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...
RCE Severn presents at RCE Europe conference

RCE Severn presents at RCE Europe conference

Dr Alex Ryan – Director of Sustainability, and Miriam Webb – Sustainability Engagement Manager joined 12 RCEs from 10 countries across Europe to share curriculum development and community collaboration projects for sustainability at the RCE Europe conference in...
Sustainability Staff Awards Results

Sustainability Staff Awards Results

We are incredibly proud of the changes being led by our academic teams and professional services departments to deliver our sustainability goals. The Sustainability Award category in the University’s Staff Awards recognises colleagues whose contributions are making...
Annual Sustainability Report 2017-2018 released

Annual Sustainability Report 2017-2018 released

Annual Sustainability Report 2017-2018 released The University’s Annual Sustainability Report for 2017-2018 has now been published following approval by UEC and Council. It shows our performance against the targets we have set for limiting our negative impacts as well...
Radical Sustainability Masterclass

Radical Sustainability Masterclass

Radical Sustainability Masterclass In 2019 the University hosted an exclusive event to advance sustainability as critical to the future of business in partnership with Interface, corporate sustainability pioneers who placed 3rd in the 2018 Globescan sustainability...
Live Smart – helping students to travel smarter

Live Smart – helping students to travel smarter

Live Smart – helping students to travel smarter The first theme of our new Live Smart programme aimed to help students travel smarter – improving wellbeing, saving money and reducing the University’s scope 3 carbon emissions. The theme ran through October in tandem...
PAID STUDENT PROJECT OPPORTUNITIES

PAID STUDENT PROJECT OPPORTUNITIES

PAID STUDENT PROJECT OPPORTUNITIES Be part of a team to develop and deliver a new project that benefits students and makes a difference to the local and global community We have 4 exciting new paid opportunities to join the Live Smart team – closing date 9am...
University into the Green Gown finals

University into the Green Gown finals

University into the Green Gown finals The University has been shortlisted for both its submissions to this year’s UK Green Gown Awards. The awards recognise sustainability excellence in further and higher education institutions across a range of categories and are...
Sustainability Service Awards 2018

Sustainability Service Awards 2018

Sustainability Service Awards 2018 We are pleased to share news of the Sustainability Service Awards for 2018, made to colleagues nominated by Heads of School and Heads of Department, for their notable contributions to sustainability at the University. Four awards...
Edible Garden 10th birthday celebrations

Edible Garden 10th birthday celebrations

Edible Garden 10th birthday celebrations Happy 10th Birthday, FCH Edible Garden! Such a pleasure to celebrate with you today and present an award to St Paul’s Road Area Residents Association – SPRA for their long dedication to this community-University...
Awards success for sustainability staff and students

Awards success for sustainability staff and students

Awards success for sustainability staff and students The Sustainability Team was pleased to win Outstanding Team at the University of Gloucestershire staff awards at the end of May. Praised for our collaboration, it’s a real pleasure to work with such a range of...
RCE Severn Forum – Local Action for the Global Goals

RCE Severn Forum – Local Action for the Global Goals

RCE Severn Forum – Local Action for the Global Goals The challenges that face the RCE Severn region in the next few decades also bring opportunities to advance on sustainability. You are warmly invited to join our RCE Severn Forum to explore how we can improve...
University commits to divest from fossil fuels

University commits to divest from fossil fuels

University commits to divest from fossil fuels The University has taken the decision to fully divest from fossil fuel extraction companies with immediate effect. It follows a review of the University’s Ethical Investment Policy, concerns of staff and students and a...