Scotland Conference 2018

EAUC Scotland's 2018 Conference, A Decade of Progress, took place at City of Glasgow College on the 16th October.

The event celebrated successes from the decade past, and visioned the decade ahead, to coincide with the EAUC Scotland office’s 10 year anniversary.

View the Conference Report or Summaries for different Stakeholder Groups

See the full day agenda and links to available resources from the day

Find out about our early-morning optional sessions 

Read about our Exhibitors and Sponsors

Event Structure

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

There were four optional early-morning sessions on the day for those who could get to City of Glasgow College for a 9am start, the main programme started at 10am, and closed at 5pm. 

Access the Agenda for the day here.

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.  Invited speakers summarised the last decade of Sustainability progress in Scotland, in tertiary education, and in the NHS.

We asked the sector to vote for the sustainability projects that most inspired them over the last 10 years under 6 categories, the projects highlighted are below:

Learning from Positive Partnerships

Collaboration is key for sustainability.

To showcase good examples of collaboration we invited 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. The Partnerships were:

Setting Aspirations for the Decade Ahead

Afternoon workshops focussed on the six areas of the Decade Highlights and considered where we want the sector be in 10 years time, what factors might help or hinder that 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.

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