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.
Met MUnch is a student-led food network with a passion for food! It brings affordable, nutritional, local and sustainable food to student communities and beyond
Using Benjamin Franklin’s premise “Involve Me and I’ll Learn”, the College has actively involved students in a number of projects, events and activities...
Growhampton is a sustainability initiative with a big focus on food – from the seed to plate and palate, from its edible campus, to its bee hives and The Hive sustainability café
The Green Trail is an induction activity that raises awareness of the importance of environmental sustainability by familiarising students with the College and its grounds
PDSE is a Community Interest Company that has been set up by Plymouth University’s Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry to oversee the education of its dental students
Keele’s growth in sustainability activity has been astronomical, fuelled by dedicated high-level support, incredible local-level passion and engagement, and collegial...
Using HEFCE Revolving Green Funding, the University set out to show that there is life in 1960s building stock, of which there is much in the HE sector.
Glasgow Caledonian University has set the wheels in motion for a project where bikes are transforming lives. reCYCLE has been recognised as contributing to a 2014 Games Legacy...
NUS conducts monthly surveys among students to gauge opinions on a range of issues, some of which related to climate change and sustainability.
E-Collegey was launched at Uxbridge College in 2012 to boost participation in green activities and encourage awareness of sustainability issues.
The video of the live streaming of the 2014 International Green Gown Awards which took place in Hobart, Australia at the ACTS Conference.
The Winners' Brochure for the International Green Gown Awards 2014 which brings together the finalists and winners of these Awards which are growing globally.
UCU has been involved in the production 2 x 5 minutes videos that illustrate the award winning work we have been doing in SW London
A presentation by Jonathan Porrit from the EAUC 13th Annual Conference 2009.
A presentation by Chris Cowburn from the 13th Annual EAUC Conference 2009.
A link to book which provides useful teaching materials that could also be adapted for other courses or for those looking to inspire and support others to bring sustainability...
A video created as a snapshot of the EAUC Annual Conference 2014 at Nottingham Trent University.
EAUC's Annual Report and summary from 2012 showing a year of work and achievement.
EAUC's Annual and Impact reports from 2013 showing a year of work and achievement.
Legal update for EAUC Members (September 2012) about the replacement of Business Link and Direct.gov
John Bailey, Sustainability Manager, University of London, shared the leaflet entitled ‘Sustainability in Halls’ with the EAUC Member network
Sustainable York is an information handbook on sustainability across all areas of student life at York.
On Monday 8 September, EAUC were delighted to be invited to the opening of the University of Gloucestershire Students’ Union “Little Green Shop”.
A quarterly briefing paper which is submitted to AUDE members which ensures the voice of the EAUC and its Members are heard at this strategic level. September 2014 issue.
A quarterly briefing paper which is submitted to AUDE members which ensures the voice of the EAUC and its Members are heard at this strategic level. May 2014 issue.
St Andrews have created Little Green Guides, all printed on recycled paper (naturally), updated for 2014, and ready for distribution over Freshers’ Week!
Since its launch in 2014 the Working on Waste campaign has engaged with nearly 2 million people nationwide, raising employee awareness of household food waste and sharing tips...
A link to the Staffordshire University Green Wall Centre website where you can find out more about green façades,
Growhampton is a sustainability initiative with a big focus on food growing. It was established in September 2013 and is funded by the NUS Student Green Fund
QAA guidance which is intended to support higher education providers wishing to embrace education for sustainable development as part of the student academic experience.
A presentation to give you ideas for engaging staff to help deliver your organisation's environmental goals, something which can be extremely productive (or extremely...
A presentation from EAUC annual conference 2014 on the systemic approach to embedding sustainability taken by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David UWTSD
A presentation from the EAUC annual conference 2014 regarding enterprise and sustainability education.
A presentation from the EAUC annual conference 2014 on sustainable university retrofits: challenges, opportunities, user engagement and lessons learned.
An EAUC 2014 presentation which creatively explores ways of engaging staff and students with sustainability using examples from Canterbury Christ Church University's...
This session will explain how DMU’s Green Gown winning Greenview and the Smartspaces projects were developed and the lessons learnt
How can we future proof student outcomes considering that they will inhabit an increasingly complex, interconnected and dynamic world requiring them to deal with big issues?
The University of Strathclyde have developed a highly segregated system for collecting food waste, paper, plastic packaging, metals and foils, and glass
A presentation from the 2014 Conference where the University of Cambridge is used a case study to provide guidance and best practice on how to set up and implement a Living Lab.
A presentation from the EAUC annual conference 2014 on the good food agenda in FHE communities, stories from a Student Coop, a University Chef, and the Soil Association's...
From the EAUC Annual Conference 2014 at Nottingham Trent University - an interactive speciality workshop looking at displaying your sustainability data quickly and clearly by...
This session uses a case study in Worcester where a partnership approach is finding solutions to promote behaviour change as a core tactic to impact on energy consumption
A presentation from the 2014 EAUC Conference about implementing a socially responsible side to your procurement policy.
Presentation, by Kirsti Norris and Andrea Gewessler, from 18th EAUC Annual Conference 2014 on engaging students through Student Wisdom Councils.
The NUS Students’ Green Fund offered students' unions a share of £5m for large-scale sustainability projects, here are three case studies.
A presentation from the 2014 Conference about the University of Bristol which brought together formal, informal curricular learning and subliminal learning based on the...
A presentation from the 2014 Conference about developing a training package to help deliver your sustainability goals using LSE and UCL as case studies.
Presentation from 18th EAUC Annual Conference 2014 by Dr. Louise Ellis, Head of Sustainability and James Dixon-Gough, Sustainability Officer, University Leeds.
In this presentation from 18th EAUC Annual Conference, the unique challenges faced by small and specialist institutions in developing their approach to sustainability are explored.
