Events

The Sustainability Exchange brings together events from all over the sector and from our Partners and Sponsors into one place so you can search those most relevant for you. 

Also, a key part of the Sustainability Exchange is encouraging dialogue and sharing of ideas and approaches whether through resources, forums or other online methods. We do this with our 'exchanges' which are short, free, lunchtime webinars on a variety of interesting topics. Find out more about 'exchanges'.

If you can't find the event you need, contact us as the EAUC run a number of on-demand events to suit your needs. Find out more about EAUC events and webinars

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EAUC Events

  • Introduction to sustainability elearning module – Date to be confirmed

    How to request the module You need to be logged in to access the module. Select this free package and complete the 'purchase' in the shop. Please ignore the dietary and access requirements section and select 'use invoice address' when indicated (you will not be invoiced). Once this is complet...

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  • South West Regional Virtual Meeting – 26th February 2020

    The South West Regional Group will be meeting online to discuss current opportunities and challenges and examples of best practice. Agenda Discussion on funding opportunities/sources for energy and climate initiatives including timescales for applications TUCO Winter Conference Feedback...

  • Living Labs Community of Practice Virtual Meeting – 2nd March 2020

    The Living Labs Community of Practice will be meeting to discuss current opportunities and challenges and some examples of best practice. Agenda Presentation - "The LS-Sea" environmental project; Harriet Freeman, MSc International Political Economy, LSE Group Discussion: creating inter-...

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  • Sustainability Sharing Series: Wildlife on campus – 4th March 2020

    Dial in to EAUC's Sharing Series to hear from some peers in the sector about biodiversity and wildlife on campus. Our speakers for this session are: Alex Foley-Johnson, University of Lincoln talking about their Hedgehog Friendly Campus and  Ben Sampson, University of Swansea talking about Biodi...

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  • North West Regional Meeting – 5th March 2020

    Agenda Sustainability at Chester; Tammy Hunt, Sustainability Officer, University of Chester Palm Oil; Paula Martindale, Catering Operations Manager, University of Chester Discussion: Net zero carbon, action planning and collaboration Discussion: Engagement (Go Green Week, Fairtrade Fortn...

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  • Climate Commission: Evidence Gathering Event - Mobilising HE & FE Voice – 6th March 2020

    This virtual evidence gathering event is the first of 5 sessions from the Climate Commission. The focus of this event is Mobilising the Further and Higher Education voice for influence and impact. We invite members of the Climate Commission Council, Expert Witnesses and Observers to attend thi...

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  • Yorkshire and Humber Regional Meeting – 12th March 2020

    The Yorkshire and Humber Regional Group will be meeting to discuss current opportunities and challenges and share some examples of best practice. Agenda Sustainability at Sheffield Hallam University Universities working together towards COP26 and beyond; Shona Smith, University of Leeds ...

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  • EAUC-S Spring Forum and Annual General Meeting – 12th March 2020

    Join us for the EAUC-Scotland Forum and AGM to discuss all things sustainability in the further and higher education community in Scotland! As part of the AGM we will be looking for a new Higher Education representative to join the Office Bearers Group – read more about this here. The agend...

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  • Midlands Sustainable Education Network – 13th March 2020

    The Midlands Group will be meeting to discuss current opportunities and challenges and share some examples of best practice. Agenda Sustainability at Nottingham Trent University; Charmaine Morrell, Sustainable Development Manager Sustainability West Midlands Update; Tom Hendy, Sustainabil...

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  • Carbon Literacy Training - Keele University – 19th March 2020

    Full information on the Carbon Literacy Training is available here.  Are you concerned about the climate crisis? Are you concerned about how businesses and societies will be affected by the climate crisis and want to find out ways you could help mitigate the risks? The climate crisis is one o...

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  • Carbon Literacy Training - Canterbury Christ Church University – 20th March 2020

    Full information on the Carbon Literacy Training is available here.  Are you concerned about the climate crisis? Are you concerned about how businesses and societies will be affected by the climate crisis and want to find out ways you could help mitigate the risks? The climate crisis is one o...

