate change, coastal heritage and community action
Innocence Project London
S.H.E.D (Social Higher Education Depot)
Hope Fest - a wellness and music event for Dublin’s homeless community
Vets in the Community - Pets need vets
Creating our Vision for a Greener Future
SEND & KRISP: Supporting Staffordshire businesses for sustainability
Repairing today for tomorrow
The Sir Doug Ellis Pathway to Healthcare Programme
RWAD (‘entrepreneurs’ in Arabic)
Accelerating Education for the SDGs in Universities’ from Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)
Stepchange: mentally healthy universities forms part of a refreshed call to action for universities
The Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) has published a new report with original testimony and practical guidance for UK universities on decolonising higher education. The...
Free business courses to help improve your skills and knowledge.
A case study resource looking at Period Poverty as a global issue that can affect anyone with a menstrual cycle.
For this session we heard from Anya Doherty at Foodsteps about calculating carbon foot prints for food and catering outlets and Bekki Laycock on community gardens and NUS...
10 THINGS TO DO to help the Earth during Covid-19 lock down (and beyond)
Climate Change Synthesis Report 2019
Engaging Environments ran from October 2017 to March 2019 and was a NERC-funded project supporting consortium and capacity building projects to build a long-term, effective and...
Individual lifestyle changes to mitigate climate change
This short webinar delivered by Sarah Briggs, Keele's Sustainability Project Officer, will explore the first Schools Climate Summit held by Keele University in July 2019....
The EAUC-Scotland Community Engagement Topic Support Network (TSN) in collaboration with the University of Stirling Students' Union met on 14 October 2019 to...
Ever wondered how to make your events more sustainable? You’re not alone. Green events are a key area and they’re destined to become the standard. In an era where...
Green Gown Awards 2019 - University of Worcester - Finalist
Green Gown Awards 2019 - University of the West of England - Finalist
Green Gown Awards 2019 - University of Gloucestershire - Finalist
Green Gown Awards - The University of Manchester - Total Reporting
Green Gown Awards 2019 - The University of Edinburgh - Finalist
Green Gown Awards 2019 - London School of Economics & Political Science - Finalist
Green Gown Awards 2019 - King’s College London - Finalist
Green Gown Awards 2019 - Keele University - Finalist
Green Gown Awards 2019 - Aston University - Finalist
Presented by Mark Durdin of Cardiff University and Stuart Bowman of Breathe Energy – this joint presentation of our project plan that mapped out how Breathe supported...
West Lothian College: Men into childcare/ forest classroom
Climate Ready Clyde - a partnership for a climate resilient city region
Caring Cups for the Chester community
ScienceX - taking science to new audiences
SEE Change - delivering Social, Economic and Environmental benefits by being an anchor in the community
Student Law Office - facilitating access to justice in the North East
Food + Wood
Za’atari - living our future now
Community Legal Outreach Collaboration Keele - ‘CLOCK’-ing up 9,000 volunteering hours to provide access to justice to 4,000 people
Transforming Life Behind Bars
Biodiversity refreshes a campus naturally
#PassingPositivity Mental Health United