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Sustainability: Beyond the Campus

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It is easy to think about sustainability as achieving net-zero emissions and indeed most UK HEIs have this within their strategic plans. But how do you look beyond net-zero to build sustainability into the heart of an institution, something which guides every decision that the organisation makes?

What will it cover?

Join this AHUA webinar to hear how three universities are integrating sustainability across the whole organisation covering areas as broad as research, the courses they teach, approaches to governance, and the way they deliver services to staff and students.

Who is it for?

This webinar is for AHUA members.  It will also be of interest to university staff who would like to explore how their institutions can operate in a more sustainable way, or who have direct input into their organisation’s sustainability strategies and policies.

Who will be speaking?

Matt Dunlop

Matt joined Newcastle University in 2006 as an Assistant Energy Manager and his appointment effectively established the University’s Sustainability Team.  As Head of Sustainability since 2009, he now leads a team of eight sustainability professionals. Driven by the University’s core values of social and environmental justice, he is responsible for the development and delivery of sustainability strategy, and is responsible for all aspects of environmental management within the University.  Managing a wide range of sustainability programmes, including the University’s response to the climate emergency, the Team are also involved in the delivery of the University’s environmental education and research.

Professor Jaime Toney

Jaime is a Professor in Environmental and Climate Science and Directs the Centre for Sustainable Solutions at the University of Glasgow. She also co-chairs the Sustainability Working Group. She recognises that collaboration and interdisciplinary approaches are needed at all levels to make a transition to a sustainable future. In the university context she is keen to connect activities across professional services, academics and students to find new solutions to the climate crisis.

Dr Alex Ryan

Alex leads the University of Gloucestershire sustainability programme across corporate and academic portfolios, to enhance institutional performance and student experiences in sustainability. She is a member of the senior management team, responsible for delivery of the Sustainability Strategy and Environmental Management System targets, including the institution’s net zero carbon ambition. She has led a range of academic innovation projects to drive change in Education for Sustainability across the sector, including work with QAA, AHE, Funding Councils and a range of universities worldwide. Alex is Director of RCE Severn – one of the Regional Centres of Expertise in Sustainability Education acknowledged by the United Nations University. She has a multi-disciplinary academic background was awarded National Teaching Fellowship in 2017 for her contribution to learning innovation for sustainability.

When is it taking place?

19th January 2022, 9am – 10am