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.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see how University of Bradford's Ecoversity current and past achievements as well as future goals.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see Wigan & Leigh College's focus on waste, ESD, energy and travel.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see how Warwickshire College have holistically embedded sustainability throughout the college.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see how Walsall Adult and Community College are putting to policy into practice an embedding sustainability.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see how University of York intends to cut CO2 by 62.5% by 2020 to meet HEFCE targets for reductions, whilst doubling its campus size.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see how University of Southampton embed strategic direction, commitment, estate and change management into sustainability.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see how University of Warwick has embedded sustainability to become a great place to work, study and play.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see how University of Reading set a baseline, engage with staff and work with the student body to embed sustainability.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, learn about University of Leicester's growing environmental team and how they are making an impact across the University and city.
A presentation from EAUC annual conference 2012 on the science of climate change and contributions to ESD.
A presentation from the 2012 Conference about focusing on moving from awareness to action – with behaviour change as part of a successful change programme using examples from...
A presentation that offers examples of large-scale community engagement with resources to support you and help determine most the appropriate strategy for your own organisation.
‘Green Academy: Curricula for Tomorrow’ is a development of the Higher Education Academy’s (HEA) original Change Academy with a specific developmental focus on...
How to engage staff & students in stimulating projects and monitoring schemes that have real meaning and can be used to change building and estates policies to include...
A presentation from the EAUC Annual Conference 2012 which gives you three extensive ideas to engage students with sustainability.
A presentation from the EAUC Annual Conference about activist learning using examples at Keele University and Leicester College
A video from the 2012 Conference of the day 3 keynote address: Satish Kumar, Editor-in-Chief, Resurgence
A presentation from the EAUC Annual Conference 2012 about some of the projects being funded by HEFCE under the Revolving Green Funds and some good advice on how to plan for...
This EAUC Annual Conference 2012 session outlines why and how EC networks are scaling up sustainability.
A presentation from EAUC annual conference 2012 on face to face engagement.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see how Kingston University has accelerated sustainability work across the urban campus.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see Keele University's commitment ‘to develop an environmentally aware and sustainable outward-facing campus community’.
A presentation from the EAUC Annual Conference 2012 which helps you to continue the learning and inspiration. Held at the University of York between 27-29 March 2012.This...
A presentation from the EAUC Annual Conference 2012 which helps you to continue the learning and inspiration. This workshop will consider staff and student sustainable travel...
In this EAUC Member Spotlight see how Lancaster University identified the need and constructed new build residences on campus that met four sustainability objectives.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see how City College Plymouth has made a difference to its approach to Sustainability over the last 10 years.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see how Coleg Gwent has made a pledge to embed sustainable development as a core principle of the college.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight see how City College Norwich segregates waste on site, in an unconventional, significant cost saving way.
This is a letter by the Department of Communities and Local Government on the implementation of Display Energy Certificates.
A list of current Master courses in Sustainable Development in the UK
An insight guide which is offered free to EAUC Members to help you to create and manage your own sustainable events.
Milton Keynes College operating procedures for cycle lockers. This will be useful for those looking to install lockers to aid a sustainable transport strategy.
The University of Aberdeen's cycle locker procedures. This will be useful for those thinking about installing lockers as part of a sustainable transport strategy.
UNESCO has made available the e-version of a compilation of articles on "Drivers and Barriers for Implementing Sustainable Development in Pre-School through Upper Secondary...
For Climate Week 2011, Newcastle University launched a new traffic light scheme to educate users when and when not to switch off electronic items in its laboratories.
This staff questionnaire was developed for the sustainability skills audit at University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Swansea Metropolitan University by Gavin Bunting, Jane...
IAU Horizons is the the Association's news and information magazine.
A video from the Environmental Manager at Nottingham Trent University Environment Team, documenting their annual environmental report.
A quiz that can be used a Christmas to engage staff and students with sustainability.
Winchester Student Union's one-minute video featuring comic superheroes 'Greenman' and 'Enviro Boy' pick up the 2012 Ecologist-sponsored NUS Award
Student videos which were created as part of the Environmental Sustainability module of their extracurricular Nottingham Advantage Award.
Christmas Switch off resources to remind staff to switch off over the holidays.
A presentation given to senior managers at the University of Southampton as part of the Carbon Management Programme run by the Carbon Trust.
A report from Somerset College which saw them complete a first assessment of a wide range of environmental indicators.
The EAUC has published this abridged version of our forthcoming Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Insight Guide to inform institutions about the CRC.
Am example of a staff newsletter sharing sustainability news
Responses from EAUC Members on how to improve campus bike security and the policies and procedures that can help create a strategy for abandoned bikes.
EAUC Member responses about the experience of setting up green champions networks.
Responses from EAUC Members about the processes that need to be adhered to in order for abandoned bikes can be removed so they can be recycled or refurbished
A presentation about behaviour change which offers a simple overview of the key areas, theoretical models, the barriers to change and some example projects.
This report identifies the pioneering U.S. business schools and faculty dedicated to training future managers to handle complex social issues and provide stewardship of fragile...
Two posters about assessment for sustainability by Arran Stibbe, University of Gloucestershire.
This book presents AISHE - a method to audit Higher Education on the implementation of sustainable subjects in the curricula.
