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CPD training and events

One of the most important ways the EAUC supports our Members and the wider UK tertiary education sector is by providing a comprehensive events and training programme and an Annual Conference.

We offer a number of webinars and face to face training events. If we aren't running the event you need, contact us as we can run a number of on-demand events to suit your needs.

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Introduction to sustainability elearning module

Date To Be Confirmed

Location: EAUC Member only resource

How to request the module You need to be logged in to access the module. Select this free package and complete the 'purchase' in the shop. Please...

Green Gown Awards 2015 - Sponsorship Opportunities

12 March 2015 - 26 November 2015

Celebrating their 11th year, the Green Gown Awards are firmly established as the most prestigious recognition of sustainability excellence in the further and hi...

EAUC North-West Regional Group Meeting

8 July 2015
13:00 - 16:00

Location: Liverpool John Moores University

This is a summer term meeting for the North West Regional Group, any members in the region are welcome to join.  If you would like to attend, please boo...

Advanced Waste Smart Training - Glasgow

21 July 2015
09:00 - 17:00

Location: Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA

This full day course is an Advanced CIWM Waste Smart Training, run by the EAUC in collaboration with trainer Dr. Ann Galbraith who has over over 40...

Upcoming Webinars

These are webinars that are coming soon.

Sustainability through salary sacrifice cars: A valued benefit for employees

First Broadcast 8 July 2015 12:00 - 13:00

Location: Webinar via Webex

LiFE Priority Area: Travel and Transport • Join Tusker on the road to driving down emissions with salary sacrifice cars • Learn just how sustainab...

Engaging online audiences: Tweeting in the Dawn Chorus

First Broadcast 29 July 2015 12:00 - 13:00

Location: Webinar via Webex

LiFE Priority Area: Staff Engagement and Human Resources & Student Engagement An hour with the University of Leicester Environment Team on their ex...

How MMU successfully use Social Media to engage staff and students (EAUC Webinar)

First Broadcast 2 September 2015 12:00 - 13:00

Location: Webinar via Webex

LiFE Frameworks: Student Engagement & Staff Engagement and Human Resources In this webinar the Sustainability Team at Manchester Metropolitan Unive...

eCycle: an Electrically Assisted Shared Bicycles scheme ('exchange' webinar)

First Broadcast 7 October 2015 12:00 - 13:00

Location: Webinar via Webex

LiFE Frameworks: Travel and Transport This webinar will divulge into the collaborative project involving six FHE’s in and around Edinburgh. Development...

Not Too Many Irons in the Fire creative approaches to saving energy

First Broadcast 14 October 2015 12:00 - 13:00

Location: Webinar via Webex

LiFE Framework: Learning and Teaching Industrial irons are frequently used by students and then left on, wasting up 400 kWh per year. LCF raised awarene...

Ongoing/Past Webinars

These are webinars that have been broadcast. They may represent an ongoing series of webinars or are still available to view.

Partnerships and Engagement - webinar series

Location: Recorded webinars

A comprehensive recorded webinar series exploring the mutual benefits of partnerships, delivered by Jimmy Brannigan, Director of ESD Consulting Ltd. Partners...

CICS Webinar - ‘ISO 50001 - Implementing an Energy Management System - Why and How?’

Missed the webinar – click here to view the recording  CICS, a management systems certification and sustainability assurance provider, will be hosti...

Environmental values of green walls (exchange)

Location: Webinar via Webex

A short talk on the environmental values of urban green walls focusing on the animal biodiversity, air quality (PM pollution), building insulation (thermal, noi...

Effective environmental reporting (exchange)

Location: Webinar via Webex

This webinar covered some of the issues associated with the gathering of environmental performance data as well as the communication of this information to a nu...

Exploring barriers and motivations to change (exchange)

Location: Webinar via WebEx

A short talk which explored the barriers/motivations to change and the importance of understanding the target audience before embarking on any sustainability be...

Fresh thinking - Food sustainability (exchange)

Location: Webinar via WebEx

A short talk which looked to explore the complex and diverse subject area of sustainable food. Key areas which were explored: • Food sustainabilit...

Paper utility: the quickest way to paper efficiency (exchange)

Location: Webinar via WebEx

Overview You know you need to use less paper, but where do you start? Paper is used for so many different purposes it can be baffling to know where you will ge...

Paper Versus Digital (exchange)

Location: Webinar via WebEx

Overview To reduce the environmental and social impacts and financial costs of paper, many organisations are looking at digital delivery of information. A hu...

