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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 ignore the...

Green Gown Awards 2014 - sponsorship opportunities

1 May 2014 - 1 May 2015

Celebrating their 10th year, the Green Gown Awards are firmly established as the most prestigious recognition of sustainability excellence in the further and hi...

Topic Support Network: Sustainable Procurement

3 November 2014
10:00 - 15:30

Location: Room 3.15, St Leonard's Land, Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh

This event will focus on reviewing the changes made by the Scottish Government to the Marrakech Process (which assesses the social, ethical, economic and enviro...

Green Gown Awards Ceremony 2014

3 November 2014
18:30 - 01:00

Location: Whitworth Hall, The University of Manchester

The 2014 Green Gown Awards Ceremony will take place on Monday 3 November 2014 at Whitworth Hall, The University of Manchester Bookings are now closed for...

Communicating Sustainability

11 November 2014
09:30 - 16:00

Location: University of Westminster, 115 New Cavendish Street, London W1W 6UW

LiFE Frameworks: Student Engagement and Staff Engagement & Human Resources How best to communicate sustainability within your institution i...

Topic Support Network: Sustainable Construction

19 November 2014
12:30 - 17:00

Location: The Edwin Chadwick Building, Heriot-Watt University

The purpose of this TSN is to inform and support Scottish FHE Estates Development teams and their internal clients in ways to achieve a long life, ada...

Topic Support Network: Waste Management

26 November 2014
10:30 - 14:30

Location: Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

This TSN focuses on the waste management and disposal practices within institutions. The group looks to share good practice, discuss new relevant legislation an...

Topic Support Network: Community Engagement

28 November 2014
12:00 - 16:30

Location: Reid Building, Glasgow School of Art

Achieving long-term changes in local communities and the behaviours of individuals is a key dependency for sustainable development. Although sustainability is...

Topic Support Network: Education for Sustainable Development in Higher Education

4 December 2014
10:00 - 13:00

Location: Large Boardroom, Queen Margaret University

Through the integration of sustainable development into all aspects of a students education and learning, Education for Sustainable Development aims to help ...

Advanced Waste Smart Training - Scotland

10 December 2014
09:00 - 17:30

Location: Edinburgh - Central University of Edinburgh Campus

  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...

Topic Support Network: Travel and Transport

12 December 2014
11:00 - 14:30

Location: Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Transport plays a crucial role in meeting the current challenges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the UK and sustainable travel initiatives offer an opport...

EAUC Annual Conference 2015

23 March 2015 - 25 March 2015

Location: University of Leeds

THE sustainability event of the year for the UK tertiary education sector We are delighted to announce that the 2015 Annual Conference will take place at the...

Upcoming Webinars

These are webinars that are coming soon.

Antifragile, food secure planning in the UK (postponed)

Broadcast Date To Be Confirmed

Location: Webinar via Webex

This 'exchange' webinar has been postponed. If you would like to register your interest and be notified of a new date, please contact Emma-Louise. ...

NUS Students’ Green Fund: driving student engagement (fully booked)

First Broadcast 17 November 2014 12:00 - 13:00

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 ...

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...

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...

The Disruptive Innovation Festival

20 October 2014 - 14 November 2014

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation will stage the first Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF) from 20 October – 14 November 2014, bringing together thought-lea...

AASHE 2014 Conference and Expo

26 October 2014 - 29 October 2014

Location: Portland, Oregon, USA

Innovation for Sustainable Economies & Communities Empowering higher education sustainability professionals With nearly 2,000 participants, AASHE'...

CIBSE Conference & Exhibition 2014

28 October 2014 - 29 October 2014

Location: QEIICC, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) 2014 Conference and Exhibition will address the theme of Leadership in Building Performance. ...

Govtoday Carbon Reduction Conference 2014

29 October 2014

Location: The Mermaid, City of London

Reducing Carbon Emissions Govtoday is delighted to be hosting Carbon Reduction 2014, which will be held on 29th October 2014 at The Mermaid, the city of Lon...

Curriculum Innovation and Sustainability

30 October 2014
10:00 - 16:00

Location: University of Abertay, Dundee

Abertay University are funding a pedagogically orientated project into the viability and practicality of embedding ESD in the curriculum as regards tertiary edu...

14th International ACTS Conference - Bridging Divides: Connections for holistic sustainability

5 November 2014 - 7 November 2014

Location: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart

The 14th International ACTS Conference will be held in Hobart at the Hotel Grand Chancellor on the 5-7 November 2014, jointly hosted by the University of Tasman...

Book launch and debate - The Post-Growth Project

5 November 2014
18:00 - 20:00

Location: House of Lords, London

Book launch and debate - "The Post-Growth Project: How the end of economic growth could bring a fairer and healthier society" Green House Think Tan...

Inspiring Sustainability in Community Learning Seminar

8 November 2014
10:00 - 16:00

Location: Derbyshire Eco Centre

There are still some places on the Inspiring Sustainability in Community Learning Seminar at Derbyshire Eco Centre, at Middleton by Wirksworth in the Derbyshire...

Lean in HE Conference 2014

13 November 2014 - 14 November 2014

Location: Cardiff University

This year's conference is looking at the theme of improving the student experience. We are very lucky to have Professor Sir Keith Burnett as our openin...

Valuing our resources

4 December 2014
08:00 - 10:00

Location: National Union of Students, 275 Grays Inn Road Kings Cross London WC1X 8QB

Join us on Thursday 4 December 2014 for the launch of the latest edition to the CIBSE Knowledge collection TM56 Resource efficiency of building services. The re...

HEPA Sustainable Procurement Training

16 December 2014 - 10 March 2015

Location: Various locations

Here are the dates for the Sustainable Procurement training taking place regionally between December and March. London – 16th December 2014 Birmi...

Education for Sustainability in Higher Education Conference: Achievements and Prospects

8 January 2015

Location: Plymouth University

Hosted by PedRIO and the Centre for Sustainable Futures This coming January sees the end of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), t...