Westminster & FDSD to host Peter Davies speech on Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act

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Peter Davies, Welsh Commissioner for Sustainable Futures, will be speaking on the innovative 2015 Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act at the University of Westminster (Boardroom
309 Regents Street, W1B 2HW London) on 29 June 2015 (5.30-7.30pm).

He will highlight how this Act, passed earlier this year, can inspire action and change not only in Wales but also in the rest of the UK and beyond.

Hosted by the University of Westminster’s Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD) and the Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development (FDSD), this event is part of the relaunch of FDSD and its new website resource http://www.fdsd.org.

For further enquiries, please contact Linda Gessner events@fdsd.org

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Free registration:
The wellbeing of future generations: how can the Welsh Act inspire the UK and beyond? https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-wellbeing-of-future-generations-how-can-the-welsh-act-inspire-the-uk-and-beyond-registration-17042196669

Peter Davies to speak at the re-launch of FDSD in London, June 29th 2015
http://www.fdsd.org/events/29-june-2015-launch-of-the-fdsd-website-university-of-westminster-london/

Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 (Original, as enacted)
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/anaw/2015/2/contents/enacted

The Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD), University of Westminster https://www.westminster.ac.uk/csd

The Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development http://www.fdsd.org/

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Gloucestershire holds event on Student Experience with EfS – with Plymouth, UEA & Wales TSD as guests

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The University of Gloucestershire (UoG) held its annual Education for Sustainability (EfS) event on 10 June 2015. Titled ‘Raising the Stakes in the Student Experience with EfS’, the event took place as part of the university’s Festivals Fortnight.

This annual event series is the flagship of the university’s Learning for Sustainable Futures Scheme (LSFS). Launched in 2012 as part of the university’s approach to enhancing the quality of learning and teaching across all subject areas, the LSFS is a collaborative initiative between the university’s Sustainability Team and the Academic Development Unit. Through an annual call for project proposals, this scheme provides staff with grants to lead and develop new projects to embed EfS approaches into the curriculum and student learning experiences.

The day started with a welcome by Maureen McLaughlin (Dean of Quality and Standards, UoG).

In her address, titled ‘Promising Futures: 7 Years of Innovation and Change at UoG’, Professor Daniella Tilbury (Dean of Sustainability, UoG) noted that the EfS agenda is moving in the right direction, slowly but steadily and there are many opportunities for EfS action than ever before. She said that the culture of EfS has been embedded in different part of the university in different ways and a learning process is taking place. Although there is much to celebrate, there remains a lot more to be done, she noted.

Speaking on ‘Sustainability and the Student Experience’, Jamie Agombar (Head of Sustainability, National Union of Students NUS) revealed that the fifth HEA-NUS survey on students’ attitude towards sustainable development (which is yet to be published) is indicative of the same positive trend of students preferring sustainability to be embedded in their courses. He also outlined the work of Students Green Fund and Responsible Futures.

The session on welcome and introductions ended with outlining of the event themes by Dr Alex Ryan (Associate Director of Sustainability, UoG) and Professor Sharon Turnbull (Leadership Trust), master of the ceremony.

The programme comprised three main sessions. In two of them, the leaders of the LSFS projects shared their work in areas such as Accountancy, Fine Art, Business, Fashion, Product Design, Sports Placements, Tourism and Libraries.

Session: New EfS pathways for student learning:
• Future Professionals and EfS: Nurturing Responsible Accountants (Michelle Cook, Business School)
• Supporting Sustainability Literacy and Learning through Library Services (Allison Davis, LIS)
• The 2020 Curriculum: Reframing Business Learning Priorities (Colin Simpson, Business School)
• Powerful Placements for Sustainability Skills (Phil Shirfield, School of Sport and Exercise)

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Session: Reshaping the curriculum with EfS:
• Fashion Futures: Designing new Curricula with EfS (Margaret McDonough, School of Art and Design)
• Engaged Citizens: Creating the Future through Fine Art (Katie Pratt, School of Art and Design)
• Designing Sustainable Futures (Michelle Williams, School of Computing and Technology)
• Curriculum for Responsible Tourism Professionals (Angela Kalisch & Richard Harper, School of Leisure)

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In the third main session, a panel comprising guests from three other universities and UoG Student Union’s Greener Gloucestershire team (see main photograph) shared new ideas and initiatives on engaging students in sustainability. At its end, Professor Stephen Marston (Vice-Chancellor UoG) remarked on student sustainability journeys at UoG.