Behaviour Change in Carbon Management Plans (exchange)

Location: Webinar via WebEx

LiFE Framework: Utilities The creation of an ambitious carbon management plan is reliant on the implementation of innovative behavioural change approaches. ...

The Sustainable University (exchange)

Location: Webinar via WebEx

LiFE Framework: Learning and Teaching Towards the sustainable university This webinar was based on a new book ‘The Sustainable University – pro...

Paper efficiency in packaging (exchange)

Location: Webinar via WebEx

Overview In Europe, packaging accounts for almost half of all paper and board use. Some of this provides vital functions of protecting goods from damage and ex...

How to influence behaviours using the ISM model (exchange)

Location: Webinar via WebEx

LiFE Framework: Staff engagement and human resources In order to successfully influence the way people behave, it is crucial to recognise that all our behav...

Interactive Biodiversity Index (exchange)

Location: Webinar via Webex

LiFE Framework: Biodiversity A short webinar demonstrating how this practical tool from the University of Northampton can help improve biodiversity on your ...

10 things I learned integrating a higher education recycling system (exchange)

Location: Webinar via WebEx

LiFE Framework: Resource efficiency and waste A short webinar exploring the experiences of a Waste Manager whose success has led to an increased recycling r...

Going the extra Mile: sustainable community engagement (exchange)

Location: ‘Webinar via WebEx’

LiFE Framework: Community and Public Engagement A short webinar focusing on De Montfort University’s Square Mile project. David Hollis, the Operations ...

Staying inspired in challenging times (exchange)

Location: Webinar via Webex

LiFE Framework: Learning, Teaching and Research Speaker: Kirsti Norris  The role of the sustainability practitioner, champion, change agent or leader...

"How we achieved a Silver Catering Mark" - Nottingham Trent University (exchange)

Location: Webinar via Webex

A short webinar in which Nottingham Trent University’s Executive Chef, Ivan Hopkins, will talk through how he and his team achieved a Silver Catering Mark...

Eat Your Campus (exchange)

Location: Webinar via Webex

Eat your campus - a project to develop Loughborough University as an edible landscape LiFE Framework: Partnership and Engagement  Speakers: Jo Shield...

Managing Supplier Risk through Sustainability (exchange)

Location: Webinar via Webex

LiFE Framework: Procurement and Supplier Engagement  Speaker: Andrew Douglas,  University of the West of England In April this year CIPS Su...

Lifting the lid: Get students recycling - brought to you by SITA UK

Location: Webinar

With new regulation affecting higher education establishments, waste management and recycling practices have never been more important to the higher education s...

Jisc 1: Engaging users

Location: Webinar via Webex

One approach to reduce an organisation’s energy use is to engage your staff and students in these efforts. Many institutions have invested in energy dashb...

Jisc 2: Improving energy efficiency in your data centre

Location: Webinar via Webex

*Please note that the original date of the 11 December has now changed to the 27 November* Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Data centres and the high ...

Jisc 3: Reduce travel through video conferencing and hybrid events

Location: Webinar via Webex

One of the major sources of institutional carbon footprints is that arising from travel. This includes both staff travel (between split sites, for example) staf...

Jisc 4: Efficient buildings

Location: Webinar via Webex

How does Green ICT help to make a building more energy efficient? In tackling the carbon and wider environmental impact of universities and colleges, the pl...

rootAbility: Advancing student-driven and staff-supported change towards sustainability (exchange)

Location: Webinar via Webex

Find out how to guarantee high-impact, quality student- driven and staff-supported sustainability projects within education, research, operations and communi...

Jisc 5: Reducing energy costs

Location: Webinar via Webex

At times of tightened budgets and ever increasing demand for IT services in universities and colleges, one area of cost that can and should be tackled is the co...

Successful ‘campus-style’ travel plans (EAUC Webinar)

Location: Webinar via Webex

LiFE Framework: Travel and Transport EAUC Competency Level: Starting Out/On the Road (What does this mean?) This is an EAUC Member only benefit A rev...

Socially responsible public procurement - how to move forwards as a sector (exchange)

Location: Webinar via Webex

LiFE Framework: Procurement and Supplier Engagement EAUC Competency Level: Starting Out/On the Road (what does this mean?) The HE sector is experimenting wi...

Taking fair trade further: the case of the University of Edinburgh (EAUC Webinar)

Location: Webinar via Webex

LiFE Framework: Procurement and Supplier Engagement EAUC Competency Level: Starting Out/On the Road (what does this mean?) Looking for "NUS Student...

