Bristol & UWE to host int’l symposium on Sustainability in Higher Education with a focus on students

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An international symposium titled ‘Learning from the Sharp End – Implications for Sustainability in Higher Education’, will take place in Bristol on 7-8 September 2015.

This event, jointly organised by the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England (UWE) and supported by the UN SIDS Partnership ‘Learning from the Sharp End of Environmental Uncertainty’ and the National Union of Students (NUS), is part wide programme of activities for Bristol’s year as the European Green Capital for 2015.

Central to the approach adopted by the UN SIDS partnership is the concept of learning from those in the front line of change. This conference will use that approach to learn from those developing initiatives in higher education.

The symposium will focus on new ideas to empower and enable students to make a difference and to deliver a more sustainable future. It will showcase the best international experience of engaging students in sustainability learning with an emphasis upon holistic approaches which link student-led activities, the informal curriculum, skills and engagement development in the formal curriculum and the campus and city as living laboratories. It also has a sub theme, namely, Postgraduate Voices – tomorrow’s agenda.

The symposium will feature a number of keynote speakers:
• Jamie Agombar (Ethical and Environment Manager, National Union of Students NUS)
• Simon Kemp (Academic Lead – ESD, University of Southampton)
• Professor James Longhurst (Assistant Vice Chancellor, Environment and Sustainability, UWE, Bristol)
• Sara Parkin (Forum for the Future)
• Iain Patton (CEO, The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges EAUC)
• Chris Wilmore (Bristol Green Academy Academic Lead, University of Bristol)
• Professor Carolyn Roberts (University of Oxford)

The event will include workshops and roundtables and over thirty academic papers will be presented. Moreover, a pre-conference programme will enable delegates to explore Bristol as European Green Capital and contribute to this special year.

The two universities are leading a HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England) Catalyst Fund project, called ‘Student Capital: Green Capital’. The project brings together formal and informal curriculum initiatives to test different ways of engaging students in sustainability learning, focusing on how student capital can be harnessed to make a difference to the students and in the community. Contributions to this Symposium will inform the outcomes of that work.

Graphic adapted from the symposium website.

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Symposium website https://sites.google.com/site/beyondesd/home

Learning from the Sharp End of Environmental Uncertainty in SIDS
https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdinaction/index.php?page=view&type=1006&menu=1348&nr=7918

Bristol 2015: European Green Capital https://www.bristol2015.co.uk/
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Disciplines speak ‘Sustainability’ in different languages, says ESD academic lead at Bristol

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‘Different disciplines talk about sustainability in different languages,’ said Chris Willmore (Academic Lead, Education for Sustainable Development ESD at Bristol University) at a workshop on ‘Green academies: whole institution approaches to embedding education for sustainable development (ESD) in the curriculum’ held at the university on 12 May 2014.

 

Hosted as part of the Workshop and Seminar Series 2013/2014 of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), the workshop mainly focused on whole institutional approaches to ESD in the curriculum, especially on the role of students as agents of change. The Bristol Model of student intern driven curriculum change has been instrumental in the university’s developments, integrating students, academia and estates at the core of ESD.

 

The day began with a welcome from Peter D’Sena, representing the HEA. Highlighting the HEA’s ESD strategic aim, namely, to make a leading contribution to evidence-informed development of ESD policy and practice across the higher education sector, he briefly presented overview of the HEA Green Academy programme, which focuses on institutional change for sustainable development, helping universities to achieve sustainability in the curriculum.

 

The workshop comprised three main sessions:

  • Institutional approaches and disciplinary language
  • To map or not to map?
  • Students as partners and leaders of change

 

Each session included an introduction, leading to small group work, using a sustainability café approach.

 

Speaking on ‘Institutional Approaches and Disciplinary Language’, Chris Willmore revealed that, at her university, most courses already contained sustainability elements although the respective academics did not specifically referred to these as ‘sustainability’. She also emphasised that sustainability should be fun and should not be a guilt trip.

 

Sharing ‘Lessons from ISO14001 Accreditation’, Martin Wiles (Head of Sustainability, Bristol University) stated that ISO looks at processes around ESD, not at ESD itself, and recommended it for advancing ESD in an institution.

 

Aisling Tierney (ESD Coordinator, Bristol University) delivered two presentations. Firstly, on ‘Developing Mappings of Student Experience’ and then on ‘Linking Formal and Informal Approaches’, briefly outlining four key projects, namely Bristol PLuS, Student Hubs, Farmer’s Market and Student’s Union.

 

Several speakers from universities participating in the Green Academy programme contributed to the workshop:

  • Strawberries and cream: nurturing creativity | Dr Peter Rands, Canterbury Christ Church University
  • The role of PhD students in driving institutional ESD and sustainability research | Sophie Bessant, Keele University
  • Stepping stones to creating future learning skills for all students | Professor Tim O’Riordan and Jessica Bricknell, University of East Anglia (UEA)
  • Food for Thought: Nottingham Trent University (NTU) Using Students as co-creators of the curriculum | Dr Petra Molthan-Hill, Kelly Osborne, Kayleigh Smith, Seraphina Brown and Amy Scoins
  • Student Green Ambassadors | Dave Wheatley, Liverpool University

 

Mirroring the Bristol Model’s co-leadership element, the workshop was led by ESD ex-Student Interns Hannah Tweddell (University of Bristol Union) and Aisling Tierney.

