A Whole University Approach
Gavin Lee, Deputy Head of Policy & Planning, University of StirlingGavin outlined the university-wide commitment and structure for supporting sustainability. His talk included details of the Stirling Project - a wide-ranging project being led from Senior Management to coordinate activity on sustainability and to celebrate and enhance the campus and staff and student experience. Supported by a Graduate Trainee (Ambitious Futures), Policy and Planning led an institution-wide project on sustainability focussing on four key areas: sustainable travel, sustainable curriculum, sustainable procurement and communications, which will be outlined. The presentation concluded with details of the university's next steps towards sustainability.
Our Sustainable Journey
Audrey-Clare Burns, Chief Executive, Students' Union, University of Stirling
Lea Barbett, Environment and Ethics Officer (student), Students' Union, University of Stirling
Matt Woodthorpe, Environmental Projects Coordinator (staff), Students' Union, University of Stirling
The presentation from the Students' Union sustainability team at the University of Stirling outlined their journey from 2012 to 2017, including the funding received, projects undertaken, outputs and impacts (including carbon savings), challenges and lessons learned, and key achievements. They finished with a discussion of future plans for the SU.
Development of Residences
Guy Hickman, Head of Estates Development, University of Stirling
Guy described how the delivery of the recent residences development considered the wider campus picture. His presentation began with an introduction to the Residences Neighbourhood on the Campus and the need for development, and move on to outline work undertaken to understand the market, do the consultation, and develop the brief. He finished with a discussion of how the project was integrated with the Campus and its infrastructure, and the contribution of this project to the Stirling Project.
Delivering Low Carbon Infrastructure
Lewis Matthews, Senior Maintenance Manager, University of Stirling
Overview of the University of Stirling’s investment in new infrastructure to support sustainability and reduce its carbon footprint including the installation, challenges and benefits of a combined heating and power plant. The presentation covered project planning, funding, implementation and maintenance.
Q&A Session and Airthrey Loch Biodiversity Tour
Tour: Jacqueline McKenna, Ground Maintenance Manager, University of Stirling
Jacqueline led a tour of the campus and discussion on maintaining and enhancing the biodiversity of the University campus, the challenges of managing a 17 acre loch affected by blue/green algae and the restoration of the historical parkland, a Thomas White designed landscape.