NEWS & EVENTS

Projects Highly commended at UK Green Gown Awards

Great result at last night’s Green Gown Awards with 2 of our finalists highly commended. Huge congratulations to: Robin Hare, Procurement and Contracts Manager, for leading the sustainable procurement initiative that has raised the stakes to improve our supply chain,...

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Travel survey winners announced

Thank you to everyone who completed the recent travel survey and congratulations to our 6 lucky winners! Staff First prize (winner of an Ipad) - Richard Leatherdale based at Pittville Second prize (winner of £100 BaxterStorey voucher) - Lorraine Dixon based at FCH...

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University shortlisted for 3 national Green Gown awards

We are delighted to announce the University has been shortlisted in all 3 categories entered for the UK Green Gown Awards this year: Facilities and Services – Sustainable Procurement project – Robin Hare and Sustainability Team Sustainability Champion – Dr Michelle...

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Thanks for joining Go Green Week

NEWS & EVENTS We celebrated national Go Green Week with a series of fun, participatory events for staff and students. Activities connected with a different theme each day, and our social media channels showcased sustainability practice and education projects,...

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“Changing Communities – Changing Perceptions”

NEWS & EVENTS Photojournalism and Documentary Photography students showcased their work throughout June in an exhibition at Leisure At in Cheltenham. The exhibition explored the theme of migration, challenging assumptions and strengthening communities. The...

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Civic Day celebrations of the Cheltenham Lower High Street

NEWS & EVENTS Our Learning Innovation for Tomorrow (LIFT) project in the Department of History has been examining the history of the Lower High Street area in Cheltenham by analyzing themes of identity, community and heritage. The aim was to create a wider...

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Thread Counts Launch

NEWS & EVENTS Our new project, Thread Counts launched in April 2017, with a shared vision to inform, engage, inspire and innovate, promoting ethical design and responsible business with students and in the community. Supported by the University’s...

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Regeneration Repair Café turns 1 year old!

NEWS & EVENTS Happy 1st Birthday to our Regeneration Repair Café! Over the last year over 300 items have been repaired, given a new lease of life and diverted from landfill. Congratulations to Dr Michelle Williams, Product Design Course leader; and our...

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Student Switch Off

NEWS & EVENTS Massive congratulations to all of our students living in halls of residence who participated in our energy saving competition this academic year, and helped achieve a 4.8% reduction in electricity usage and costs compared to the baseline...

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1st class green league

NEWS & EVENTS The University has once again received First Class Honours in the results of the 2016 People & Planet University League. We ranked joint 8th overall out of 150 UK higher education institutions for our sustainability performance and...

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European collaborative project on education practice

NEWS & EVENTS UE4SD developed an active network of 53 partners across the European region to develop an expert group focused on advancing the professional development of academics in sustainability. UE4SD has supported the growth of Education for...

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University highlighted in new sector research paper

NEWS & EVENTS The University of Gloucestershire features in a new research paper by the Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges (EAUC) looking at a whole-institution approach to sustainability. The paper called ‘Next Generation...

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Staff and Student Travel Survey to launch in September

NEWS & EVENTS With an expanding estate, we want to find out how staff and students travel, and what would encourage them to use smart travel alternatives like walking, cycling, using the bus or car sharing. All students and staff will be invited to...

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Students as producers: Co-creating future learning

NEWS & EVENTS We were delighted to recently welcome Professor Mike Neary from the University of Lincoln to provide a seminar and workshop on the co-creation of learning experiences. Mike is known for his 'Students and Producers' initiative, and leads...

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LIFT projects feature in Sustainability Showcase

NEWS & EVENTS As part of the University Festival, this year’s Sustainability Showcase celebrated the new round of LIFT: Learning Innovation for Tomorrow Projects. LIFT is the University’s pedagogical innovation programme, led by the Sustainability Team...

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Sustainability Service Awards 2017

NEWS & EVENTS At our showcase event we presented Sustainability Service Awards to two colleagues who were nominated by their heads of department for contributing significantly to the sustainability programme: Andy Simpson (professional services) Dr...

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Sustainability Strategy 2017-2022

NEWS & EVENTS The new Sustainability Strategy 2017-2022 was released at the Sustainability Showcase event during the University Festival. Its direction and goals are aligned with the Strategic Plan 2017-2022 which has sustainability as one of the six...

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