EfS summer methodology workshop

EfS summer methodology workshop

In July we hosted partners from University of the Arts London (UAL) and King’s College London (KCL) for a productive two day immersive methodology workshop at University of Gloucestershire (UOG) for our pioneering project ‘Students driving curriculum quality for...
New heating will save 260 tonnes CO2 emissions every year

New heating will save 260 tonnes CO2 emissions every year

As part of our strategy to cut carbon emissions and be Net Zero by 2030, the University has carried out work this year at FCH and Oxstalls to slash the amount of carbon associated with heating our campuses.  Having secured a £1.2 million grant from the Salix Public...
We’re on the new Fairtrade standard!

We’re on the new Fairtrade standard!

This month the University of Gloucestershire and Students’ Union have been accredited to the new Fairtrade University award. We gained an extra one-star bonus, recognising our significant efforts to embed policies that ensure trade justice and ethical procurement and...
Sustainability Staff Award 2022

Sustainability Staff Award 2022

Staff throughout the University of Gloucestershire are leading sustainability change through action, research, education and practice. We’re always so pleased to celebrate and shine a light on the many achievements of our colleagues. The sustainability award...
Landmark ESG finance deal for City Campus

Landmark ESG finance deal for City Campus

University of Gloucestershire is one of the first universities in the UK to secure funding linked to our commitment to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals. The University has secured £29million in ESG linked loans from Barclays that will contribute to...
Sustainability Student Award 2022

Sustainability Student Award 2022

We are inspired and so proud to see the sustainability changes being led at University of Gloucestershire by our students and each year we celebrate them at the annual Students’ Union Gnomie Awards. The Green Gnome in the SU student awards recognises all round...
A prosperous year for the FCH Edible Garden

A prosperous year for the FCH Edible Garden

The Edible Garden at FCH Campus is a hidden gem; it’s an oasis for students and members of our local community to come together, connect with nature, and grow and harvest crops at relaxed weekly gardening sessions. This year has been prosperous for the Edible...
Our Annual Sustainability Report 2020-2021 is out!

Our Annual Sustainability Report 2020-2021 is out!

Staff and students at the University of Gloucestershire are making waves in sustainability and pioneering for change – and we’re excited to share them in our latest Annual Sustainability Report 2020-2021.  Sharing performance metrics and celebrating some of our many...
QAA student board advises EfS project

QAA student board advises EfS project

As part of the launch for our QAA-funded collaborative project ‘Students driving curriculum quality for Sustainability’, the UOG team met with the QAA Strategic Student Advisory Committee.  The project purpose is to ensure student views on the depth and quality of...
Student led tree-planting to improve biodiversity

Student led tree-planting to improve biodiversity

Student-led action has resulted in an ecological boost to University of Gloucestershire campuses with 105 native trees planted.  Third-year Geography student, Will Weaving, has a great love of nature and trees and was motivated to graduate this summer leaving a legacy...
Our 2021-22 Travel Survey Winners

Our 2021-22 Travel Survey Winners

Thank you to everyone who completed our 2021-22 Travel Survey. We are delighted to announce the winners of our prize draw as below, along with details of their prizes. Students 1st – Caitlin Blue (iPad) 2nd – Haleemah Jamil (£100 Ethical Superstore...
Empowering ChangeMakers across Cheltenham

Empowering ChangeMakers across Cheltenham

In a new collaborative project, we’ve teamed up with the University’s School of Education and Cheltenham Education Partnership (CEP) to deliver a transformative and inspiring event that will support sustainability action and learning across 10 secondary schools in...
How are universities addressing the climate emergency?

How are universities addressing the climate emergency?

Universities have a critical role in tackling the climate emergency, having led pioneering research into the causes and effects of climate change, sharing expertise with government, businesses and local communities. This month, ahead of COP26, Universities UK (UUK)...
Staff and Student Awards Results!

Staff and Student Awards Results!