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  • Energy Management & Sustainable Construction Topic Support Network – 24th March 2020

    The EAUC-Scotland Energy Management & Sustainable Construction Topic Support Networks (TSNs) will be holding a joint meeting to discuss current opportunities and challenges in the FHE sector and hear some best practice projects.  The agenda is still being finalised but speakers will include: ...

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  • Climate Commission: Evidence Gathering Event - Research & Innovation – 24th March 2020

    This virtual evidence gathering event is the second of 5 sessions from the Climate Commission. The focus of this event is Research and innovation– the funding and scope of research and innovation and maximising its impact.  We invite members of the Climate Commission Council, Expert Witn...

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  • Transport Community of Practice Meeting (North) – 26th March 2020

    There will be a meeting running at Bournemouth University (South) at the same time as a meeting at University of Sheffield (North) and these 2 meetings will be linked virtually via Zoom so attendance at one of the meetings is required.   Directions - https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/visitors Draft ...

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  • Transport Community of Practice Meeting (South) – 26th March 2020

    There will be a meeting running at Bournemouth University (South) at the same time as a meeting at University of Sheffield (North) and these 2 meetings will be linked virtually via Zoom so attendance at one of the meetings is required.   Draft agenda Arrival from 0930 100...

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  • Carbon Literacy Training - University of Leeds – 26th March 2020

    Full information on the Carbon Literacy Training is available here. Are you concerned about the climate crisis? Are you concerned about how businesses and societies will be affected by the climate crisis and want to find out ways you could help mitigate the risks? The climate crisis is one of...

  • Carbon Literacy Training - Northumbria University – 27th March 2020

    Full information on the Carbon Literacy Training is available here. Are you concerned about the climate crisis? Are you concerned about how businesses and societies will be affected by the climate crisis and want to find out ways you could help mitigate the risks? The climate crisis is one of...

  • Wales Branch Meeting – 30th March 2020

    The Wales Branch will be meeting to discuss current opportunities and challenges and share some examples of best practice. Draft agenda Wales Branch Coordinator and Branch Convenor Roles  Cardiff University Sustainability Update; Katrina Henderson and Mark Durdin EAUC Update Group Dis...

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  • Energy and Water Community of Practice Virtual Meeting – 31st March 2020

    Draft agenda Energy Saving initiatives and integrator BMS systems; Andrew Bryers,Energy, Environment and Sustainability Manager, Aston University Roundtable discussion (1 positive, 1 area help is required) Log in details will be sent separately. ...

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  • Carbon Literacy Training - University of East Anglia – 1st April 2020

    Full information on the Carbon Literacy Training is available here. Are you concerned about the climate crisis? Are you concerned about how businesses and societies will be affected by the climate crisis and want to find out ways you could help mitigate the risks? The climate crisis is one of...

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  • Sustainability Sharing Series: How to engage resistant stakeholders – 1st April 2020

    Dial in to EAUC's Sharing Series to hear from some peers in the sector about how to engage resistant stakeholders and gain leadership buy-in. We'll hear from Charlotte Lee-Woolf, Business Development Manager, Social Responsibility and Sustainability at the University of Edinburgh, who was instrum...

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  • Carbon Literacy Training - University of Exeter – 2nd April 2020

    Full information on the Carbon Literacy Training is available here. Are you concerned about the climate crisis? Are you concerned about how businesses and societies will be affected by the climate crisis and want to find out ways you could help mitigate the risks? The climate crisis is one of...

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  • South Central Regional Meeting – 3rd April 2020

    Draft agenda Review of notes and actions from last meeting Sustainability at the University of Winchester Presentation TBC EAUC Update Roundtable (one positive, one challenge) AOB

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  • Ireland Branch Virtual Meeting – 6th April 2020

    Agenda Green Day at Letterkenny Institute of Technology; Morag Kelly and Mary Daly Discussion: EV charge points EAUC Update Roundtable (1 positive, 1 challenge) Log in details will be sent separately

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  • Community Engagement Topic Support Network – 15th April 2020

    The EAUC-Scotland Community Engagement Topic Support Network (TSN) will be meeting to discuss how to communicate sustainability to a wider audience. This will cover things such as what to put on your website, how to structure content, social media and general awareness of ongoing projects. The ag...

