Universities and colleges are now expected to demonstrate their value to wider society. They are often uniquely placed to engage with their communities and the wider public in ways which support the development of sustainable local communities.
Institutions can function as important conduits for partnership working by stimulating and supporting meaningful relationships for mutual benefit within the wider community, using internal expertise to contribute to local strategic partnerships and energising them to contribute to an area’s regeneration or development. Outreach programmes and/or activities to widen participation and promote inclusion in the local area can also contribute significantly to the development of otherwise neglected sections of society.
Institutions are also often significant contributors to the local economy, whether directly through the procurement of local products and services or indirectly by strengthening the resilience of the local workforce by supporting skills development.
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. Find out more about the TSNs here.
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 so is likely to lead to inequalities within and across nations, and between current...
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