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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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EAUC Events

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 2016 - Sponsorship Opportunities

6 January 2016 - 30 November 2016

Celebrating their 12th year, the Green Gown Awards are firmly established as the most prestigious recognition of sustainability excellence in the further and hi...

EAUC South Central Regional Group Meeting

10 May 2016
10:00 - 15:00

Location: University of Winchester

This is the spring meeting for the Southern Central Environmental Managers group (England), any members in the region are welcome to join. Food For Life Gold lu...

Education for Sustainable Development in Further Education Topic Support Network

10 May 2016
13:30 - 16:00

Location: College Development Network, Argyll Court, Stirling, FK9 4TY

The topic for this meeting will be Linking Campus, Curriculum and Community. Quinn Runkle, leader of the NUS Responsible Futures programme in Scotland...

EAUC Transport CoP Meeting

19 May 2016
09:30 - 15:45

Location: University of Birmingham

This is an EAUC Member-only meeting for members of the EAUC Transport Community of Practice. Not a member of the group? Join using the button on the right. I...

Travel and Transport TSN and ACT TravelWise Meeting

19 May 2016
09:30 - 14:00

Location: Dalhousie Building 2G13, University of Dundee

The Travel and Transport TSN and ACT TravelWise would like to invite those working on travel and transport within Universities, Colleges, the public s...

Sustainability Leadership Programme Event

24 May 2016
19:00 - 23:00

Location: University of the West of England

This event is invitation only

EAUC Annual Conference

25 May 2016 - 26 May 2016

Location: The University of the West of England

The 20th Annual Conference will be taking place on 25-26 May 2016 at the University of the West of England. Under the title ‘Learning and Legacy: T...

EAUC North West Regional Group Meeting

6 June 2016
09:30 - 12:00

Location: Edge Hill University

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

EAUC Yorkshire and Humber England Group Launch Event

7 June 2016
14:00 - 16:00

Location: Sheffield Hallam University

The is the first meeting of the newly launched EAUC Yorkshire and Humber regional group. Here you will have the opportunity to meet your Convenor, hav...

EAUC South East England Group Relaunch Event

9 June 2016
10:00 - 15:00

Location: University Campus Suffolk, Ipswich (Room No. tbc)

The is the first meeting of the re-launched EAUC South East England regional group. Here you will have the opportunity to meet your Convenor, have your say on t...

EAUC South West England Group Launch Event

10 June 2016
10:00 - 15:00

Location: Royal Agricultural University

To kick off the new South West England Regional Group you are all cordially invited to a launch day in June to network with other sustainability professionals, ...

How to Write Right Training

14 June 2016
10:00 - 17:00

Location: University of Edinburgh Main Library, George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LJ

How to Write Right is a one day workshop run by experienced broadcast journalist and producer Mairi Damer, which encourages trainees to think differently a...

EAUC Sustainability Leadership Lab

20 July 2016 - 22 July 2016

Location: Selwyn College, Cambridge, CB3 9DQ

This event is by invitation only

Upcoming Webinars

These are webinars that are coming soon.

Sustainability Qualities: Learning not Listening (Green Gown Award Webinar)

First Broadcast 11 May 2016 12:00 - 13:00

Location: WEBINAR VIA WEBEX

LiFE Framework: Learning and Teaching This session explores what teaching ‘sustainability’ might look like in the Humanities, and wonders if...

Looking Beyond Recycling: The Living Taking and Giving Back Library ('exchange webinar')

First Broadcast 29 June 2016 12:00 - 13:00

Location: WEBINAR VIA WEBEX

This webinar will offer new ways to think even beyond recycling. The Living Taking and Giving Back Library may be set up easily in virtually any setting. It&rsq...

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 (EAUC Webinar)

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...

Sustainability through salary sacrifice cars: A valued benefit for employees (EAUC Webinar)

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 (EAUC Webinar)

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)

Location: Webinar via Webex

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

University Divestment: Reflecting on the Edinburgh Experience

Location: WEBINAR VIA WEBEX

LiFE Frameworks: Leadership In this webinar Dave Gorman, Director of Social Responsibility & Sustainability at the University of Edinburgh, will reflect ...

e-Cycle: an Electrically Assisted Shared Bicycles scheme ('exchange' webinar)

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...

Climate Change Reporting Webinar for Scottish Tertiary Education Institutions

Location: Webinar via WebEx

This free EAUC/SSN Webinar is designed for tertiary education institutions completing their Public Sector Climate Change Duties Report. The event will cover par...

Salix College Energy Fund how to apply ('exchange' webinar)

Location: WEBINAR VIA WEBEX

LiFE Framework: N/A EAUC Competency Level: Starting out / On the Road (what does this mean?) The EAUC hosted this webinar with Salix Finance to introduce th...

ESOS Compliance (EAUC Webinar)

Location: Webinar via Webex

LiFE Frameworks: Utilities and Procurement and Supplier Engagement ESOS compliance may affect a number of universities due to the student funding source or t...

Not Too Many Irons in the Fire creative approaches to saving energy (Green Gown Award Webinar)

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...

Managing your e-waste: putting your old devices to good use ('exchange' webinar)

Location: Webinar via Webex

LiFE Framework: Resource Efficiency and Waste According to UN reports, e-waste is the fastest growing waste stream, worldwide. Does your college or universit...