How the ‘Renewable Heat Incentive’ can work for you (exchange)

Location: Webinar via Webex

LiFE Framework: Utilities EAUC Competency Level: Starting Out/On the Road (what does this mean?) What do you know about the Renewable Heat Incentive? Find o...

NUS Students' Green Fund: boosting employability skills

Location: WEBINAR VIA WEBEX

LiFE Framework: Student Engagement EAUC Competency Level: Starting Out/On the Road (what does this mean?) This is an EAUC Member only benefit Can sustaina...

Creating Green Graduates: Engaging students with sustainability in every step of their journey

Location: Webinar via Webex

LiFE Framework: Student Engagement  EAUC Competency Level: On the Road (what does this mean?) This is an EAUC Member only benefit This session wil...

Embedding ESD across the curriculum (Green Gown Awards Webinar)

Location: Webinar via Webex

LiFE Framework: Learning and Teaching EAUC Compentency Level: On the Road What does this mean? This webinar features two projects at different institutions,...

Sustainability in Research labs: Under looked but overtly necessary (EAUC Webinar)

Location: Webinar via Webex

LiFE Framework: Research EAUC Competency Level: On the Road (what does this mean?) This is an EAUC Member only benefit Often consuming three to five tim...

Engaging staff in social responsibility initiatives (Green Gown Awards Webinar)

Location: Webinar via Webex

LiFE Framework: Staff Engagement and Human Resources, Community and Public Engagement EAUC Compentency Level: Starting Out/ On the Road What does this mea...

How to Dress as a Rabbit to Win Awards (Green Gown Awards Webinar)

Location: Webinar via Webex

How to Dress as a Rabbit to Win Awards (Creating short Award Entry Films on a Shoestring) How to create a short film to accompany a Green Gown Award bid wit...

NUS Students’ Green Fund: working with the community

Location: Webinar via Webex

LiFE Framework: Student Engagement, Community and Public Engagement EAUC Competency Level: Starting Out/On the Road (what does this mean?) This is an EAUC ...

NUS Students' Green Fund: engaging academics

Location: Webinar via Webex

LiFE Framework: Student Engagement EAUC Competency Level: Starting Out/On the Road (what does this mean?) This is an EAUC Member only benefit 60% of stude...

Carbon Reporting - How was it for you?

Location: Webinar

Lucideon will be running a free webinar on Tuesday 7 October at 3pm (UK time) - ‘Carbon Reporting – How was it for you?'. "The focu...

NUS Students’ Green Fund: driving student engagement

Location: Webinar via Webex

LiFE Framework: Student Engagement EAUC Competency Level: Starting Out/On the Road (what does this mean?) This is an EAUC Member only benefit How can you ...

Preventing Food Waste = Reduced Costs (EAUC Webinar)

Location: Webinar via Webex

The amount of food being wasted by food service outlets is equivalent to 1 in 6 meals. Find out how to reduce food waste, its costs and your environmental im...

Salix College Energy Fund how to apply (exchange)

Location: Webinar via Webex

LiFE Framework: N/A EAUC Competency Level: Starting out / On the Road (what does this mean?) Salix hosted a webinar to introduce the Salix College En...

The only certification in the world of waste reduction (exchange webinar)

Location: Webinar via Webex

LiFE Framework: Resource Efficiency and Waste The Carbon Trust Standard for Waste publicly recognises your institution’s efforts in reducing ...

Embedding innovation, enterprise and the circular economy into teaching and learning (EAUC Webinar)

Location: Webinar via Webex

LiFE Frameworks: Resource efficiency and waste and Learning and teaching Today’s economic conditions require a change in perspective. An inno...

The transition to a circular economy: the case of Scotland (EAUC Webinar)

Location: Webinar via Webex

LiFE Framework:  Resource Efficiency and Waste  Scotland’s zero waste plans received a big boost after becoming the first nation to join the ...

Serving up Success: A guide to sustainable catering ('exchange' webinar)

Location: Webinar via Webex

LiFE Framework: Procurement and Supplier Engagement  Serving up Success: An overview of sustainable catering, including an introduction to the SRA&r...

Top Tips for Green Gown Awards Success

Join in this interactive webinar to learn how to make the most of your 2015 Green Gown Awards application. Get a range of tops tips for creating a successful ap...

Selling Sustainability to students: Online strategies for behaviour change

Location: Webinar via Webex

LiFE Framework: Student Engagement / Learning and Teaching  The University of Nottingham have been using online learning to increase the sustainab...

