Sustainability and social responsibility are holistic activities necessitating the involvement of the entire community. For universities and colleges, students are clearly a significant part of the internal community both in terms of numbers and also in the potential that they offer. Every new intake of students offers a surge of fresh energy and ideas that can be harnessed for the benefit of all. As they are by nature a transient population they should also be considered as future change agents, as following their experiences on campus they will return relatively quickly to wider society where their impacts can continue to be felt. Students who are actively engaged with sustainability agendas as part of their student experience are more likely to emerge as graduates who are equipped with the skills, knowledge and experience that make positive contributions to sustainable development throughout their lives.
EAUC-Scotland's Community Engagement Topic Support Network (TSN) is open to all, providing an opportunity for those working in or with the further and higher education sector to share ideas and questions and to get together to hear from particular speakers or discuss topics of interest. Find out more about the TSNs here.
STUDENT: Meggie Eloy and Carla Field, University of Leicester
Cibele Machado Fontoura, Kingston School of Art
Nalinee Netithammakorn, De Montfort University
Powering ahead with a low carbon supply
Nurture and Grow: Connecting people through nature
Plastic Free LSE
It’s Time for Change - What will yours be?
Green Move Out and Student Volunteers
BLC: Keen to go green!
Empowering the next generation for a sustainable creative sector and beyond
OfS Challenge Competition: Achieving a step change in mental health outcomes for all students This Challenge Competition encouraged universities and colleges,...
Extinction Rebellion Takeover - Creatives prove that change can happen
Collaboration: Learning and sharing together
A Rounder Sense of Purpose
Collaborations for Change: Integrating the SDGs in Further and Higher Education
Sustainability by Crowd - Using crowd research technique for making a more sustainable campus
Girls in Energy - A catalyst for change
Finally! Success with remote teaching and learning