Getting staff and students involved in Education for Sustainable Development
The university seeks to provide opportunities for staff and students to engage in sustainable development activity both as part of and outside of their normal work or programme of study. We recognise that some will want to explore sustainable development at their own pace outside of the formal curriculum. In order to meet this need, the University is developing an online learning resource called Keys to Sustainability. This will be available to all staff and students through our virtual learning environment and learners will work through modules at their own pace. Once all modules are completed, a certificate of completion will be received which will contribute to students’ UWE Futures Award and their Higher Education Achievement Record.
European Green Capital
During 2015, Bristol was the designated European Green Capital. Over the course of the year, a huge number of events were held within and by UWE which brought together staff and students on social responsibility and sustainability (SRS) issues. These included a UWE Green Capital Seminar Series. The series constituted four events, three led by UWE academics and one led by external invited speakers. Find out more about about UWE Bristol’s Green Capital engagement.
During 2015/16, UWE has hosted the Whole Earth exhibition. As part of this activity, we have held staff and student workshops to consider the ways in which UWE Bristol is meetings the challenges outlined in the exhibition. This can be viewed on the sustainability documents page.
We are working to profile all of the excellent sustainability-related work being undertaken by staff and students across UWE Bristol. Examples of sustainability-related research can be found on our Research with impact web pages.