NUS: Divest-Invest Webinar (exchange)

Location: WEBINAR VIA WEBEX

LiFE Frameworks: Leadership In this webinar, Jamie Agombar, Head of Sustainability at NUS, will discuss the reports recently published as a result of the FOI...

Other Events

Climate Assembly Event

9 May 2016
18:00 - 20:00

Location: UCL, Cruciform building, room B404 - LT2 Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

On May 9th, ShareAction - a UK-based charity promoting Responsible Investment - and the University and College Union (UCU) are holding a climate assembly. They ...

The role of education institutions in tackling climate change

13 May 2016
11:00 - 15:30

Location: University of Manchester

How should the education sector in the UK respond to the challenge of climate change? What are the opportunities to put the sector at the forefront of action...

Learning Partnerships for Sustainability: Learning for Sustainable Futures Annual Event

2 June 2016
10:00 - 16:00

Location: University of Gloucestershire

We are delighted to invite you to our annual Learning for Sustainable Futures event on Thursday 2nd June in Cheltenham. LSF is the University’s profess...

International Students Conference on Environment and Sustainability (ISCES) 2016

3 June 2016 - 8 June 2016

Location: Tongji University Shanghai, China

Ready for a high-flying conference on down-to-earth topics co-hosted by UNEP! FREE REGISTRATION!   You’re invited to a youth summit of 300 future ...

S-Lab: Laboratory Equipment, Samples and Consumables

7 June 2016

Location: ROTHAMSTED RESEARCH, HARPENDEN, HERTS, AL5 2JQ

Draft agenda and booking details available late January from here. The day will begin with plenary presentations of interest to all and will proceed with 6-8...

2016 Conference: Connecting Education and Environment

10 June 2016 - 11 June 2016

Location: University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Mobilizing Sustainability in Education Policy, Practice, and Research Hosted by the Sustainability Education Research Institute and the Sustainability and E...

ISCN 2016: Leadership for a Sustainable Future

13 June 2016 - 15 June 2016

Location: University of Siena, Tuscany, Italy

Managing global change and preparing a sustainable future requires close collaboration between academia, the private sector, and public policy. Decisive leaders...

PRME Regional Chapter UK and Ireland, 3rd Annual Conference

20 June 2016 - 21 June 2016

Location: Nottingham

UK and Ireland Regional Chapter “Collaboration and capacity building in responsible management education” Call for Proposals: Deadline Ap...

Sustainable Earth 2016

23 June 2016 - 24 June 2016

Location: Plymouth University

A global forum for connecting research with action CALL FOR PAPERS Key note speakers include: Craig Bennett - CEO, Friends of the Earth Wendy Darke - H...

Universities as Beacons of Change: Education for Sustainability Lighting Up Pathways

27 June 2016 - 29 June 2016

Location: University of Gibraltar

2016 UE4SD Conference Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is lightening up new pathways for creating alternative futures. In higher education, it in...

Sustainability in Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities

6 July 2016 - 7 July 2016

Location: Canterbury Christ Church University

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Hosted by Canterbury Christ Church University Futures Initiative It is ten years since Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) fir...

EESD 2016: 8th Conference on ‘Engineering Education for Sustainable Development’

4 September 2016 - 7 September 2016

Location: Bruges, Belgium

It is a privilege to organise the 8th Conference on ‘Engineering Education for Sustainable Development’ from 4-7 September, 2016 in Bruges, Belgium ...

GUPES Green Green Gown Awards at 3rd World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities

14 September 2016 - 16 September 2016

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

The GUPES Green Gown Award Ceremony will be taking place on 13 September 2016 prior to the 3rd World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities at the...

COPERNICUS Alliance Conference 2016

14 September 2016 - 15 September 2016

Location: Vienna, Austria

A “Green Event” at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. The 2016 COPERNICUS Alliance Conference will focus on sustainabil...

S-Lab: Laboratory Design and Services

21 September 2016

Location: University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham will be completing the GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry on its Jubilee Campus in summer 2016. It...

AASHE 2016 Conference & Expo - Beyond the Campus

9 October 2016 - 12 October 2016

Location: Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland

Call for Proposals now open The deadline to submit a proposal is Monday, February 15, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Website...

2016 ACTS Conference

2 November 2016 - 4 November 2016

Location: University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia

“Connect – Innovate – Ignite! The 16th International ACTS Conference will be hosted by the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland ...

2016 Green Gown Awards Australasia Awards Ceremony

3 November 2016

2016 Green Gown Awards Australasia Get Ready to Apply! The 2016 Awards will open on 17 May 2016. The Awards now in their seventh year, are open to all t...

Sustainable Innovation 2016

7 November 2016 - 8 November 2016

Location: University for the Creative Arts

'Circular Economy' Innovation & Design Part of the ‘Towards Sustainable Product Design’ series of conferences 21st Interna...

The World Symposium on Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Development

2 March 2017 - 4 March 2017

Location: Malta

The UN Sustainable Development Summit held in New York in September 2015, has led to the adoption of a new sustainable development agenda, which builds on the e...

Sustainability and Social Science Research Symposium

17 May 2017 - 19 May 2017

Location: University of Michigan, United States

The Call for Papers is now open Many scholars perform high quality research on matters related to sustainability. Yet, there are relatively few events where ...