A report undertaken as part of the Association of Colleges ‘Green Colleges’ initiative, which aims to showcase college best practice and help them become as green as...
A case study from the University of Warwick on the investment of new halls of residence and the integration of sustainability within them.
A case study from the University of East Anglia about their travel plan which has delivered a range of initiatives leading to car use being reduced by 12%.
This case study from the University of Leeds illustrates how to engage staff and students into strategic plans to reduce carbon.
The University of Aberdeen is working with the Creative Waste Exchange to divert material from landfill to community groups and other organisations such as schools that are able...
Information on the London School of Economics' HEFCE-funded project, moving towards zero waste.
A project that designed, implemented and evaluated a suite of social software applications, to encourage positive changes.
The EcoCampus encourages and rewards universities for moving towards environmental sustainability and therefore good operational and management practice.
A University of Bradford led project stimulating strategic change & operational improvements by working with estates & other departments with energy/environmental...
The LGM HEFCE funded project, led by University of Nottingham, provided guidance to business schools on the integration and communication of social, economic and ecological...
The modern, eco-friendly library represents a significant investment in the future of their students. The building, in the centre of the campus, is designed to be conductive...
Recycling and sustainability within rural further and higher education institutions can be difficult without the support and advice that is more readily available to those...
A case study on Oxford University reducing energy use from out-of-hours working in research buildings
The University of St Andrews implemented a compulsory in-house recycling scheme for staff and students. Working closely with the local authority they undertook a rationalisation...
A case study of Elmwood College which used the golf course and farm as living/working educational resources to increase environmental awareness.
A case study from WRAP on the use of recycled paper at the University of Gloucestershire.
Steinel UK Limited shares a number of case studies from some work completed with three EAUC Members in the installation of sensor controlled lighting to reduce energy.
A case study of Oxfam’s partnership with Birmingham City University on "Oxfam Collects at Work" to engage employees in sustainability whilst raising money for...
Hannah Munroe, Sustainability Officer, Newcastle University, thought she would share with EAUC members some banners that they had produced for engaging students with...
Established in 2000, the Welsh Video Network supports videoconferencing studios in every university and college in Wales, and facilitated over 4,800 conferences in 2006-07....
Founded in 2005, the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA), comprising Edinburgh, Glasgow, Herriot-Watt, St Andrews, Strathclyde, and West of Scotland Universities, is...
Middlesex University is in collaboration with the British Computer Society (BCS) to develop student and professional knowledge of ethical, environmental and social issues in ICT
Case study of the University of York cutting carbon in computing initiative
A case study from City and Islington College, which donates its old computers to developing countries via the charity Computer Aid.
This case study explores how the Wheeltop Project of Beaumont College uses ICT to support the learning and development of physically disabled students.
When City of Bristol College encountered a growing number of servers with the related power and cooling requirements, it looked at virtualisation mainly for server...
Replacing 120 physical servers with 13 VMware ESX host servers has enabled Sheffield Hallam University to expand server capacity considerably, while reducing energy costs and...
Coventry University’s Carbon Challenge scheme is an inter-faculty energy competition with eagerly anticipated monthly reports, quarterly league tables and prizes....
A paper which emphasises that that social norms are a vital tool for promoting pro-environmental behaviour, but deploying them is more complex than it seems.
Elmwood College has adopted an innovative approach for meeting the requirements of the ISO14001 Environmental Management Standard. It uses curriculum as a mechanism for...
A case study about biodiversity enhancement activities at the University of Exeter.
A case study looking at City College Norwich who in December 2009 launched a five-year Strategy which contained an objective of developing 21st century environments that are...
Responses from EAUC Members on Members' experience of monitoring the use of bicycle racks.
YouthXchange Guidebook on Climate Change and Lifestyles, published by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United Nations...
View two Education for Sustainability (EFS) guides produced by Dr Alex Ryan and Professor Daniella Tilbury from the University of Gloucestershire.
A presentation on Environmental Co-ordinator Questionnaire results, providing a snapshot of the public sector Environmental Co-ordinator network system.
People & Planet is the largest student network in Britain campaigning to end world poverty, defend human rights and protect the environment.
Three presentations delivered at the conference 'How to set up an Environmental Champion Network' held at the University of the West of England (UWE) in November 2011
A comprehensive presentation on how to understand, produce, plan and implement biodiversity whilst engaging key groups in the institution.
Responses from EAUC Members on whether there a link between bus vs. car issues and student attendance at institutions.
Examples from five British universities on how they manage their waste. Links to websites of University of Aberdeen, University of Bristol, University of Derby, University of...
A link to the website of the Staffordshire University hub of regeneration and sustainability where you can find out more about how it works with with regeneration professionals.
This guide is one of a series designed to help UCU members engage with their institution on the ‘green agenda’. This is an area that is extremely important and it is...
The Future Fit Framework: an introductory guide to teaching and learning for sustainability in HE
In the 2008/09 academic year NUS Services ran two technical projects designed to find out how the equipment found in most students' unions could be managed most efficiently
GreenBuild was a LGM project, mainly financed by the four UK funding bodies including HEFCE, and AUDE, with additional support from the Carbon Trust with two workstreams