Overview

16 Sep, 20208:45 am-4:20 pm

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.

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

Key Speakers

Professor Janet Haddock-Fraser photo
Professor Janet Haddock-Fraser
Professor of Sustainability and Leadership, Manchester Metropolitan University, Chair of Trustees
EAUC
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

8:45 am
Registration, Refreshments and Networking
9:30 am
Chair’s Welcome Address
Katie Ridley
Katie Ridley
Sustainability Adviser
Northumbria University
Invited
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, Chair of Trustees
EAUC
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
Questions and Answers Session
11:00 am
Refreshments and Networking
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
Questions and Answers Session
12:40 pm
Lunch and Networking
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
2:20 pm
Case Study: Partnership in Designing and Creating Sustainable Buildings
  • Sharing the collaborative design and development of the Urban Sciences Building at Newcastle University and its commitment to sustainability
  • Introducing the “Building as a Lab”, and the Urban Observatory
  • Exploring the bespoke sustainability framework developed during design
  • Outlining how investment in technology has helped to lay foundations for a sustainable future for the building and its district
Representative
Representative
Newcastle University
Invited
2:40 pm
Questions and Answers Session
2:50 pm
Refreshments and Networking
3:10 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
3:30 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
4:00 pm
Questions and Answers
4:20 pm
Chair's Summary and Close

*Programme subject to change

Pricing

  • Public Sector
    £395 + VAT
  • Voluntary Sector
    £325 + VAT
  • Private Sector
    £595 + VAT
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