The HEA-Nottingham seminar | Online & open: modelling sustainability & ‘greening the academy’ through E-learning

SML-HEA-NottinghamA seminar, titled ‘Online and open: modelling sustainability and ‘greening the academy’ through E-learning,’ will take place at the University of Nottingham on 5 March 2014.

Hosted as part of the Workshop and Seminar Series 2013/2014 of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), the event aims to support colleagues engaged in developing courses on Sustainability, face-to-face and blended as well as online.

The seminar will be run by the development team of the ‘Nottingham Open Online Course’ (‘NOOC’), including Dr Sarah Speight (academic lead of Nottingham’s Green Academy team), University Director of Online Learning, and senior Learning Technologists and academic contributors. Terry McAndrew, Academic Lead (HEA Digital Literacy) will deliver welcome and introduction together with Dr Speight.

The proceedings will cover sustainable approaches to Open Online Course design, Open Educational Resources (OERs) and sustainability, learning technology and pedagogies for sustainability, and working Sustainability into the curriculum. The event will share the learning of the first ‘Nottingham Open Online Course’ (‘NOOC’) called ‘Perspectives on Sustainability’ and delegates will be able to access, reuse and adapt OERs on sustainability developed at the university.

The event is free of charge but a place must be reserved through online registration (see link below)

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Event webpage (and free online registration) http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/2014/Seminars/Themes/GEN967_nottingham

Day’s programme http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/documents/seminars/2013-14/Themes2013-2014/GEN967_Nottingham/Nottingham_programme_v3.pdf

 

Contact email Thematic.Seminar@heacademy.ac.uk

Sustainability, Society and You: course website https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/sustainability-society-and-you#!

ESD page on the HEA website http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/education-for-sustainable-development

Sustainability: Teaching and Learning page of The University of Nottingham

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/sustainability/teachinglearning.aspx

Sustainability home page of The University of Nottingham http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/sustainability/index.aspx

 

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The HEA-Southampton University seminar | Educating global citizens: Green Academy, student-staff partnerships & ESD

SML-HEA-SouthamptonA seminar, titled ‘Educating global citizens: Green Academy as a vehicle for students and staff partnerships for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD),’ will take place at the University of Southampton on 25 February 2014.

Hosted as part of the Workshop and Seminar Series 2013/2014 of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), this event will bring together national experts, students and staff with an interest in exploring sustainable development in the curriculum. It will build on the solid body of evidence that students believe sustainability should be covered by their university, as revealed by the HEA/NUS (National Union of Students) research on student attitudes to sustainability.

The day’s focus will be to provide a platform for students and staff to work together to shape the embedding of ESD within the teaching and learning of topic areas not traditionally associated with ESD.

The event will also provide a platform for exploring the use of technology, the campus as a living lab, and extra-curricular learning in the context of ESD. It intends to cover areas such as exploring curriculum design and learning materials, enhancing student employability and graduate capabilities, and potential open educational resources.

The event will begin with a national perspective on ESD by Simon Kemp (Sustainability Action Chair University of Southampton). It will feature two keynotes, by Charlotte Taylor (NUS) and Dr Zoe Robinson (Keele University).  A session led by the University of Southampton Students’ Union and Sustainability Action Programme will cover Student-Staff Partnerships for Sustainability at Southampton. Another session, by Simon Kemp, Jessica Lobo, Julia Kendal from the University of Southampton, will simulate a Sustainability Development Goals Summit. The event will also feature two more speakers, namely Felix Spira (Rootability) and Julie Wintrup (University of Southampton).

Attendance is free and 60 places are available on first-come, first-served basis. Please register online (see link below).

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Event webpage (and free online registration) http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/2014/Seminars/Themes/GEN972_Southampton

Contact email Thematic.Seminar@heacademy.ac.uk

Day’s programme http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/documents/seminars/2013-14/Themes2013-2014/GEN972_southampton/thematic_WSS_programme_template_Southamptonv3.pdf

Student attitudes towards and skills for sustainable development (Report)

http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/documents/sustainability/ESD_student_attitudes_2013_v4.pdf

ESD page on the HEA website http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/education-for-sustainable-development

Sustainability Action Programme, University of Southampton http://www.southampton.ac.uk/sustainabilityaction/index.page

 

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ESD London Conference | Supporting Employability, Society & the Environment: A Curriculum for Sustainability

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The first annual conference of the London Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), titled ‘ESD London: Supporting employability, society and the environment: A curriculum for sustainability, will take place at London South Bank University (LSBU) on 10 June 2014.

