These presentations were given as part of the 'Financing and Managing Projects for Change' Summit at the EAUC-Scotland Conference 2017, by Orsolya Keri, Campus Cycling Officer at University of Stirling, and Lara Fahey, Campus Cycling Officer at University of St Andrews, with an introduction by Paul Wright from Cycling Scotland.
The Session started with an introduction by Paul Wright, who gave an overview of the Cycling Scotland Internship Programme and the Cycle Friendly Campus Awards Cycling Scotland is running.
Both presentations from Orsolya and Lara explain how the University of Stirling and the University of St Andrews benefited from Cycling Scotland's Internship Programme, which placed 10 graduates (with 800 working hours each) with various universities and colleges in Scotland to promote cycling to students and staff as an alternative means of transport.
Through the Cycling Scotland Internship Programme, the University of Stirling was able to increase cycling numbers by actively encouraging staff and students through different bike-related campaigns. This has resulted in an overall increase of bike rental numbers, and the University of Stirling has also been awarded the Cycle Friendly Campus Award.
The University of St Andrews has also been able to further increase cycling numbers and engagement through the Cycling Scotland Internship Programme. In addition to the money received from Cycling Scotland, University of St Andrews Transition group is trying to secure funding through establishing partnerships with community-based groups, which might be able to access different pots of funding otherwise inaccessible to the university.
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 Projects for Change Summit' here.