The HEA-Bath Spa seminar | Embedding education for sustainability in a creative and multi-disciplinary context

SML-HEA-BathSpaA seminar, titled ‘Embedding education for sustainability in a creative and multi-disciplinary context,’ will take place at Bath Spa University (BSU) on 25 March 2014.

Hosted as part of the Workshop and Seminar Series 2013/2014 of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), the event aims to share the approach and experience of the Bath Spa University’s staff-student collaboration in relation to multi- and cross-disciplinary teaching of sustainability while equipping the delegates with techniques and resources in education for sustainability.

The provisional programme comprises the following:

Welcome and introduction | HEA representative, Carolyn Bew

The Bath Spa Model: Creativity, Multidisciplinarity and Sustainability at BSU | Mark McGuinness and Georgina Gough

ESD in the BSU curriculum

Cross-curricular level 4 UG module – Matt Law and TBC

Interdisciplinary level 6 UG module – Dr Georgina Gough and Andrew Jeffreys

Creative disciplines PG module (Fashion and Textiles) – Dr Kerry Curtis and Alison Harper

Cross-curricular UG programme (Global Citizenship) – Dr Ranji Devadason and Rebecca Price

Informal interdisciplinary curricula (Geography and Creative Writing) – Dr Richard Johnson/ Dr Esther Edwards and TBC

Workshop and Plenary 1

Lunch (with opportunity to view student work/exhibition)

Practice What you Preach: Managing a Creative University Estate Sustainably | Dr Julian Greaves, Bath Spa University

ESD and Employability – Industry Perspectives and Plenary 2

Jane Wilkinson, Forum for the Future

Kelley Grainger; Sustainability Manager UK & Ireland. Tony Ward, Interface Europe Ltd

Closing Remarks | Dr Georgina Gough and Dr Mark McGuinness


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

Image created from logos of the HEA and Bath Spa University 



Event webpage (and free online registration)

Day’s programme

Contact email

ESD page on the HEA website

Environment page on Bath Spa University website


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Nottingham Trent tops People and Planet Green League 2011

Nottingham Trent University topped the 2011 People and Planet Green League. It assessed the environmental and ethical performance of 142 universities in the UK. 

Gloucestershire, Worcester and Plymouth secured the next three places with Bournemouth and Greenwich tied at the fifth place. Last year, Bournemouth and Greenwich were 20th and 61st, respectively.

The top 20 universities are:

1 Nottingham Trent University

2 University of Gloucestershire

3 University of Worcester

4 University of Plymouth

5=Bournemouth University

5=University of Greenwich

7 Bath Spa University

8=University of East Anglia

8=University of Hertfordshire

8=Leeds Metropolitan University

8=University of Central Lancashire

12 Aston University

13 Edinburgh Napier University

14=University of Bradford

14=De Montfort University

14=University of Huddersfield

17 Manchester Metropolitan University

18 Kingston University

19 University of Ulster

20 University of Wales Institute, Cardiff