 

Organised in partnership with 4 All of Us, a social enterprise event organization, and supported by The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC), the London Universities Environmental Group (LUEG) and Green Impact of the National Union of Students (NUS), the event will bring together educationalists, NGOs and employers with the aim of developing a London-wide community of practice in order to inspire and engage the participants in promoting a sustainable future for all. It will comprise a keynote, speeches, a panel Q&A, paper and poster presentations, workshops, networking opportunities and an awards presentation.

 

The day will begin with a welcome by Professor David Phoenix (Vice Chancellor, LSBU) and an introduction to the day by Professor Ros Wade (Chair, London RCE).

 

They will be followed by a keynote and two speeches:

  • Keynote | Jane Davidson, Director INSPIRE (Institute for Sustainability Practice, Innovation and Resource Effectiveness), University of Wales Trinity Saint David
  • Professor Stephen Sterling, Head of Education for Sustainable Development, Plymouth University
  • Professor Daniella Tilbury, Dean and Director of Sustainability, University of Gloucestershire, and Chair UNESCO Expert Group on UN Decade in ESD

 

Among the other presenters are:

  • Harry Scrope, Managing Director, Brompton Dock | Providing an efficient, flexible, healthy and environmentally friendly solution to travel for the future
  • Jo Kemp, Green Impact Programme Manager | Making a Green Impact through ESD
  • Aisling Tierney (ESD Coordinator) and Chris Willmore (ESD Academic Lead) from the University of Bristol | How to implement ESD within Higher Education via NUS Green Impact – a best practice example
  • Esin Esat, Director of Sustainability, Bedford College | ESD in Further Education

 

Over twenty papers on ESD related themes will be presented.

 

The formal proceedings will be followed by Green Cabaret performance by The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Moreover, Andrew Jones, Editor of the journal Local Economy, will deliver a brief presentation.

 

The event will come to a close with a drinks reception and an awards presentation for the best paper and poster submissions.

 

The London RCE on ESD is part of the UN University’s global RCE network on ESD, comprising 127 RCEs worldwide (as in February 2014).

 

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ESD London Conference 2014: Website http://www.esdlondon.co.uk/ | Twitter https://twitter.com/esdlondon

London RCE: Main website http://www.londonrce.kk5.org/ | News website http://londonrcenews.wordpress.com  | Twitter http://twitter.com/rcelondon

UN University website: ESD page http://www.ias.unu.edu/sub_page.aspx?catID=108&ddlID=54 | Regional Centres of Expertise (RCEs) http://www.ias.unu.edu/sub_page.aspx?catID=1849&ddlID=183

4 All of Us http://www.4allofus.org.uk/

The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) http://www.eauc.org.uk/

Green Impact, National Union of Students (NUS) http://www.green-impact.org.uk/

The Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) network http://www.opalexplorenature.org

Local Economy journal http://www.uk.sagepub.com/journals/Journal202011

International Journal of Technology Management and Sustainable Development http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals../view-Journal,id=133/

 

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HEFCE London event: NHS Sustainable Development jab to higher education

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Universities should become visible institutions of future, said David Pencheon (Director, Sustainable Development Unit, National Health Service NHS), at a sustainable development consultation event of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), held in London on 30 January 2014.

The event, part of the ongoing consultation on HEFCE’s sustainable development (SD) framework, celebrated progress and achievements in English higher education, provided a discussion forum for future actions and facilitated networking on sustainable development.

Facilitated by Alison Johns (Head of Leadership, Governance and Management LGM, HEFCE), the day began with a welcome and introduction by Steve Egan (Deputy Chief Executive, HEFCE), who said it was good to see SD becoming more mainstream in English universities. He said HEFCE wanted to know how it could help institutions and students in improving their SD efforts even further.

Presenting the Big Picture, David Pencheon from NHS highlighted a number of key points:

  • SD is about fair, sustainable communities. It’s really important to have a great consultation process
  • Sustainability is a messy, wicked area but we should have tangible, measureable deliverables
  • Many start with efficiency, doing the same business model better. But there’s no point in doing the wrong thing better and better, so transformational change is needed, i.e., a different business model
  • Reframe sustainability positively, for example, highlighting health co-benefits

He also revealed three principles of behaviour change:

  • Most of what we do, we do automatically and is emotionally driven
  • Changes in behaviour requires simultaneous and comprehensive action across all environments
  • Behaviours can be hard to change but two things can help: (1) important life/societal events (2) issues we hold deeply and dearly

‘Critique of the Framework – an institutional perspective’ was delivered by Nigel Carrington (Vice-Chancellor, University of the Arts London), who presented their vision and lessons learned. Although metrics could be misleading, they do focus management minds, he said. He observed that the biggest impact universities could make was probably via the curriculum and mentioned awards such as Green Gown Awards as powerful incentives for staff while highlighting his institution’s exemplary SD efforts, including the Centre for Sustainable Fashion. He also emphasised that HEFCE’s new focus on leadership in its SD framework is ‘hugely important’.