 

Photographs by Asitha Jayawardena

 

 

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All presentations are available from https://wikis.bris.ac.uk/display/BristolESD/Whole+Institution+ESD+HEA+Event

 

Twitter | #embedESD | @BristolESD

 

Event page http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/2014/Seminars/Themes/GEN968_Bristol

 

Event programme http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/documents/seminars/2013-14/Themes2013-2014/GEN968_Bristol/GEN968_Final_programme.pdf

 

Contact email Thematic.Seminar@heacademy.ac.uk

 

The HEA | Green Academy http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/detail/sustainability/ESD_2014/Green_Academy

 

The HEA | ESD http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/education-for-sustainable-development

 

University of Bristol | Sustainability http://www.bristol.ac.uk/environment/

 

University of Bristol | ESD Wiki https://wikis.bris.ac.uk/display/BristolESD/ESD+at+Bristol

 

 

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The HEA-Bristol workshop | Green academies: whole institution approaches to embedding ESD in the curriculum

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A workshop, titled ‘Green academies: whole institution approaches to embedding education for sustainable development (ESD) in the curriculum,’ will take place at Bristol University on 12 May 2014.

 

Hosted as part of the Workshop and Seminar Series 2013/2014 of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), the workshop will mainly focus on whole institutional approaches to ESD in the curriculum, especially on the role of students as agents of change. The Bristol Model of student intern driven curriculum change has been instrumental in institution’s developments, integrate students, academia and estates at the core of ESD.

 

The workshop will explore best practice in embedding ESD while identifying opportunities for developing student leadership in curriculum change and for developing synergies in terms of the flexible pedagogies. It will cover a range of topics, including students as partners, devolved and networked governance, institutional change, curriculum, extra-curricular learning and employability.

 

The day will begin with a welcome from Peter D’Sena (The HEA). Mirroring the Bristol Model’s co-leadership element, the workshop will be led by Hannah Tweddell and Aisling Tierney (ESD ex-Student Interns). Bristol University’s Martin Wiles (Head of Sustainability) and Chris Willmore (Director of Undergraduate Studies) will introduce sessions alongside students and speakers from participating universities, namely Canterbury Christchurch University, Keele University, University of East Anglia, Nottingham Trent University and Liverpool University.

 

The workshop is structured into three sessions:

  • Institutional approaches and disciplinary language
  • To map or not to map?
  • Students as partners and leaders of change

 

Each session, facilitated by a member of the Bristol ESD Team, will comprise a short introduction, leading to small group work, using a sustainability café approach. Lunch and networking will accommodate an open resources session, comprising a poster display and demonstrations of e-learning resources as well as a Tower Tour.

 

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 the University of Bristol

 

 

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Event page (and free online registration) http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/2014/Seminars/Themes/GEN968_Bristol

 

Event programme http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/documents/seminars/2013-14/Themes2013-2014/GEN968_Bristol/GEN968_Final_programme.pdf

 

Contact emailThematic.Seminar@heacademy.ac.uk

 

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

 

Sustainability | University of Bristol http://www.bristol.ac.uk/environment/

 

Wiki | ESD at Bristol https://wikis.bris.ac.uk/display/BristolESD/ESD+at+Bristol

 

 

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International workshop on Pliocene climate

SML-Bristol-PlioceneWSAn international workshop on Pliocene climate will be held at The Clifton Pavilion, Bristol Zoo Gardens Bristol, UK on 9 and 10 September 2013.

The Pliocene epoch, the last sustained interval when global climate was significantly warmer than today, is a good potential analogue for the conditions predicted for the end of this century due to anthropogenic climate change.

Bringing together around 75 scientists from around the world, this workshop aims to identify the most pressing research questions for the international Pliocene community as well as the gaps in the current understanding of this interval.

Day 1 of the workshop will comprise two sessions and a keynote lecture:

  • Session 1: High latitude climate during the Pliocene (convener: Professor G. Haug, ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
  • Session 2: Tropical and mid-latitude Pliocene climate (convener: Professor C. Ravelo, University of California, USA)
  • Keynote Lecture by Dr. B. Otto-Bliesner (NCAR): Why Modelling the Pliocene is Important for IPCC Climate Change 2019

After the Day 1 proceedings, Professor G.H. Haug will deliver a public lecture on ‘Climate and Societies’ at Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol (18.30–19.30).

Day 2 will comprise two sessions and a keynote lecture:

  • Session 3: Global synthesis: observations and models (convener: Professor A. Haywood, University of Leeds)
  • Session 4: Pliocene ice and climate-tectonic connections (convener: Professor E. Tziperman, Harvard University, USA)
  • Keynote Lecture by Prof. M. Raymo (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory): Sea Level in a 400 ppm world: field evidence, modelling results, and new investigative strategies

Hosted by the University of Bristol, this event is supported by The Leverhulme Trust , the European Research Council, the Cabot Institute and the Global Change research group at the University of Bristol and the University of Leeds.

This is the second Pliocene climate workshop, following the first held in Bordeaux, France in 2009. The third will be held in Barcelona, Spain in 2014.

Image adapted from the workshop webpage

Webpage of the workshop

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Eight universities take part in HEA’s ‘Green Academy: Curricula for tomorrow’

Higher Education Academy (HEA) launched in February 2011 a six-month programme, ‘Green Academy: Curricula for tomorrow,’ in association with the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) and the National Union of Students (NUS), to assist universities in embedding sustainability across their curricula. Participants comprised teams from eight universities: University of Bristol, Canterbury Christ Church University, Keele University, University of Nottingham, University of Southampton, Swansea University, University of Wales (Trinity Saint David) and University of Worcester.

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