The University of Nottingham and the HEA One-Day Conference: Sustainability in Practice

Date 24 May 2012
Venue A32/A34 Dearing Building, Jubilee Campus
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This conference brings together participants in the Higher Education Academy’s ‘Green Academy: Curricula for Tomorrow’ change programme together with colleagues from Nottingham engaged in aspects of education for sustainability. The focus of the day is on curriculum and the ways in which sustainability can be embedded into teaching, learning and the overall student experience. This will include consideration of the challenges that universities face in advancing this agenda.

The conference is open to all and is free of charge. It is supported by the University of Nottingham Grand Challenge group on Education for Sustainable Development, and by the Teaching and Learning Directorate. Conference sessions will be disseminated by podcast and summaries in The Hub magazine.

The conference organizer is Dr.Sarah Speight, School of Education: [email protected]

To book your place and advise of any dietary requirements, please email Kathy Flewitt with your name and contact details, at [email protected]

The conference programme is as follows:

9.45-10.15 Registration (Tea/Coffee available)

10.15 Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Sarah Speight (Chair, Grand Challenge group, The University of Nottingham) and Simon Kemp (Academic Lead, Education for Sustainable Development, The Higher Education Academy)

10.30 Christ Church Bioversity - The Canterbury UNESCO World Heritage Site as a living learning resource for all
Professor Peter Vujakovic, Canterbury Christ Church
Director of the Futures Initiative (Education for Sustainable Futures and Bioversity projects)

11.30 Stakeholder Perspectives: A sustainability skills audit of academic and administrative staff
Dr. Gavin Bunting, The University of Wales, and Jane Davidson, Director of Inspire - the Institute for Sustainable Practice, Innovation and Resource Effectiveness at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, former Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Housing in the Welsh Assembly Government.

12.30 Lunch
(Demonstrations of U-Now, Learning Technology Team)

1.15pm Learning for Sustainability in the Health Professions
Dr Linda East (Lecturer in Nursing, The University of Nottingham)

2.00pm Greening Business: Sustainability for Employability
Dr.Zoe Robinson (Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science and Physical Geography, Keele University) and Simon Kemp (Director of Employability and Employer Engagement for Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton)

2.45pm Coffee

3.00pm Integrating Sustainability into Business Schools
Professor Jeremy Moon, Director of the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility, The University of Nottingham

3.45pm Closing remarks Sarah Speight and Simon Kemp

4.00pm Close

General Information for non-Nottingham delegates:

Maps and directions to the University of Nottingham’s Jubilee Campus can be found here.

Delegates are asked to use public transport wherever possible. Limited pay and display visitor car parking is available on the Jubilee Campus.

Advice on local accommodation can be obtained here or here.

If you have any further queries, please contact [email protected]
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