The HEFCE presentation from the EAUC Annual Conference 2014 outlining the sustainable development framework
This pre-Conference session uses an excerpt from a recent EAUC CPD course 'self-leadership for sustainability' to challenge and inspire you to look again at your own...
This interactive session was designed to round off the EAUC 2014 Annual Conference by bringing the focus of sustainability back onto the delegates and their teams
A plenary presentation from the 18th EAUC Annual Conference 2014 about the strategies and challenges that are involved in embedding sustainability across the institution.
Video interviews from 3rd Annual Efficiency in HE conference 27 March
Open to staff, students or external individuals, the EAUC Scotland Team proudly presented the second EAUC Scotland Conference in Glasgow on 20 February 2014.
Fairtrade Fortnight aims to raise the profile of the FAIRTRADE Mark, the principles of fair trade and the problems facing farmers and producers in developing countries. Staff at...
Outline of the Oxford Brookes University Fairtrade debate 'How universities can go beyond Fairtrade'. In celebration of 10 years as the World's first Fairtrade...
This is an event poster for Fairtrade Fortnight 2014 at Anglia Ruskin Students' Union to inspire your own communications.
C-change is the overarching brand for sustainability related engagement at the University of Brighton.
In 2012 the University of Nottingham launched a 'How green is your lab competition', kick-starting multiple programmes for long term change.
An innovative project using students to do an online Green Deal pre assessment survey of 260 student houses as part of a broader approach to maximise the uptake of the Green...
A red hot social enterprise - The Cheltenham Chilli Company The aim of the project was simple; get students producing their own food sustainably.
GoGreen movement is about creating opportunities to make a difference starting with small actions and aiming to big changes toward sustainability.
Student engagement and communication forms a key part of James Cook University’s sustainability strategy
Ivan Hopkins has revolutionised the catering menus based around sustainability, gaining the prestigious Silver Food for Life accreditation.
Grow Allot is an exciting initiative created by the City College Plymouth to restore an area of disused ground at its Kings Road site into an allotment style, community garden.
LCF students were invited to showcase their design work, which uses plants from the College’s dye garden to colour cloth, at Chelsea Flower Show in May 2013
The aim of the project was to embed sustainability and environmental management as a core principal of the college and make significant year on year improvements
This is the plan for the University of Sheffield's wildflowers on campus for 2014.
EAUC Member responses collating information on creating wildflower meadows. Includes a case study from University of Sheffield on their proposed areas for wildflowers.
EcoBCoT is a strategic initiative that started in September 2012 and has made a huge impact in its first twelve months at Basingstoke College of Technology
As we start a fresh new year, this edition of 'hot topic' gives you some hints and tips to help you engage your student body on their sustainability journey.
A video of NUS Students' Green Fund, a £5 million grant from HEFCE, supporting 25 transformative sustainability projects in students' unions across England.
WRAP provides an online tool with advice and information for businesses in the hospitality and foodservice sectors, including actions and processes that can prevent food and...
You can put many measures in place to reduce energy use, but very few changes can be implemented, or the full benefits realised, without co-operation from users. Users need to...
A short video on the Green Office Model that rootAbility have established at Maastricht University and are now trying to bring to other universities in Europe.
Details of work with English language students at Oxford Brookes University, in conjunction with their wider work on the integration of sustainability into the curriculum.
The results of University of Dundee's project to explore the ways in which awareness of sustainability issues is encouraged by, accommodated within, or obstructed by, the...
“That bit extra” promotes engaging projects that has included everything from plants to pants.
A quarterly briefing paper which is submitted to AUDE members which ensures the voice of the EAUC and its Members are heard at this strategic level. November 2013 issue.
A report on the Futures Initiative which seeks to develop sustainability perspectives in academic life at Canterbury Christ Church University.
A HEA toolkit which is aimed at educators wishing to learn more about sustainability education.
The University of Bristol has also created a 10 minute tutorial to introduce students to sustainability at the University and to show them the opportunities that will aid them...
EAUC Member responses about what other institutions set as a parking permit distance threshold for staff?
The third report from HEA looking at student attitudes towards sustainable development in UK higher education.
An in-depth guide that discusses the environmental and financial issues around students taking their cars to university with them and the alternative forms of transport available.
A case study of a Change Agent and how they helped achieve the ambitious goals set at Transition UWS.
A case study about a Change Agent who was tasked with delivering Green Impact at the University of Sheffield.
Fair trade Community of Practice convenor, Liz Cooper, sent out a survey to the group's members requesting their thoughts on fair trade in our institutions
A video overview of how The University of Manchester recycles printer toner cartridges.
EAUC Member responses from a question about experiences of managing halls waste and communicating instructions to students, including international students.
A case study about the Stockton Riverside College which was looking to inform the curriculum by developing new sustainability skills provision in partnership to collaboratively...
Between 2010 and 2013, LSIS has provided grants to support 63 projects which aim to develop, embed and disseminate effective approaches to sustainable development. Each of...
A case study and materials from Stockton Riverside College from a project which aimed to engage learners in sustainable activities through developing an exciting Sustainability...
A case study based on an LSIS project from Blackpool and the Fylde College based on an LSIS project about Student Entitlement to Education for Sustainable Development.
A case study exploring how Bedford College built its capacity embed sustainability into all its functions, at all levels, by securing commitment and engagement from all senior...
A case study from Redbridge Institute of Adult Education and their project which aimed to achieve a greener future by getting learners and staff fully involved and committed to...
A case study from South Thames College about a project that supported the engagement of the College with sustainability organisations within the local community to promote...
A case study from South Staffordshire College about their project which extended carbon reduction/energy saving activities across all campuses.
A case study exploring how Cambridge Regional College developed and embedded learning material relating to sustainability within Academies.