HEFCE wants Sustainable Development (SD) to be central to HE, says new SD framework will influence future funding

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Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) published a framework titled ‘Sustainable development in higher education: HEFCE’s role to date and a framework for its future actions’ in December 2014.

In the executive summary (page 2) HEFCE states, ‘we want sustainable development to be central to higher education’ and the SD Framework ‘will influence our future funding.’

The framework is driven by HEFCE’s vision that ‘universities and colleges are widely recognised as leaders in society’s efforts to achieve sustainability – through the understanding, skills and attitudes that students gain and put into practice, through research and knowledge exchange, and through community involvement, as well as through their strategies and operations that bring all these together.’

Aimed at senior management, academic and support staff, and students, this document proposes a framework for HEFCE’s support for the sector. It sets out some of the ways in which higher education contributes to sustainable development and emphasises the sector’s leadership role in society.

This document is arranged in the following sections:

  • Reducing environmental impacts
  • HEFCE’s support of higher education institutions engaging in the ‘green sector’ of the economy
  • HEFCE’S role in engaging students
  • The framework for HEFCE actions, 2015 to 2020

HEFCE has also published an analysis of the responses to the formal consultation, which included two events in Leeds and London.

Bristol 2015 European Green Capital | Funding for two Bristol universities: Publication of this framework coincided with the award of £0.25 million of HEFCE funding to help two Bristol universities, namely UWE (University of the West of England) and Bristol, play a leading role in ‘Bristol 2015’ when the city becomes European Green Capital. In this project with a focus on student participation, the universities and students’ unions are aiming to provide 100,000 hours of student activity involving 3,000 students.

Further enquiries: Please contact Andrew Smith, tel 0117 931 7001, e-mail a.smith@hefce.ac.uk

Graphic developed using cover image of the document from HEFCE website

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News release on HEFCE website http://www.hefce.ac.uk/news/newsarchive/2014/news99289.html

DOWNLOADS (PDF/MS Word): http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2014/201430/name,99296,en.html

  • Document | Sustainable development in higher education: HEFCE’s role to date and a framework for its future actions
  • Consultation outcomes

HEFCE SD strategy http://www.hefce.ac.uk/whatwedo/lgm/sd/sdstrategy/

LinkedIn posts on Sustainability in HE and ESD | #asiLI on Twitter

Sustainability in UK higher education | Ten great moments in 2014 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/sustainability-uk-higher-education-ten-great-moments-2014-asitha

Why universities should lead their wider communities’ sustainability endeavours | Three reasons https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140606053309-101066234-why-universities-should-lead-their-wider-communities-sustainability-endeavours-three-reasons

Positioning itself at the pinnacle of global higher education | Can UK higher education use sustainability as a vehicle? http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140817165316-101066234-positioning-itself-at-the-pinnacle-of-global-higher-education-can-uk-higher-education-use-sustainability-as-a-vehicle

Ten ways to supplement QAA-HEA Guidance on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)? Some food for thought http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20141015094227-101066234-ten-ways-to-supplement-qaa-hea-guidance-on-education-for-sustainable-development-esd-some-food-for-thought

New QAA/HEA ESD Guidance | Complementing UK Quality Code for Higher Education http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20141005134854-101066234-new-qaa-hea-esd-guidance-complementing-uk-quality-code-for-higher-education

My Top Ten posts in 2014… on Sustainability in Higher Education and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/my-top-ten-posts-2014-sustainability-higher-education-jayawardena

Is UK Higher Education taking a GREEN turn? Sector bodies, student community, award schemes and universities – a look at their recent activity http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140812094439-101066234-is-uk-higher-education-taking-a-green-turn-sector-bodies-student-community-award-schemes-and-universities-a-look-at-their-recent-activity

UNEP Greening Universities Toolkit | A global resource for advancing green and sustainable campuses http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140831181150-101066234-unep-greening-universities-toolkit-a-global-resource-for-advancing-green-and-sustainable-campuses

The Sustainable University: Progress and prospects | Handbook to ‘the University of the Future’ http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20141002095117-101066234-the-sustainable-university-progress-and-prospects-handbook-to-the-university-of-the-future

Green Gown Awards | An international celebration of sustainability in tertiary education https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/green-gown-awards-international-asitha

A green tale of four UK universities | HEA Green Academy workshops – Worcester, Canterbury Christ Church, Bristol and Nottingham https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140718111751-101066234-a-green-tale-of-four-uk-universities-hea-green-academy-workshops-worcester-canterbury-christ-church-bristol-and-nottingham

