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.
Creating a Sustainable World through making
A second chance for single-use lab plastics
Our future is in our hands
Greening our Campus and City
Campus Transformation - A campus for the 21st Century
Future Graduate Skills: A Scoping Study
How to make a cup of (sustainabili) tea!
Catering for Life
Changing for good
Small changes for significant impact on sustainability
Drastic and fantastic plastic reduction
Nudge LSE to plant-based options
City grows green
Cup, cup “n” away!
Accelerating Education for the SDGs in Universities’ from Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)
Lifting the lid higher - Changing student attitudes and behaviours towards recycling and waste
Thought piece that forms a helpful baseline of the values and responses that run deep in Gen Z and therefore brings great value in understanding – and therefore helping to shape...
For this session we heard from Anya Doherty at Foodsteps about calculating carbon foot prints for food and catering outlets and Bekki Laycock on community gardens and NUS...
10 THINGS TO DO to help the Earth during Covid-19 lock down (and beyond)
Reducing carbon emissions in business through Responsible Management Education: Influence at the micro-, meso- and macro-levels