Session: Changing the game for students – institutional innovations
• Students Workbook at UEA (Professor Tim O’Riordan, University of East Anglia)
• Student Experience at TSD (Dr Carolyn Hayles, University of Wales Trinity St David)
• Student Initiatives at Plymouth (Professor Stephen Sterling, Plymouth University)
• Greener Gloucestershire & EfS (Rachel Purdon, Jenny Barnes & Meg Baker, UoG)

The day’s programme came to an end with a discussion group session on Graduates’ Future Horizons.

The workshop was Professor Tilbury’s last EfS event at UoG before leaving the university at the end of June, to take up the post of vice chancellor at the newly established University of Gibraltar in September 2015.

For overviews on the LSFS events of the last two years, please visit:

2014 | 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/

2013 | Gloucestershire workshop on Education for Sustainability in Higher Education https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/06/26/gloucestershire-workshop-on-education-for-sustainability-in-higher-education/

Photographs by Asitha Jayawardena. Logo is from the University of Gloucestershire website.

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University of Gloucestershire (UoG):
• Sustainability http://insight.glos.ac.uk/sustainability/Pages/default.aspx
• Learning for Sustainable Futures Awards http://insight.glos.ac.uk/sustainability/Education/learningforsustainablefutures/Pages/default.aspx
• Education for Sustainability http://insight.glos.ac.uk/sustainability/Education
• Academic Development Unit http://insight.glos.ac.uk/departments/adu/Pages/default.aspx
• Greener Gloucestershire http://www.greenergloucestershire.co.uk/

Plymouth University:
• Sustainability https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/your-university/sustainability
• Centre for Sustainable Futures https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/your-university/sustainability/sustainability-education
• Institute for Sustainability Solutions Research ISSR http://www1.plymouth.ac.uk/research/issr/Pages/default.aspx @ISSRPlymUni
• Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory PedRIO http://www1.plymouth.ac.uk/research/pedrio/Pages/default.aspx

University of East Anglia (UEA):
• Sustainability https://www.uea.ac.uk/about/corporate-social-responsibility/sustainability
• 3S Research Group | Science, Society and Sustainability http://3sresearch.org/ @3SResearchGroup

University of Wales Trinity Saint David (TSD)
• Sustainability http://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/sa1/sustainability/
• Institute of Sustainable Practice, Innovation and Resource Effectiveness (INSPIRE) http://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/inspire/ @InspireTSD

National Union of Students (NUS):
• Students’ Green Fund http://www.studentsgreenfund.org.uk/
• Greener Curriculum http://www.nus.org.uk/en/greener-projects/greener-curriculum/greener-curriculum/
• Sustainability http://beta.nusconnect.org.uk/strong-students-unions/sustainability

Posts on The Sustainable University Library, tagged:
• UoG https://librarysu.wordpress.com/tag/gloucestershire/
• ESD https://librarysu.wordpress.com/tag/esd-education-for-sd/
• Sustainable University https://librarysu.wordpress.com/tag/sustainable-university/

QAA/HEA ESD Guidance document (PDF) http://www.qaa.ac.uk/Publications/InformationAndGuidance/Documents/Education-sustainable-development-Guidance-June-14.pdf

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

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/

HEFCE wants Sustainable Development (SD) to be central to HE, says new SD framework will influence future funding https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2015/01/27/hefce-wants-sustainable-development-sd-to-be-central-to-he-says-new-sd-framework-will-influence-future-funding/

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/

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/

A report that spans 53 institutions in 33 European countries | ESD professional development in higher education https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2015/02/11/a-report-that-spans-53-institutions-in-33-european-countries-esd-professional-development-in-higher-education/

ESD has made inroads in new pedagogical ideas in future flexible higher education – HEA report https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/esd-has-made-inroads-in-new-pedagogical-ideas-in-future-flexible-higher-education-hea-report/

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/

Delivering ESD and graduate attributes through Hybrid Problem-Based Learning https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/07/16/delivering-esd-and-graduate-attributes-through-hybrid-problem-based-learning/
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Gloucestershire to hold event on Student Experience with Education for Sustainability (EfS)

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The annual Education for Sustainability (EfS) event of the University of Gloucestershire (UoG) will be held at the University’s Park Campus on 10 June 2015.

This year’s event, titled ‘Raising the Stakes in the Student Experience with EfS’, is focusing on student experience as part of Festivals Fortnight.

