This year the Annual EAUC Conference entitled "Influence!" took place at The University of Manchester on the 19th and 20th June.
We all rely on our influence to get things done. Every time we meet a student, colleague or member of the senior management team we draw on our experience and skill to change hearts and minds.
Today, right now, we face a multitude of environmental, economic and socio-political challenges, so every opportunity to affect decision making is critical. Every interaction has the potential to change hearts, minds and institutional policy.
Academics, researchers, students, campus managers and of course sustainability leaders, we all have a part to play in impacting on and creating sustainable campuses, curricula, leadership, and a sustainable future.
Delegates from every part of the post 16 education sector came together at INFLUENCE! to build new insights and develop skills to shape and bring about sustainable institutions. We had a range of delegates including environmental and sustainability staff and students, lecturers and academics, researchers, senior managers, estates and facilities officers, support professionals and, of course, students.
By increasing the power of our personal and professional influence, this conference empowered us all to persuade, lead, motivate and inspire those around us. Don’t just inform, INFLUENCE!
Many attempts have been made to influence behaviour in a positive way e.g. recycling correctly, using design-thinking, participatory design, and choice architecture. However,...
At the University of Strathclyde the travel initiatives have ranged from providing innovative electric vehicles to improving cycling facilities and encouraging sustainable...
The White Ribbon Campaign is a global movement, challenging and working to change male attitudes towards gender based violence.
This session shared findings from a recent DMU project to support staff and students from six programmes to explore current coverage and course enhancements focused on ESDG.
EAUC and the Higher Education Business Continuity Network (HEBCoN) have been working with a group of Members over the last year, with the support of AECOM, to develop a guide...
Following this workshop, participants will be in a position to make learning about sustainability fun and engaging by using an online mulitple-choice quiz - the Suliquiz
This session discussed “what is the role of universities through research, teaching, operations and community engagement to address this public health emergency?”
The unspoken challenge of university in the age of climate change: students diligently prepare for careers while scientists sound the alarm that business as usual is untenable.
War on Waste is a bespoke engagement project in a discrete building testing impact on recycling and contamination rates and influencing reduction of waste at source by staff.
ARUgreen is a comprehensive sustainability engagement initiative which is changing the culture of Anglia Ruskin University using an innovative gamification approach.
The University of Cambridge Sustainable Food Policy was launched two years ago, and has been widely recognised for its innovative approach (including with a Green Gown Award!),...
Local universities and colleges in Birmingham City Centre came together during summer 2018 to make plans for their first ever collaborative Green Week.
Exploring the benefits of applied learning and research for student learning outcomes and graduate attributes, this session shared learning from across the sector.
This session looked at how your institution could set carbon targets that align with the Paris Agreement and support a declaration of a climate emergency.
Glasgow Kelvin Velocity is a project designed by a group of the Glasgow Kelvin College’s Support for Learning students and staff, aimed at encouraging outdoor and cycling...
It is widely accepted that we need standardisation in our recycling practices and clear and consistent messaging however what role can we play when there are so many...
This paper discussed the outcome of the research workshop called ‘Crowd Research’ conducted with final year undergraduate students at Nottingham Trent University.
The University of Winchester has teamed up with the conservation group Hampshire Swifts to develop a ground-breaking initiative to save the Swift population of Winchester.
Palm oil and palm oil derivatives are ubiquitous within food-stuffs, cleaning products, cosmetics and the supply chain of these items
Attendees learned about the steps taken towards developing carbon negative products.