A visual celebration of good practice in sustainability | 40 photos from 18 UK universities http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140709082957-101066234-a-visual-celebration-of-good-practice-in-sustainability-40-photos-from-18-uk-universities

LSBU MSc in Education for Sustainability | How it enriched my perspective http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140507110247-101066234-lsbu-msc-in-education-for-sustainability-how-it-enriched-my-perspective

Related posts on The Sustainable University News & Info website (this website)

HEFCE London event: NHS Sustainable Development jab to higher education https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/hefce-london-event-nhs-sustainable-development-jab-to-higher-education/

Plymouth tops People & Planet University League 2015 | Worcester and Manchester Met, second and third https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2015/01/20/plymouth-tops-people-planet-university-league-2015-worcester-and-manchester-met-second-and-third/

Four years of innovation in Sustainability in Higher Education and ESD | The Sustainable University One-stop Shop https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2015/01/13/four-years-of-innovation-in-sustainability-in-higher-education-and-esd-the-sustainable-university-one-stop-shop/

Green Gown Awards 2014 | Leadership award to Professor Bailey; three awards to Plymouth https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/11/10/green-gown-awards-2014-leadership-award-to-professor-bailey-three-awards-to-plymouth/

Formally launched! QAA-HEA ESD Guidance for UK higher education providers https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/10/24/formally-launched-qaa-hea-esd-guidance-for-uk-higher-education-providers/

ESD London Conference | Sustainability is a core theme in higher education today and will remain so tomorrow, says VC LSBU https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/esd-london-conference-sustainability-is-a-core-theme-in-higher-education-today-and-will-remain-so-tomorrow-says-vc-lsbu/

New website: The Guide to Quality and Education for Sustainability in Higher Education https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/new-website-the-guide-to-quality-and-education-for-sustainability-in-higher-education/

CONFERENCE: Quality Assurance, Enhancement and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD): Creating a Framework for Dialogue https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2012/07/03/conference-quality-assurance-enhancement-and-education-for-sustainable-development-esd-creating-a-framework-for-dialogue/

Education for Sustainability (EfS) is enriching curriculum and student experience at Gloucestershire, says Professor Tilbury https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/07/07/education-for-sustainability-efs-is-enriching-curriculum-and-student-experience-at-gloucestershire-says-professor-tilbury/

Five questions and 100 delegates from 15 countries: COPERNICUS conference on higher education, sustainability and ESD https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/five-questions-and-100-delegates-from-15-countries-copernicus-conference-on-higher-education-sustainability-and-esd/

Informal communication has a key role in sustainability-oriented institutional change, says Green Academy Lead at Worcester https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/06/02/informal-communication-has-a-key-role-in-sustainability-oriented-institutional-change-says-green-academy-lead-at-worcester/

Sustainability leadership is all around us, says Director SD at Canterbury Christ Church University https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/sustainability-leadership-is-all-around-us-says-director-sd-at-canterbury-christ-church-university/

Disciplines speak ‘Sustainability’ in different languages, says ESD academic lead at Bristol https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/05/15/disciplines-speak-sustainability-in-different-languages-says-esd-academic-lead-at-bristol/

Online learning is a driver for sustainability, says Dr Speight at HEA-Nottingham seminar https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/03/10/online-learning-is-a-driver-for-sustainability-says-dr-speight-at-hea-nottingham-seminar/

NUS announces 25 Students’ Green Fund projects in England https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/08/14/nus-announces-25-students-green-fund-projects-in-england/

New TOOLKIT: Problem-Based Learning: A Case Study of Sustainability Education

https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/10/24/new-toolkit-problem-based-learning-a-case-study-of-sustainability-education/

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Plymouth tops People & Planet University League 2015 | Worcester and Manchester Met, second and third

GreenLeague-logoPlymouth University has topped the People & Planet University League 2014 published on 20 January 2015. This league table, compiled annually since 2007 by the UK’s largest student campaigning network People & Planet, ranks UK universities based on their environmental and ethical performance.

