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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...

Sustainable Procurement Topic Support Network

3 October 2016
10:00 - 14:00

Location: Charles Stewart House, 9-16 Chambers Street, University of Edinburgh

The next meeting of the Sustainable Procurement TSN will consider procurement with additional benefits, and the responsibilities to social justice that come wit...

EAUC North East Regional Group Meeting

4 October 2016
10:00 - 12:00

Location: University of Sunderland, City Campus, Chester Road, SR1 3SD

This is the autumn meeting for the North East England Regional Group, any members in the region are welcome to join. The meeting will be taking place from 10...

Sustainable Construction TSN - RICS SKA HE Rating

4 October 2016
11:00 - 16:30

Location: 1.18 Patersons Land, University of Edinburgh, Holyrood Road, EH8 8AQ

The Sustainable Construction Topic Support Network will be hosting a workshop on the RICS SKA HE Rating for sustainable fit-outs and refurbishments as part of t...

EAUC Wales Branch Meeting

13 October 2016
10:30 - 14:30

Location: Environment Centre Wales (ECW) Seminar Room, Bangor

The is the October meeting of the EAUC Wales Regional Group. If you would like to attend, please book your place. > Draft Agenda Address: Environme...

EAUC Yorkshire and Humber Group Meeting

18 October 2016
13:00 - 16:00

Location: Wakefield College, Principalship Conference Room

The is the autumn meeting of the EAUC Yorkshire and Humber England Regional Group.  If you would like to attend, please book your place below. The ro...

EAUC North West Regional Group Meeting

19 October 2016
12:00 - 16:00

Location: Lancaster University, EcoHub

This is the autumn meeting for the North West England Regional Group, any members in the region are welcome to join. The theme for the meeting will be stud...

EAUC Ireland (N&S) Regional Group Meeting

20 October 2016
10:30 - 15:30

Location: University College Cork

The is the third meeting of the EAUC Ireland Regional Group. > Agenda to be confirmed If you would like to attend, please book your place. If you ha...

EAUC South East Regional Group Meeting

27 October 2016
10:00 - 15:00

Location: University of East Anglia

The is the autumn meeting of the EAUC South East England regional group. If you would like to attend, please book your place. Address: The Enterprise Cen...

Waste Management Topic Support Network

8 November 2016
09:30 - 13:00

Location: University of Edinburgh

This meeting of the Waste Management TSN will involve presentations from the Community Resources Network Scotland (CRNS), Changeworks, James Cropper Ltd on th...

Green Gown Awards 2016 Ceremony

10 November 2016
18:30 - 23:59

Location: Athena, Leicester

The 2016 Green Gown Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday 10 November 2016 at Athena, Leicester The Green Gown Awards black-tie ceremony brings togeth...

How to Write Right Training

29 November 2016
09:30 - 16:30

Location: University of Edinburgh

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...

Upcoming Webinars

These are webinars that are coming soon.

Green Labs Why, what, how, and next? (Green Gown Award webinar)

First Broadcast 19 October 2016 12:00

Location: WEBINAR VIA WEBEX

LiFE Frameworks: Learning and Teaching This webinar will open with a quick summary of why sustainability in laboratories is vital to improved science. It wil...

Making a Difference: Universities as Living Labs and Agents of Change (EAUC Webinar)

First Broadcast 26 October 2016 13:00 - 14:10

Location: WEBINAR VIA WEBEX

*** This webinar is now fully booked. Please contact us if you would like to be placed on the waiting list. *** John Robinson, Professor at the Univers...

How do you write a good Sustainability Report? Tips for Higher Education (Green Gown Award webinar)

First Broadcast 7 December 2016 12:00 - 13:30

Location: WEBINAR VIA WEBEX

For the last 8 years PwC UK, supporter of the 2016 Green Gown Awards Sustainability Reporting category, has been analysing sustainability reporting in both the ...

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...

