New EAUC Annual Conference keynote confirmed!

16th April 2014

As we get closer to the Annual Conference, we can't help but look forward to sharing the fantastic ideas, sessions and speakers we've got lined up! We'd also like to remind you that if you'd like to attend, you need to book by 23 April to secure your place! Book today!

We're delighted to share with you a new keynote taking place on Wednesday 7 May and to also encourage you to sponsor your students to attend the Conference to get inspired.

NEW keynote session: Embedding Sustainability Across the University: Strategies and Challenges

Wednesday 7 May, 11am

In this session Sally Hibbert, Associate Professor in Marketing and Director of Sustainability Andy Nolan both from The University of Nottingham (see right), will provide insight on the widespread calls for corporate responsibility within universities to move from a traditional focus on environmental management towards more encompassing strategies that address corporate responsibility and sustainability across core activities.

Sally is member of the UN PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) Champions sub-group working on curriculum development. Its mission is to inspire and champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership globally. PRME can be used as a strategic lever to influence the curriculum for all students across an institution, regardless of discipline so we'll hear from Sally on how this can be harnessed.

Much groundwork has been done to provide frameworks to facilitate this shift. But how are the principles of managing sustainability transformed into workable strategies and practices that become integral to institutional cultures? In this session, our speakers will explore ways to approach the development and implementation of a comprehensive institution-wide strategy for sustainability and the challenges along the way.

We're also aware of an important student movement which itself hopes to influence curriculum. This sees groups of students challenging teachings with the aim to broaden the range of perspectives and methods. At EAUC, we welcome these signs of change in an area that has been resistant for too long. We look forward to hearing more from these groups in the future and hope that a representative from the Post-Crash Economics Society at the University of Manchester will join us in our day 2 panel keynote to share their aims and vision for the movement.

We hope to see you there! 

Book your place now!
Sally Hibbert and Andy Nolan from The University of Nottingham