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This presentation was given as an introduction to the 'Financing and Managing Projects for Change' Summit at the EAUC-Scotland Conference 2017, by David Nicolson, Climate Change Manager at Robert Gordon University Student Association.

Session Outline

This presentation outlines how the Robert Gordon University's Student Association has been able to deliver sustainability-related projects in the form of their Go Green initiative, which focuses on behaviour change. The Go Green campaign is funded by the Climate Challenge Fund, which awarded Go Green around £150,000 for one year, which allowed employment of two full-time and two part-time staff members. The Climate Challenge Fund runs on the financial year, which makes planning difficult as the university runs on the academic year. The current projects are also heavily reliant on student volunteers, with the volunteer hours reflected in students' transcripts.

The Student Association has also been able to secure more funding by accessing smaller and more specific funds, e.g. through Cycling Scotland.


EAUC-Scotland held their fourth conference on the 22nd February 2017 at the University of Stirling. Find all resources from the Conference using the tag EAUCS2017, and find out more about the event on the Conference webpages.

Find the other resources from the 'Financing and Managing Project for Change' Summit here.