Overview

16 Sep, 20209:00 am-4:20 pm
Online Conference

The HE Sustainability Forum will provide the opportunity to discuss the future of sustainable development within the higher education sector.

The HE Sustainability Forum will provide the opportunity to discuss the future of sustainable development within the higher education sector. This event will explore how universities can develop strategies and policies in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals to create sustainable campuses through their leadership, students, research, estates, and partnerships. Delegates will hear from policy experts and leading universities on how to create sustainable institutions fit for the future.

An Online and Interactive Format

  • A Full day Conference delivered via an interactive online platform
  • Opportunities for virtual networking and discussion
  • Speaker sessions delivered with live presentations and resources
  • Live interaction tools and break out rooms
  • Varied formats and screen breaks to support an engaging experience
  • Post-event resources and networking follow ups

Key Speakers

Professor Janet Haddock-Fraser photo
Professor Janet Haddock-Fraser
Professor of Sustainability and Leadership
Manchester Metropolitan University
Jamie Agombar photo
Jamie Agombar
Executive Director
Students Organising for Sustainability (SoS)
Professor Joy Carter photo
Professor Joy Carter
Vice-Chancellor, University of Winchester and GuildHE Representative
The Climate Commission for UK Higher and Further Education Leaders

Other Speakers

Katie Ridley photo
Katie Ridley
Sustainability Adviser
Northumbria University
Charmaine Morrell photo
Charmaine Morrell
Sustainable Development Manager
Nottingham Trent University
Representative photo
Representative
National Union of Students (NUS)
Claire Roxburgh photo
Claire Roxburgh
Energy and Environmental Manager
University of the West of Scotland
Joseph Alcamo photo
Joseph Alcamo
Director, Sussex Sustainability Research Programme (SSRP)
University of Sussex
Dr Tammi Sinha photo
Dr Tammi Sinha
Director
Climate Action Centre, University of Winchester

Agenda

9:00 am
Online Login and Registration

Throughout the Conference you will be able to make use of:

  • Match making networking and live delegate meet ups
  • Replay functions so you never miss a session
  • Live chat, questioning and polling tools
  • Real time resources and presentations
  • A next generation conference engagement platform
9:25 am
Your Tour of the Online Conference Platform

Before proceedings get underway, this short explainer session will explore how you can get the most out of our new next generation Conference platform.

Our IG Higher Education Team will run through how to make virtual connections, creating networking meet ups, accessing content on demand and how to use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools.

9:30 am
Chair’s Welcome Address
Katie Ridley
Katie Ridley
Sustainability Adviser
Northumbria University
Confirmed
9:40 am
Keynote: Ensuring Sustainable Leadership and Governance
  • Exploring how to develop a culture of sustainable leadership and governance within higher education so that institutions behave in a socially responsible and sustainable manner
  • Assessing the targets and frameworks that will need to be met by universities to build sustainable institutions
  • Understanding how organisational structures and strategies can help in delivering more sustainable institutions
Professor Janet Haddock-Fraser
Professor Janet Haddock-Fraser
Professor of Sustainability and Leadership
Manchester Metropolitan University
Confirmed
10:00 am
Case Study: Developing an Outstanding Sustainable Leadership Team
  • Sharing how to effectively develop and deliver a sustainable governance model
  • Exploring the Nottingham Trent University Sustainable Development and Green Academy Teams, which work in partnership with departments across the university to embed sustainability
  • Understanding how to embed institution-wide sustainability, with governor and executive-level focus
  • Embedding sustainability as part of the university strategy by including an ‘Embracing Sustainability’ strategy strand

Finalist of Outstanding Leadership Team of the Year Green Gown Awards 2019

Charmaine Morrell
Charmaine Morrell
Sustainable Development Manager
Nottingham Trent University
Confirmed
10:20 am
Case Study: Delivering a Sustainability Strategy Which Supports the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals
  • Sharing the journey of environmental sustainability at the University of Manchester introducing the new framework that embeds the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Exploring the impact of this policy on ensuring sustainable research, teaching, operation, engagement and people
  • Discovering how the University of Manchester has been able to become one of the most sustainable universities in the UK through team engagement and sustainability programmes
  • Outlining how the strategy seeks to make a difference to society and the environment by highlighting social responsibility as a goal

The University of Manchester is ranked 3rd in the World and 1st in the UK in the University Impact Rankings 2019

Emma Gardner
Emma Gardner
Head of Environment Sustainability
University of Manchester
Invited
10:40 am
Interactive Questions, Ideas and Polling Session

Use our Conference platform to pose your live questions to speakers, share your ideas with fellow delegates via our chat function and participate in our new session polling.