 

The top 20 institutions in the University League 2015 are:

 

1 Plymouth University

2 University of Worcester

3 Manchester Metropolitan University

4 Nottingham Trent University (NTU)

5 City University London

 

6 University of Gloucestershire

7 Bournemouth University

8 University of Wales Trinity Saint David (TSD)

9 Edinburgh Napier University

10 Glasgow Caledonian University

 

11 De Montfort University

12= Aston University

12= Newcastle University

14 University of Bedfordshire

15 Sheffield Hallam University

 

16 University of Greenwich

17 London South Bank University (LSBU)

18 University of Chichester

19 Cardiff Metropolitan University

20 University of Salford

 

Image from the People and Planet University League webpage

 

 

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Full list of People and Planet University League 2015 http://peopleandplanet.org/university-league/2015/tables

 

How green is my university? (An article in The Guardian on The P&P University League 2015) http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/jan/20/how-green-university-people-planet-green-league

 

Previous P&P League tables http://peopleandplanet.org/university-league/previous

 

Plymouth University:

 

 

Related posts on The Sustainable University News website (this website)

 

Manchester Metropolitan tops People & Planet Green League 2013 https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/06/11/manchester-metropolitan-tops-people-planet-green-league-2013/

 

Greenwich tops UK People & Planet Green League 2012 https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2012/05/29/greenwich-tops-uk-people-planet-green-league-2012/

 

Nottingham Trent tops People and Planet Green League 2011 https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2011/12/23/nottingham-trent-tops-people-and-planet-green-league-2011/

 

Green Gown Awards 2014 | Leadership award to Professor Bailey; three awards to Plymouth https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/11/10/green-gown-awards-2014-leadership-award-to-professor-bailey-three-awards-to-plymouth/

 

Formally launched! QAA-HEA ESD Guidance for UK higher education providers https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/10/24/formally-launched-qaa-hea-esd-guidance-for-uk-higher-education-providers/

 

ESD London Conference | Sustainability is a core theme in higher education today and will remain so tomorrow, says VC LSBU https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/esd-london-conference-sustainability-is-a-core-theme-in-higher-education-today-and-will-remain-so-tomorrow-says-vc-lsbu/

 

Four years of innovation in Sustainability in Higher Education and ESD | The Sustainable University One-stop Shop https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2015/01/13/four-years-of-innovation-in-sustainability-in-higher-education-and-esd-the-sustainable-university-one-stop-shop/

 

 

Related posts on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/today/posts/asithaj

 

Green Gown Awards | An international celebration of sustainability in tertiary education https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/green-gown-awards-international-asitha

 

Why universities should lead their wider communities’ sustainability endeavours | Three reasons https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140606053309-101066234-why-universities-should-lead-their-wider-communities-sustainability-endeavours-three-reasons

 

A visual celebration of good practice in sustainability | 40 photos from 18 UK universities http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140709082957-101066234-a-visual-celebration-of-good-practice-in-sustainability-40-photos-from-18-uk-universities

 

The Sustainable University: Progress and prospects | Handbook to ‘the University of the Future’ http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20141002095117-101066234-the-sustainable-university-progress-and-prospects-handbook-to-the-university-of-the-future

 

New QAA/HEA ESD Guidance | Complementing UK Quality Code for Higher Education http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20141005134854-101066234-new-qaa-hea-esd-guidance-complementing-uk-quality-code-for-higher-education

 

Ten ways to supplement QAA-HEA Guidance on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)? Some food for thought http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20141015094227-101066234-ten-ways-to-supplement-qaa-hea-guidance-on-education-for-sustainable-development-esd-some-food-for-thought

 

Is UK Higher Education taking a GREEN turn? Sector bodies, student community, award schemes and universities – a look at their recent activity http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140812094439-101066234-is-uk-higher-education-taking-a-green-turn-sector-bodies-student-community-award-schemes-and-universities-a-look-at-their-recent-activity

 

Positioning itself at the pinnacle of global higher education | Can UK higher education use sustainability as a vehicle? http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140817165316-101066234-positioning-itself-at-the-pinnacle-of-global-higher-education-can-uk-higher-education-use-sustainability-as-a-vehicle

 

A green tale of four UK universities | HEA Green Academy workshops – Worcester, Canterbury Christ Church, Bristol and Nottingham https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140718111751-101066234-a-green-tale-of-four-uk-universities-hea-green-academy-workshops-worcester-canterbury-christ-church-bristol-and-nottingham

 

UNEP Greening Universities Toolkit | A global resource for advancing green and sustainable campuses http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140831181150-101066234-unep-greening-universities-toolkit-a-global-resource-for-advancing-green-and-sustainable-campuses

 

LSBU MSc in Education for Sustainability | How it enriched my perspective http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140507110247-101066234-lsbu-msc-in-education-for-sustainability-how-it-enriched-my-perspective

 

 

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The Sustainable University One-stop Shop | www.sustainableuni.kk5.org