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  • Climate Commission: Evidence Gathering Event - Measuring and Reporting – 29th April 2020

    This virtual evidence gathering event is the third of 5 sessions from the Climate Commission. The focus of this event is Measuring and Reporting - Scope 1, 2 & 3 – profiling work underway, developing sector understanding of Scope 3 emissions, and supporting the sector to make significant pr...

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  • South East Regional Meeting (Virtual) – 30th April 2020

    The South East Regional Group will be meeting online to discuss current opportunities and challenges and examples of best practice. Draft Agenda Discussion: Net zero carbon, action planning and collaboration EAUC Update  Roundtable (1 positive, 1 area help is required) Log in...

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  • Sustainability Sharing Series: Sustainable food policy and growing – 6th May 2020

    Dial in to EAUC's Sharing Series to hear from some peers in the sector about sustainable food policy and food growing at their institutions. In this session we will hear from Bekki Laycock, from Keele University.  Bekki has just completed her PhD, a case study of the NUS' Student Eats scheme. ...

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  • Biodiversity Community of Practice Meeting – 12th May 2020

    The Biodiversity Community of Practice will be meeting to discuss current opportunities and challenges and share some examples of best practice. Draft agenda Biodiversity at Loughborough; Jo Shields Hedgehog Friendly Campus; Jo Wilkinson University of Leeds Living Lab Pollinators Monito...

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  • Climate Commission: Evidence Gathering Event - Deep Adaptation – 19th May 2020

    This virtual evidence gathering event is the fourth of 5 sessions from the Climate Commission. The focus of this event is Deep adaptation – including governance, risk, mitigation and adaptation for the future of our campuses and operations. We invite members of the Climate Commission Cou...

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  • Climate Commission: Evidence Gathering Event - Education & Student Experience – 2nd June 2020

    This virtual evidence gathering event is the fifth of 5 sessions from the Climate Commission. The focus of this event is Education and the student experience – curriculum development and the climate emergency. We invite members of the Climate Commission Council, Expert Witnesses and Obse...

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  • Sustainability Sharing Series: Toxic free cleaning – 3rd June 2020

    Dial in to EAUC's Sharing Series to hear from some peers in the sector about toxic free cleaning and natural herbicides. Our Sharing Series will take place virtually by webinar on the first Wednesday of every month from 11am-12noon over the 2019-20 academic year. Read more and see the full schedu...

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  • Emerging Leaders Programme - 2020 – 20th October 2020 to 8th December 2020

    Addressing complex sustainability challenges requires innovative approaches and adaptive ways of working to be able to engage widely and lead effective change programmes, the Emerging Leaders Programme is designed for sustainability professionals tacking these challenges, providing leadership skills...

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Webinars

  • Travel Better Package – 24th March 2020

    Amid the climate crisis it is imperative that we reduce the amount we fly to lower our carbon emissions.  Within the sector, regular air travel to attend conferences and conduct research is often encouraged. However, the current trend of air travel cannot continue if we are to limit a global tempera...

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  • Modern Slavery and Compliance – 26th March 2020

    Are you concerned about your supply chain and Modern Slavery Compliance?  This webinar will look at key ways to work through the procurement process to: deepen awareness of supply chains, including where modern forms of slavery and forced labour are prevalent;  support suppliers with prom...

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Other Events

  • London Student Sustainability Conference 2020 – 27th February 2020

    The London Student Sustainability Conference is returning on Thursday 27 February 2020! After a successful conference last year, we’re looking forward to welcoming students, staff, professionals and members of the public to find out more about the work which is inspiring positive impacts in th...

  • 20/20 Vision - Education – 28th February 2020

    Join Veolia at 20/20 Vision: Education to find out about the latest policy changes, better ways to reduce and recycle waste, improving energy efficiency and how to future-proof your institution. For full details, click here....

  • 2nd GUNi International Conference on SDGs: Higher Education and Science take action – 5th March 2020 to 6th March 2020

    After a successful first edition of the International Conference on SDGs: Actors and Implementation, GUNi will be holding the second edition of the GUNi International Conference on Sustainable Development Goals: Higher Education and Science Take Action on the 5th and 6th of March 2020 at Universitat...

