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.
If you would like to connect with other EAUC members interested in student-related behaviour change, join the EAUC's Embedding Positive Attitudes and Behaviours Community of Practice. This group is for EAUC members only. Find out more.
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.
Bring Your Own Bowl
Staffs TV does Top Gear
SDG Visual Displays project
Strategic partnerships embedding long term positive change
The Great Donate – Reducing waste and benefitting the community when students leave the campus Halls of Residence at the end of term
Integrating sustainable inclusive social practice
Glasgow Kelvin Velocity: The wheels of sustainability
Living the green and not just a dream
Our Shared City Move-Out Campaign
Sustain It Bottle
Reusable Cup Race
Cross Atlantic project-based learning - a tale of two Worcesters
UWE supporting Bristol’s One City Plan
Rethinking rehabilitation - connecting communities through craft
Uni-link buses for better air
Positive Impact Partners: Building capacity through partnerships
A whole institution approach to combating modern slavery
Project SCENe: Sustainable Community Energy Networks
Turnaround - 360 degrees different