11:00 am
Break, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections and tour our real-time resources and content.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

11:20 am
Keynote: Developing a Strategic Framework for Sustainability in Higher Education
  • Outlining how the formation of The Climate Commission for UK Higher and Further Education Leaders will create a clear, cohesive and consistent response to the government’s declared Climate and Environment Emergency
  • Sharing the development of a strategic framework for higher education institutions which will set out ambitious targets and proposal to ensure progress towards sustainability
  • Working in collaboration with other institutions and top academics and researchers to use existing good practice to embed sustainability across the higher education sector
Professor Joy Carter
Professor Joy Carter
Vice-Chancellor, University of Winchester and GuildHE Representative
The Climate Commission for UK Higher and Further Education Leaders
Confirmed
11:40 am
Keynote: Students Organising for Sustainability – A Strategic Overview
  • Exploring the landscape of sustainability in higher education and the main challenges faced in creating institutions fit for the future
  • Sharing the aims of SOS-UK to harness the desire of students and young people to respond to the climate emergency and make a real difference now
  • Outlining the three core workstreams and areas of focus for SOS-UK: Students leading on and learning about sustainability, transforming education and making sustainability inclusive
  • Working in partnership with NUS to deliver its sustainability programmes including: Student Switch Off, Green Impact and Divest-Invest
Jamie Agombar
Jamie Agombar
Executive Director
Students Organising for Sustainability (SoS)
Confirmed
12:00 pm
Student Voice: Sharing the Students Perspective on Sustainability in Higher Education
  • Outlining the important part that students play in supporting the sustainability of higher education institutions
  • Discussing how sustainability can be embedded in the curriculum to support student learning during their time at university
  • Exploring how students and leadership in higher education can work in partnership to raise awareness and respond to the climate emergency
Representative
Representative
National Union of Students (NUS)
Confirmed
12:20 pm
Interactive Questions, Ideas and Polling Session

Use our Conference platform to pose your live questions to speakers, share your ideas with fellow delegates via our chat function and participate in our new session polling.

12:40 pm
Break, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections and tour our real-time resources and content.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

1:40 pm
Panel Discussion: The Next Steps in Developing a Sustainable Campus and Estate
  • Sharing best practice insights for designing, building and operating sustainable campuses through energy efficiency, waste reduction and space optimisation
  • Outlining key advancements across the sector in reducing the carbon footprint of higher education institutions and key ingredient required within a university for making step changes in sustainability performance
  • Exploring innovative ways for modernising university campuses in order to build sustainable campuses of the future
  • Developing a sustainable estates and campus strategy in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, net zero legislation and the need for urgency
Claire Roxburgh
Claire Roxburgh
Energy and Environmental Manager
University of the West of Scotland
Confirmed
Richard Jackson
Richard Jackson
Director of Sustainability
University College London (UCL)
Invited
Phil Hunt
Phil Hunt
Head of Sustainability, Utilities and Engineering
University of East Anglia
Invited
2:30 pm
Break, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections and tour our real-time resources and content.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

2:50 pm
Case Study: Sustainability Research: An Essential Part of Higher Education
  • Sharing the goals and mission of the Sussex Sustainability Research Programme in becoming a key global centre for delivering ‘Science for the SDGs’
  • Exploring some of the 20 interdisciplinary research projects which address and examine the interactions between the sustainable development goals
  • Outlining how sustainable research can create wide social impact by influencing policy and stimulating action
Joseph Alcamo
Joseph Alcamo
Director, Sussex Sustainability Research Programme (SSRP)
University of Sussex
Confirmed
3:10 pm
Workshop: Harmony in Education, Embedding Sustainability in the Curriculum
  • Understand how to embed sustainability within learning and the curriculum
  • Sharing effective strategies for raising awareness of climate change education to ensure it’s considered part of the university and student experience
  • Exploring how the Centre for Climate Action aims to be a home for action on climate change education at the University of Winchester and sharing best practice examples of collaborative interdisciplinary working
Dr Tammi Sinha
Dr Tammi Sinha
Director
Climate Action Centre, University of Winchester
Confirmed
3:40 pm
Interactive Questions, Ideas and Polling Session

Use our Conference platform to pose your live questions to speakers, share your ideas with fellow delegates via our chat function and participate in our new session polling.

4:00 pm
Conference Close, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

The Conference concludes at 4pm.

You will still have the opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections and tour our real-time resources and content.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

Audience

This Forum is specifically designed for the Higher Education Sector including:

  • Heads of Environment and Sustainability
  • Director of Estates
  • Professors
  • Directors of Energy
  • Heads of Campus Services
  • Pro Vice-Chancellors
  • Sustainability Officers
  • Directors of Strategy and Planning
  • Heads of Governance and Assurance
  • Heads of Business Development
  • Sustainability Lecturers
  • Research Fellows

Pricing

  • Online Conference Rate (Public & Voluntary Sector)
    £295 + VAT
  • Online Conference Rate (Private Sector)
    £395 + VAT
For group discounts and enquiries about your registration please contact us on 020 3770 6580 or enquiries@insidegovernment.co.uk