  • Accelerating the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa – 5th March 2020 to 6th March 2020

    Despite the fact that teaching and research on the SDGs important, and may deliver decision-making tools for future oriented action and for a sustainable society, there is at present a need to strenghten and accelerate the initiatives from African higher education institutions in this key area. I...

  • The Animal Gaze Constructed 2020 – 6th March 2020 to 7th September 2020

    http://www.animalgaze.org/ The aesthetics of animal politics. David Attenborough's cinematography. Speeches at Glastonbury. Instagram activism. From space, the chained night lights of our huge, interconnected cities burn and glow in a gigantic lock-in. Hockey-stick curve in human population growt...

  • Higher Education Governance and Leadership Conference 2020 – 12th March 2020

    The Annual Higher Education Governance and Leadership Conference 2020 will explore the latest updates and best practice in delivering outstanding governance and leadership structures capable of maximising the impact of decision making across the higher education landscape. Delegates will hear fro...

  • Repair Cafe Conference – 12th March 2020

    Background The 1st Repair Café was established in 2009 in the Netherlands as a grassroots, community-led approach to extending the life of products. Since then the concept has expanded significantly. According to the Repair Cafe Foundation there are now over 2010 Repair Cafes in the world, with n...

  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2020 – 17th March 2020 to 19th March 2020

    2020 will see Advance HE bring together the annual EDI conference with the biannual Scottish conference into a three day conference with the theme – Courageous conversations and adventurous approaches: creative thinking in tackling inequality. Supported by the Scottish Funding Council. T...

  • The Geneva Challenge – 23rd March 2020

    The Geneva Challenge is a project that aims to encourage interdisciplinary problem solving analysis among master students on advancing human development within the scope of a relevant topic. This year, students are invited to develop analysis-based proposals on "The Challenges of Social Inclusion...

  • Heat and Decentralised Energy Conference 2020 – 25th March 2020

    The Heat and Decentralised Energy Conference 2020 will focus on levelling up with local energy. Decentralised energy is local energy: from demand side response operating on air conditioners in the high street supermarket, to local energy centres serving district heat networks, to the smart systems m...

  • Women in Public Sector Leadership 2020: Breaking Down Barriers To Success – 26th March 2020

    Although it is encouraging that women have made up more than half of all civil servants since 2001, only 43% of senior civil servants are women. While there has been an upward trend in the proportion of female senior civil servants, the same cannot be said for heads of departments, with only six out...

  • UAS Spring Campus Conference 2020 – 30th March 2020 to 3rd April 2020

    Spring Campus Conference 2020: "Commitments for Future: Sustainability in Higher Education" We are delighted to announce that the calls for abstracts for oral & poster presentations for the 5th Spring Campus Conference of the University Alliance for Sustainability: "Commitments for Future: Sustai...

  • Commitments for Future - Sustainability in Higher Education – 30th March 2020 to 3rd April 2020

    Freie Universität Berlin is the first university in Germany to declare a climate emergency and thus to join renowned international universities that make the topic of climate protection and  sustainability the focus of their institutional practice. In 2019, social movements raised awareness of cl...

  • Food Waste - Small Group Meeting – 1st April 2020 to 2nd April 2020

    The Small Group Meetings are an initiative by EuroCHRIE to support an in-depth exchange of ideas on special topics in the field of hospitality and tourism.  FOOD WASTE The small group meeting (SGM) will be on the topic of food waste as one of society’s greatest financial, economic and et...

  • The Role of Universities in Addressing Societal Challenges and Fostering Democracy – 2nd April 2020 to 3rd April 2020

    The Role of Universities in Addressing Societal Challenges and Fostering Democracy: Inclusion, Migration, and Education for Citizenship The public and democratic role of universities has become an increasingly relevant topic in recent years in light of social, political and economic developments,...

  • Role of Universities in Addressing Societal Challenges & Fostering Democracy – 2nd April 2020 to 4th April 2020

    The Role of Universities in Addressing Societal Challenges and Fostering Democracy: Inclusion, Migration, and Education for Citizenship  The public and democratic role of universities has become an increasingly relevant topic in recent years in light of social, political and economic developments...

