Scotland Conference 2018

Join us at City of Glasgow College on the 16th October for EAUC-Scotland’s 2018 Conference, A Decade of Progress.

The event will highlight progress and celebrate successes from the decade past, and vision the decade ahead, to coincide with the EAUC-Scotland office’s 10 year anniversary.

Event Structure

The event will have three distinct sections – celebrating the last decade, highlighting the positive partnerships in the present, and visioning and planning for the decade ahead.

We will have four optional early-morning sessions on the day for those who can get to City of Glasgow College for a 9am start, with the main programme kicking off at 10am, and closing at 5pm. You will need to select the appropriate early morning session when booking your place - find the details of these below.

The programme for the day will be uploaded shortly.

Celebrating a Decade of Progress

Since 2008 Scotland has reached 2020 carbon reduction targets 6 years early, became one of the first nations to sign up to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and reached the stage where we can generate more than two-thirds of our electricity from renewable sources.

Universities and colleges have been thriving in this landscape of sustainability progress over the past ten years.  Sustainability progress in Scotland, in tertiary education, and in another sector over the last decade will be summarised by our invited speakers – but we want to hear from you about the sustainability projects which have inspired you over the last decade.

You are able to nominate inspirational sustainability projects under the following categories:
  • Behaviour Change
  • Campus Development and Utilities
  • Learning and Teaching
  • Living Labs
  • Resource Procurement and Lifecycle
  • Whole Institutional Approaches
The winning Decade Highlight projects will be asked to briefly share the details and secrets of their success, to provide food for thought as we move forward to plan for the decade ahead.

Nominate the Projects that have inspired you



Learning from Positive Partnerships

Collaboration is key for sustainability.

We invite sector members to put themselves forward to briefly share the story of a successful partnership between their institution and a private or third sector organisations which has driven forward sustainability progress, in a joint presentation with the partner organisation.

Nominate a Positive Partnership Project (Page 2 of the Survey)



Setting Aspirations for the Decade Ahead

Working in groups focusing on the six areas above we will consider where we want the sector be in 10 years time, what factors might help or hinder our progress, and how we can ensure progress towards our shared vision.

The vision and actions for the future will be collated into a report which we can all use to share sector aspirations, and the actions required by individuals, institutions, funders, government, EAUC and other support organisations. The aim of this report will be to provoke both internal and external engagement, and enable the sector to meet our ambitions.

You won't be able to come to all the sessions - so do invite your colleagues!

Optional Morning Sessions

We will be holding some optional morning sessions from 09:00-09:45.

These include:
  • City of Glasgow College Sustainability Tour
  • The Sustainability Leadership Scorecard (click here to learn more)
  • The SDG Accord (click here to learn more)
  • Business Case Toolkit (click here to learn more)
The options are available to book via the package you select on the booking page.

Booking Options

Delegate rates are as follows:
  • £100  - Educational and Partner Attendees Early Bird Discount Tickets (£120 from 16th September)
  • £120 - Out-of-Sector Early Bird Discount Tickets (£140 from 16th September)
  • £50 - Current Student Tickets (must be booked by emailing

If funding is an issue and you would like to be considered for a Sponsored Delegate Place, contact us.

Please select the package with the appropriate early morning session when booking.

Attendees who are not from universities or colleges are warmly invited to contact us to discuss sponsorship and engagement opportunities before booking a delegate place.

Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities

We are looking for private and third sector organisations to sponsor, participate and exhibit at our event. Please contact us to find out more.
Scotland Conference 2018
Scotland Conference 2018

City of Glasgow College
City of Glasgow College