CSR Virtual Open Day

Learn how the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility is utilising virtual reality to con connect with prospective student. Their Virtual Open Day will enable the department to connect with more students, even though they are unable to attend open day events. The virtual open day will be held on the 28 February 2015. Paul Caulfield, …

Environmental Sustainability Project Management NAA Module – is it for you?

Environmental sustainability is becoming more prevalent and gaining importance within the workplace. Do you want to gain some vital experience in this area and prepare yourself for your next step? The University of Nottingham is one of the “greenest” universities in the world, and so are in a perfect position to help provide an excellent advantage …

Towards a Sustainable Ningbo

I made my first visit to Ningbo, and to China, in early June with a view to understanding the challenges and opportunities to achieve a sustainable campus. Of course, there are different challenges in China – but exciting ones. For a start, the climate in Ningbo is one of extremes. It’s not unusual for temperatures …

New guidance for Education in Sustainable Development

New guidance from the QAA and HEA on Sustainability in Higher Education In June 2014, the Quality Assurance Agency and the Higher Education Academy publishes Education for sustainable development: Guidance for UK higher education providers. This is a breakthrough document signalling the increasing imperative for universities to proactively support the learning of their students (and …

Sustainability – 2020 Vision

The University is currently developing its strategic plan, looking ahead to the period 2015 – 2020, so it’s right that we refresh the University’s environment strategy and consider the wider sustainability issues we face in 2014. The University published its current Environment Strategy in 2010 and has been acknowledged as broad, ambitious and setting out an …

First impressions

Andy Nolan, who joined The University of Nottingham in December to take up the role of Director of Sustainability, shares his thoughts on his first few days. First and foremost, it’s great to join such a great University and to lead the development of its ambitious sustainability programme. That was a huge attraction for me, given the …

Putting the Vice-Chancellor in the Hot Seat!

Tuesday 4 June 2013 10am UK time / 5pm China and Malaysia time Vice-Chancellor Professor David Greenaway is set to hold a webinar to discuss the University’s approach to sustainability on Moodle. Hosted ‘in the NOOC’ – the Perspectives on Sustainability open module – this is your chance to meet the man who leads the University, …

And the award goes to…

Sarah Speight, Academic Director of the Nottingham Advantage Award and Chair of the Grand Challenge on Education for Sustainable Development, shares her highlights of an evening at the Green Gown Awards. Sustainability is certainly not about winning awards, but it does help!  Earlier this week Nottingham came away from the Green Gown Awards 2012 with a ‘Highly …