  • 2020 Student Global Leadership Conference – 3rd April 2020 to 5th April 2020

    Encourage your undergraduate or graduate students to gain international conference experience and connect with other students from the US, UK, and around the world at the 2020 SGLC. Students will build a personal leadership action plan, participate in interactive breakout sessions, and hear from ins...

  • Symposium - Sustainability Development and Business Education – 20th April 2020 to 21st April 2020

    Sustainability Development and Business Education: fostering competences on matters related to sustainable development in business education programmes Promoting participatory and inclusive approaches to sustainability, towards the use of business education as a basis for a broader understanding ...

  • 2nd World Symposium on Social Responsibility and Sustainability – 27th April 2020 to 29th April 2020

    Social responsibility and sustainable development are two different concepts, whose integration over the years has led to significant progress in the way enterprises see and perceive their operations. It is not only about policies or steps taken to meet legal requirements, but it also about social e...

  • The fierce urgency of now - Navigating paradoxes in sustainability education – 20th May 2020 to 21st May 2020

    Today we face multiple challenges – social, economic and environmental – and a growing sense of urgency to act to address these. This was powerfully emphasised recently by Greta Thunberg when speaking at the World Economic Forum. "I want you to act as if you would in a crisis. I want ...

  • UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development – 2nd June 2020 to 4th June 2020

    UNESCO is kicking off its new framework: ‘Education for Sustainable Development: Towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals’ – ESD for 2030 and its roadmap for implementation during the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development in Berlin, Germany. ...

  • UK Women’s Leadership Symposium 2020 – 25th June 2020 to 26th June 2020

    Focusing on the opportunities and challenges that female leaders experience in the contemporary workforce, the UK Women’s Leadership Symposium will be an unparalleled gathering of the UK’s best and brightest female talent. During the event, women leaders from every sector and industry...

  • International Symposium of Engineering Education - Conference 2020 – 9th July 2020 to 10th July 2020

    The focus of the 2020 conference is to consider: "How universities and employers are preparing engineering students and graduates for 21st century practice-known and unknown?" The major themes for ISEE 2020 are: Innovative Pedagogy – with particular reference to disruptive pedagogy th...

  • 2020 International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference – 10th August 2020 to 13th August 2020

    The International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference will provide academics, researchers and higher education practitioners with a forum to exchange ideas, experiences and research findings relating to the preparation and support of students, teaching and learning methodologies, the u...

  • 5th World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities – 26th August 2020 to 28th August 2020

    University of Uppsala, Visby Campus, Gotland, Sweden Universities, Sustainability and Society: Supporting the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals The "5th World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities" (WSSD-U-2020) will focus on „Universities, Sustainability a...

  • International Conference on Sustainable Development – 9th September 2020 to 10th September 2020

    Creating a unified foundation for the Sustainable Development: research, practice and education This theme emphasizes the strong foundation that is provided by using research to inform our everyday practices, policies, and analytical approaches.   The 2020 Conference will once again provide a f...

  • Fostering Innovation on Sustainability Development at Universities – 10th September 2020 to 11th September 2020

    Fostering Innovation on Sustainability Development at Universities: using the transformative power of innovation in support of sustainable development initiatives in university programmes There is a perceived need for a dialogue on methods, initiatives and tools which may allow universities to fu...

  • 2020 AASHE Conference and Expo – 4th October 2020 to 7th October 2020

    The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s (AASHE’s) annual conference is the largest stage in North America to exchange effective models, policies, research, collaborations and transformative actions that advance sustainability in higher education and su...

  • Sustainable development and engineering education – 27th October 2020 to 28th October 2020

    Sustainable development and engineering education: towards transformative approaches in teaching, research and student engagement on matters related to sustainable development in engineering programmes The Symposium will bring together lecturers, researchers and practitioners in the field of engi...

  • Accelerating the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in Asia – 23rd November 2020

    Despite the fact that teaching and research on the SDGs important, and may deliverdecision-making tools for future oriented action and for a sustainable society, there is at present a need to strenghten and accelerate the initiatives from Asian higher education institutions in this key area. It is a...