Brite Green carbon performance report: methodology update (EAUC Webinar)

Location: Webinar via Webex

LiFE Priority Area: Estates and Operations  Recently, the consultancy Brite Green published a Carbon Reduction League Table for English universities. R...

Embedding sustainability into an undergraduate curriculum at Plymouth (Green Gown Award Webinar)

Location: Webinar via Webex

LiFE Framework: Learning and Teaching  Embedding sustainability into an undergraduate curriculum at Plymouth University Sustainability has been em...

Other Events

'Embedding Sustainable Procurement' elearning course

Date To Be Confirmed

Revise has teamed up with SPCE to offer free Sustainable Procurement e-learning to the Higher Education sector. The e-learning course, ‘Embedding Susta...

Future Ready - Strategic Planning Course

25 March 2015 - 2 September 2015

Location: Bordeaux Quay, Bristol

A partnership between the Schumacher Institute, the Association of Sustainability Practitioners and Action for Sustainability Have you considered how m...

DECC Heat Pump Roadshows

16 June 2015 - 7 July 2015

Location: Various

DECC invites universities to heat pump roadshows The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is providing a series of free one-day training courses, ...

ESRC Seminar Series (2015-16) Green Innovation Making it Work

6 July 2015
10:00 - 16:00

Location: Michael Young Building, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

ESRC Seminar Series: Green Innovation - Making it Work Led by: Professor David J. Smith (Nottingham Business School), Dr Richard Blundel (The Open Universit...

SKA Rating Workshop

8 July 2015
09:00 - 11:00

Location: Liverpool John Moores University

Further to the EAUC NW meeting on the 8th July (1-4 pm) there is an opportunity for you to attend a SKA Rating workshop on the morning of the 8th July 2015. ...

BPA Higher and Further Education Special Interest Group (HESIG) meeting

9 July 2015
10:00 - 16:00

Location: Varley Park, The Hub, Coldean Lane, Brighton, BN1 9GR

Free to all! Map of the venue. Not only will the sun hopefully be shining, but there is also a very full and interesting agenda focused around the recent ...

ENVISION workshop: Grow to Greatness with Research Excellence

9 July 2015
10:00 - 14:00

Location: Lancaster University

This workshop is designed to help UK businesses to move towards a low carbon economy thanks to direct research and knowledge from PhD students. It’s a ...

Finding Strength - Inspiration in Challenging Times

9 July 2015 - 12 July 2015

Location: Green and Away, Worcestershire

Refreshing your connection to life… This workshop will reconnect you to yourself, each other and the Earth; to the joys and pains of life in this t...

Seminar: Become a change maker

10 July 2015 - 12 July 2015

Location: Berlin, Germany

A seminar for students and young adults from Europe run in cooperation with the v.f.h., a German association for political education of young people. Spots a...

PRI in person 2015

8 September 2015 - 10 September 2015

Location: ICC, Excel, London

PRI in Person: Where the global responsible investment community meets London will play host to PRI in Person 2015, bringing together over 800 decision make...

Executive Training Course on Holistic Approaches to Sustainability in Higher Education Institutions

14 September 2015 - 18 September 2015

Location: Manchester

Manchester Metropolitan University and HAW Hamburg are organising a very promising Executive Training Course on Holistic Approaches to Sustainability in Higher ...

S-Lab 2015 Supporting World Class Science Conference and Awards Dinner

16 September 2015 - 17 September 2015

Location: University of Leeds

The 2015 Supporting World Class Science Conference and Awards Dinner at the University of Leeds on Sept 16-17 will have 400+ attendess, around 100 sessions and ...

Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) Conference 2015

21 October 2015 - 23 October 2015

Location: Deakin University’s Waterfront Campus in Geelong, Victoria

Are you involved in a sustainability campaign or initiative that is transforming sustainability in tertiary education and beyond? Are you leading in innovation,...

Global Cleaner Production and Sustainable Consumption Conference

1 November 2015 - 4 November 2015

Location: Sitges, Barcelona, Spain

Accelerating the Transition to Equitable Post Fossil-Carbon Societies Elsevier will host the Global Cleaner Production & Sustainable Consumption Confere...

12th UEF-UNEP Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements

2 November 2015 - 12 November 2015

Location: Shanghai, China

The University of Eastern Finland (UEF) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) are jointly organizing a high profile two-week course on&n...

3rd World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities (WSSD-U-2016)

15 September 2016 - 16 September 2016

Location: Massachussets Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA

This event will be organised by the Office of Sustainability of the Massachussets Institute of Technology (MIT), Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) and the...