Staff and Student Awards Results! We are incredibly proud of the sustainability changes being led by our staff and students across the University and always enjoy celebrating these at the annual staff and student awards. Staff winners The sustainability award category...
Annual Sustainability Report published for 2019-2020

Annual Sustainability Report published for 2019-2020

Annual Sustainability Report published for 2019-2020 We’re proud to release our Annual Sustainability Report for 2019-2020 which shares performance and celebrates achievements, across all aspects of sustainability in the life of our university. This is the 4th report...
UOG Wins at the Green Gown Awards

UOG Wins at the Green Gown Awards

UOG Wins at the Green Gown Awards A project aimed at putting sustainability at the heart of the curriculum, that reached thousands of teachers throughout Europe, secured award success for the University of Gloucestershire last night (24 March) at the ‘Green Gown...
Travel Survey winners announced

Travel Survey winners announced

Travel Survey winners announced Thank you to everyone who completed the recent travel survey and congratulations to our 6 lucky winners! Staff First prize Atique Miah (winner of an iPad) –based at Park and Oxstalls Second prize (winner of £100 Ethical Store voucher) –...
#futuregen: Chancellor’s Lecture with Jane Davidson

#futuregen: Chancellor’s Lecture with Jane Davidson

#futuregen: Chancellor’s Lecture with Jane Davidson “This is the most significant decade in our lifetimes.” But how can we become part of the solution to climate change, and not the problem? In uncertain times, Dr Jane Davidson explored how we all have our part to...
University win at the Northern Marketing Awards

University win at the Northern Marketing Awards

University win at the Northern Marketing Awards The University of Gloucestershire and our creative partner Waterfall have been awarded Best Green/Sustainable Campaign at the Northern Marketing Awards 2020 for our Who Cares? campaign​. Judges described the campaign as...
Mission Net Zero: delivering positive climate action

Mission Net Zero: delivering positive climate action

Mission Net Zero: delivering positive climate action The 2019 Environment Bill has focused minds on the ambition for ‘Net Zero’ carbon reduction that covers all our direct and indirect emissions. The Net Zero challenge is complex and requires fundamental adaptation...
Oxstalls Biodiversity Project wins award

Oxstalls Biodiversity Project wins award

Oxstalls Biodiversity Project wins award The Oxstalls biodiversity project partially-funded by the European Regional Development Fund has won a ‘nature-based solutions’ award from the Countryside Charity Gloucestershire (CPRE). The joint award is between the...
Get involved in our community gardens and growing spaces

Get involved in our community gardens and growing spaces

Get involved in our community gardens and growing spaces With ‘active gardening’ shown to reduce anxiety by 26% and ‘connecting with nature’ resulting in 30% more people reporting their health as ‘excellent’; getting involved in our campus community gardens and...
Question the professional – Facebook live series

Question the professional – Facebook live series

Question the professional – Facebook live series As society attempts to re-build for a greener, fairer, more resilient economy, professional skills in sustainability are more important than ever in all career choices. We know it can be hard to understand what...
FCH Edible Garden flourishes through lockdown

FCH Edible Garden flourishes through lockdown

FCH Edible Garden flourishes through lockdown Hidden behind Shaftesbury Hall at FCH, the Edible Garden provides an oasis for staff, students and the local community to grow food and work collaboratively for sustainability and wellbeing. Last year with the funding and...
Sustainability Staff Award

Sustainability Staff Award

Sustainability Staff Award The Sustainability Award category in the University’s Staff Awards recognises colleagues whose contributions are making the university an innovative environment for learning, collaboration and practice in sustainability The following staff...
Annual Sustainability Report 2018-2019

Annual Sustainability Report 2018-2019

Annual Sustainability Report 2018-2019 We’re proud to release the Annual Sustainability Report for 2018-2019 which shares performance and celebrates achievements, across all aspects of sustainability in the life of our university. This year’s report is our first...
Miriam Webb recognised as Young Sustainability Talent

Miriam Webb recognised as Young Sustainability Talent

Miriam Webb recognised as Young Sustainability Talent We’re proud to share news that Miriam Webb, Sustainability Engagement Manager, has been chosen from hundreds of nominees as one of the ‘30 under 30’ sustainability leaders to watch for 2020, through Edie corporate...
Partnerships for sustainability

Partnerships for sustainability

Partnerships are key to building a better and more prosperous future for all people and our planet (UN Global Goal 17). At UoG we host RCE Severn – one of the Regional Centres of Expertise in Sustainability Education – a global network co-ordinated through the...
UoG and Climate Change

UoG and Climate Change

The climate agenda is rising fast with the recent youth-led action, as well as declarations, targets and plans emerging from governments, businesses and organisations in all sectors. In our sector, we are seeing an increasing momentum for universities to take more...
Travel Survey winners announced

Travel Survey winners announced

Thank you to everyone who completed the recent travel survey and congratulations to our 6 lucky winners! Staff First prize Anton Brady (winner of an iPad) –based at Park Second prize (winner of £100 BaxterStorey voucher) – Anne Dawson based at Park Third Prize (winner...