Presenting on Sustainability and Students, Dom Anderson (Vice-President Society and Citizenship, National Union of Students NUS), stressed on students’ strong demand for SD, referring to the recently published report Student attitudes towards and skills for sustainable development (The Higher Education Academy HEA and the NUS). It revealed that over 80% of students believe sustainable development should be actively promoted and incorporated by UK universities. He also outlined the NUS behaviour change initiatives for students:

  • Student Switch-Off: an inter-dormitory energy saving competition
  • Green Impact: an environmental accreditation and awards scheme
  • Student Eats: a local food growing scheme

He also elaborated on the 25 ongoing projects of the HEFCE-funded NUS Students’ Green Fund, saying that a cultural shift had been created through it.

In the panel discussion followed, David Pencheon emphasised that leadership was not always from the top and students were often better at it. Nigel Carrington suggested that one should get into the head of their vice chancellor to see what could attract him or her to sustainability. Dom Anderson reminded that, although the panel comprised men, some of the best people that led on sustainability were women.

In the activity session ‘What really works?’ the delegates swapped success stories within their tables and then a representative from each table shared a moral of an inspiring story.

In the session ‘Discussion and feedback on the consultation’, the participants discussed the consultation questions within their tables and then a table representative shared a key element with the rest of the audience. Among key points emerged were the following:

  • Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) should have a central role
  • A whole institution approach is vital for developing synergies
  • Supporting communities and staff as well as students is important
  • Vice chancellors should be engaged, perhaps through students, who are more likely to be heard
  • The framework should paint a picture what a sustainable university would look like

The day ended with closing remarks and thanks by Andrew Smith (Head of Estates and Sustainable Development at HEFCE).

The first consultation event was held in Leeds on 9 January 2014.

Interested in contributing to the consultation? The consultation document Sustainable development in higher education: Consultation on a framework for HEFCE and the response form are available for downloading from http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2013/201331/. Please email comments and feedback to sustainabledevelopment@hefce.ac.uk by noon on Friday 7 February 2014.

Image created from photographs by Asitha Jayawardena

 

More….

Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)

Enquiries on the consultation: Andrew Smith, a.smith@hefce.ac.uk, 0117 931 7001

HEFCE news post on the consultation http://www.hefce.ac.uk/news/newsarchive/2013/news83727.html

HEFCE Sustainable Development Framework http://www.hefce.ac.uk/whatwedo/lgm/sd/framework/

Sustainable development in higher education: Consultation on a framework for HEFCE (consultation document and response form available for downloading from this page) http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2013/201331/

Events on the HEFCE Sustainable development framework consultation http://www.hefce.ac.uk/news/events/2013/events83604.html

LinkedIn Group: HEFCE’s Sustainable Development Framework consultation: Have your say http://www.linkedin.com/groups/HEFCE-s-Sustainable-Development-Framework-7425360?home=&gid=7425360&trk=anet_ug_hm

Twitter @HEFCE #SDframework

Sustainable development page http://www.hefce.ac.uk/whatwedo/lgm/sd/

Sustainable development strategy http://www.hefce.ac.uk/whatwedo/lgm/sd/sdstrategy/

Revolving Green Fund http://www.hefce.ac.uk/whatwedo/lgm/sd/rgf/

Carbon reduction target and strategy for higher education in England http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2010/201001/

Links to sustainable development organisation and resources http://www.hefce.ac.uk/whatwedo/lgm/susdevresources/strategy/

NHS (National Health Service)

NHS Sustainable Development Unit website http://www.sduhealth.org.uk/

University of the Arts London (UAL)

Sustainable Arts UAL http://blogs.arts.ac.uk/sustainability/

Centre for Sustainable Fashion http://www.sustainable-fashion.com/

Blog by Nigel Carrington (Vice-Chancellor, University of the Arts London http://blogs.arts.ac.uk/vice-chancellor/author/ncarrington/

National Union of Students (NUS)

Student Switch-Off http://www.studentswitchoff.org/

Green Impact http://www.green-impact.org.uk/

Student Eats http://www.studenteats.org.uk/

NUS Students’ Green Fund http://www.studentsgreenfund.org.uk/

 

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