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

Location: WEBINAR VIA WEBEX

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

The Carbon Scenario Tool - Webinar

Location: Webinar via WebEx

The Carbon Scenario Tool has been developed as a joint funded project between the University of Edinburgh and the Scottish Funding Council. The tool was designe...

Adaptation Part 1: Definitions, the process and getting started

Location: Webinar via Webex

This webinar is one of two adaptation presentations delivered by Adaptation Scotland. Part one will offer an introduction to climate change adaptation, from ...

Adaptation Part 2: Public Bodies Climate Change Reporting and identifying existing adaptation action

Location: Webinar via Webex

This webinar is the second of two adaptation presentations delivered by Adaptation Scotland, with part one providing an introduction to adaptation and Adapta...

Adaptation Part 3: Integrating adaptation into normal business activities

Location: Webinar via Webex

AECOM, in partnership with the EAUC, will be delivering a webinar looking at how higher and further education organisations can integrate their findings from...

Building Student Muscle (Green Gown Award webinar)

Location: WEBINAR VIA WEBEX

Building Student Muscle - letting them do the hard work so you don’t have to! LiFE Frameworks: Student Engagement An hour with the University of Lei...

A Living Labs Dialogue (EAUC Webinar)

Location: WEBINAR VIA WEBEX

LiFE Frameworks: Learning & Teaching, Student Engagement, Community and Public Engagement With the support of our members, the EAUC has launched a nation...

Other Events

Creating Sustainable Cities Conference 2016

6 October 2016
08:45 - 16:15

Location: Europe House, 32 Smith Square, Westminster, London, SW1P 3EU

Working in partnership with Imperial College, Ashden, Forum for the Future, Julie's Bicycle and 10:10 Speakers include representatives from: Imperi...

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...

Public Sector Sustainable Energy Supply: Meeting Carbon Reduction Targets

11 October 2016

Location: QEII Centre, Westminster

The Sustainable Energy Supply conference is both timely and extremely relevant to all public bodies. The Climate Change Act of 2008 legally obliges Local A...

USHA Autumn Seminar: Mental Wellbeing Supporting Staff: Supporting Students

11 October 2016
09:00 - 16:30

Location: The Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Bookings are open for the USHA Autumn Seminar taking place on Tuesday 11th October at the Barbican in London. The seminar's theme of 'supporting staf...

Expanding Communities of Sustainable Practice

15 October 2016

Location: Leeds College of Art, Blenheim campus

Leeds College of Art will be running its first Sustainability Symposium on the 15th October 2016 at our Blenheim campus. We would value a contribution from your...

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 ...

Delivering Low Carbon and Sustainable Quality of Life for Communities

2 November 2016
09:00 - 16:00

Location: The MAC, Birmingham

Exploring the art of the possible in challenging times – How can affordable quality of life in low carbon sustainable communities be delivered in difficul...

Universities & Healthcare Estates and Innovation 2016

4 November 2016
09:15 - 18:00

Location: The Great Hall, University of Birmingham

University & Healthcare Estates and Innovation, UH 2016, hosted by University of Birmingham, is the launch event which will bring together the Estate Direct...

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...

CPA Conference - The Psychology Of Climate Action: New Perspectives On Leadership

19 November 2016
09:00 - 17:00

Location: The Holloway Resource Centre, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA

Diplomatic success at COP 21 in Paris was the result of a remarkable coalition of forces, interacting with political leadership. As COP 22 in Marrakesh appro...

Low Carbon Britain 2016 Developing a Smart, Resilient, Digital Society

1 December 2016
08:00 - 17:00

Location: One Great George Street, London

This is a unique conference that will address Great Britain's current carbon reduction position and allow us to hear from those leading and driving the poli...

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 ...

2017 HEA Annual Conference

4 July 2017 - 6 July 2017

Location: Renold Building, University of Manchester (Sackville Street Campus)

Generation TEF: Teaching in the spotlight CALL FOR PROPOSALS OPENS The Higher Education Academy is delighted to announce the return of its Annual Confere...