This annual event series is the flagship of the university’s Learning for Sustainable Futures Scheme (LSFS). Launched in 2012 as part of the university’s approach to enhancing the quality of learning and teaching across all subject areas, the LSFS is a collaborative initiative between the university’s Sustainability Team and the Academic Development Unit. Through an annual call for project proposals, this scheme provides staff with grants to lead and develop new projects to embed EfS approaches into the curriculum and student learning experiences.

At this event, the leaders of the LSFS projects will share their work in areas such as Accountancy, Fine Art, Business, Fashion, Product Design, Sports Placements, Tourism and Libraries.

Moreover, in an interactive panel discussion, guests from three other universities (Plymouth University, University of East Anglia and University of Wales Trinity St David) will join the UoG Student Union’s Greener Gloucestershire team to share new ideas and initiatives on engaging students in sustainability.

An outline of the day’s programme is as follows:

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS
• Opening and Welcome (Maureen McLaughlin, UoG)
• Promising Futures: 7 Years of Innovation and Change at UoG (Prof Daniella Tilbury)
• Sustainability and the Student Experience (Jamie Agombar, National Union of Students)
• Event Themes (Dr Alex Ryan, UoG & Prof Sharon Turnbull, Leadership Trust)

NEW EfS PATHWAYS FOR STUDENT LEARNING
• Future Professionals and EfS: Nurturing Responsible Accountants
• Supporting Sustainability Literacy and Learning through Library Services
• The 2020 Curriculum: Reframing Business Learning Priorities
• Powerful Placements for Sustainability Skills
• Project Leaders Q&A

CHANGING THE GAME FOR STUDENTS – INSTITUTIONAL INNOVATIONS
• Students Workbook at UEA (Prof Tim O’Riordan, University of East Anglia)
• Student Experience at TSD (Dr Carolyn Hayles, University of Wales Trinity St David)
• Student Initiatives at Plymouth (Prof Stephen Sterling, University of Plymouth)
• Greener Gloucestershire & EfS (Rachel Purdon, Jenny Barnes & Meg Baker, UoG)
• Chat Show Discussion
• Closing Remarks on student sustainability journeys at UoG (Prof Stephen Marston, Vice-Chancellor UoG)

RESHAPING THE CURRICULUM WITH EfS
• Fashion Futures: Designing new Curricula with EfS
• Engaged Citizens: Creating the Future through Fine Art
• Designing Sustainable Futures
• Curriculum for Responsible Tourism Professionals
• Project Leaders Q&A

GRADUATES’ FUTURE HORIZONS
• Discussion groups

PLENARY AND CLOSE

The event is free to attend. To reserve a place, please email Barbara Rainbow:

brainbow@glos.ac.uk

For overviews on the LSFS events of the last two years, please visit:

2014 | 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/

2013 | Gloucestershire workshop on Education for Sustainability in Higher Education https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/06/26/gloucestershire-workshop-on-education-for-sustainability-in-higher-education/

The graphic is adapted from the event programme.

 

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Day’s programme http://insight.glos.ac.uk/sustainability/Education/learningforsustainablefutures/Documents/LFSF%20Event%20Programme%2010%20June%20FINAL.pdf

Learning for Sustainable Futures Awards | University of Gloucestershire (UoG) http://insight.glos.ac.uk/sustainability/Education/learningforsustainablefutures/Pages/default.aspx

Education for Sustainability | UoG http://insight.glos.ac.uk/sustainability/Education

Academic Development Unit | UoG http://insight.glos.ac.uk/departments/adu/Pages/default.aspx

Posts on The Sustainable University Library, tagged
• UoG https://librarysu.wordpress.com/tag/gloucestershire/
• ESD https://librarysu.wordpress.com/tag/esd-education-for-sd/
• Sustainable University https://librarysu.wordpress.com/tag/sustainable-university/

QAA/HEA ESD Guidance document (PDF) http://www.qaa.ac.uk/Publications/InformationAndGuidance/Documents/Education-sustainable-development-Guidance-June-14.pdf

 

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

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/

HEFCE wants Sustainable Development (SD) to be central to HE, says new SD framework will influence future funding https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2015/01/27/hefce-wants-sustainable-development-sd-to-be-central-to-he-says-new-sd-framework-will-influence-future-funding/

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/

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/

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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/

A report that spans 53 institutions in 33 European countries | ESD professional development in higher education https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2015/02/11/a-report-that-spans-53-institutions-in-33-european-countries-esd-professional-development-in-higher-education/

ESD has made inroads in new pedagogical ideas in future flexible higher education – HEA report https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/esd-has-made-inroads-in-new-pedagogical-ideas-in-future-flexible-higher-education-hea-report/

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