Environmental Sustainability


Sustainability Seminar Series

As we carry out research and deliver teaching we have the chance to make a positive impact on our campus and our city. The Sustainability Seminar Series seeks to present opportunities for staff and students to make these positive contributions to our local environment. The seminars will explore a range of topics with short presentations from academics, researchers, professional support staff and colleagues from across the city. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to showcase any work they are doing relevant to the topic area of the seminar, this may be highlighted during discussions or displayed in a poster.

One of the outputs from each seminar will be a list of challenges that we could offer to our undergraduate / postgraduate students and researchers to use as part of their taught course / research. The aim is to create a set of challenges that allow students, staff and researchers to make a positive contribution to the campus and the city during their time at the University.

The Sustainability Seminar Series will be open to all University staff and students. It will be held every two weeks from January 2017 until May 2017. It is envisaged each seminar will be held over lunch and will last one hour with time afterwards for informal discussion and engagement. Register through Eventbrite by clicking the date of the session you are interested in.

Dates & Topics (all 12-1:30pm)

Seminars TBC

  • Living campus: How does our campus support biodiversity and why does this benefit us?
  • Meeting People: Encouraging sustainable travel at the University and in our community.
  • Food: Sustainable food at home and on campus.

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Air: Changing air quality and the impact on health

Living Campus: How does our campus support biodiversity?

Travel: The impact of the Oxford Road corridor travel changes

City: Is city living a positive in sustainability terms?