Its satellite websites:  News & Info www.sunewsinfo.wordpress.com | Research www.suresearch1.wordpress.com | Good Practice www.sugoodpractice.wordpress.com | Quotes www.suquotesfacts.wordpress.com | Blog www.su-notes.blogspot.co.uk | Reflective Diary www.esddiary.wordpress.com | Twitter www.twitter.com/sustainableuni1

 

2015 | Year of the Sustainable University (SU2015) | http://su2015hub.wordpress.com/

 

Project PROPOSAL for universities | The Planetshire University model (v3) | Sustainability in the curriculum as an enhancer of Engagement, Quality and Reputation https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/proposal/

 

LinkedIn PROFILE | http://uk.linkedin.com/in/asithaj/

LinkedIn POSTS | Sustainability in Higher Education & ESD https://www.linkedin.com/today/posts/asithaj

LinkedIn GROUP | Sustainability, Education and Engagement | ESD at Planetshire University http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Sustainability-Education-Engagement-ESD-Planetshire-8102240

 

Profile & Portfolio | Asitha Jayawardena | Strengths, Accomplishments & Recognition http://issuu.com/aij3/docs/profile-asitha

Online Shelf | Examples of past work (PDFs, booklets, press articles, logos, etc) http://issuu.com/aij3

Four years of innovation in Sustainability in Higher Education and ESD | The Sustainable University One-stop Shop

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The Sustainable University One-stop Shop (SUOSS) experiment (http://www.sustainableuni.kk5.org) celebrated its fourth anniversary on 5 January 2015. This unfunded, zero-cost, self-driven experiment advances Sustainability in Higher Education and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) worldwide.

42,500 visits in four years | News website attracts 6000 visits from 130 countries in the past year

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In the last four years, the SUOSS has achieved 42,500 visits. The Sustainable University (SU) News website, one of its satellites, has particularly shown a strong global appeal in the past year, registering nearly 6,000 visits from over 130 countries (as shown on the ClustrMap on the side bar of https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/).

The SUOSS has achieved recognition, globally as well as locally:

Local:

National:

Global:

A central platform with a suite of seven satellite websites | Developed using free online resources

This one-stop shop, developed by Asitha Jayawardena (http://uk.linkedin.com/in/asithaj/) using free website builders and social media, comprises:

Asitha’s Klout score, which reflects his online influence, remains around 50 (http://klout.com/sustainableuni1).

Extensions: An ESD Group on LinkedIn, a Sustainable University Model and ‘2015 | Year of the Sustainable University’

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Building on the SUOSS, Asitha has launched three other initiatives:

Note: Planetshire University (PU) is a hypothetical UK university.

Moreover, since April 2014, he has published 40 LinkedIn posts on ESD and Sustainability in Higher Education https://www.linkedin.com/today/posts/asithaj.

With four years of experience, self-learning and networking, Asitha seeks a host university for his Planetshire University model, which proposes to use sustainability in the curriculum as an opportunity for enhancing stakeholder engagement, quality of course programmes and institutional reputation.

If you are interested in this experiment or the PU Model, please feel free to contact him on asitha_jayawardena@yahoo.com, Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/sustainableuni1 @sustainableuni1) or LinkedIn (http://uk.linkedin.com/in/asithaj/).

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The Sustainable University One-stop Shop | www.sustainableuni.kk5.org

Its satellite websites:  News & Info www.sunewsinfo.wordpress.com | Research www.suresearch1.wordpress.com | Good Practice www.sugoodpractice.wordpress.com | Quotes www.suquotesfacts.wordpress.com | Blog www.su-notes.blogspot.co.uk | Reflective Diary www.esddiary.wordpress.com | Twitter www.twitter.com/sustainableuni1

2015 | Year of the Sustainable University (SU2015) | http://su2015hub.wordpress.com/

Project PROPOSAL for universities | The Planetshire University model (v3) | Sustainability in the curriculum as an enhancer of Engagement, Quality and Reputation https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/proposal/

LinkedIn PROFILE | http://uk.linkedin.com/in/asithaj/

LinkedIn POSTS | Sustainability in Higher Education & ESD https://www.linkedin.com/today/posts/asithaj

LinkedIn GROUP | Sustainability, Education and Engagement | ESD at Planetshire University http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Sustainability-Education-Engagement-ESD-Planetshire-8102240

Profile & Portfolio | Asitha Jayawardena | Strengths, Accomplishments & Recognition http://issuu.com/aij3/docs/profile-asitha

Online Shelf | Examples of past work (PDFs, booklets, press articles, logos, etc) http://issuu.com/aij3