Who is involved in the Climate Commission?

The Climate Commission for UK Higher and Further Education Students and Leaders is a collaborative initiative bringing together Commissioners, Council Members, a Steering Group, Student Voice Partners and Expert Witnesses and Observers. 


Commissioners provide direction and leadership to the Commission’s work, act as the visible face of the Commission and play a role in building engagement and consensus within the sectors involved.

Institutional Leaders
  • Steve Frampton, AoC President & AoC representative
  • Professor James Longhurst, Assistant Vice Chancellor, University of the West of England & EAUC Trustee
  • Professor Joy Carter CBE DL, Former Vice Chancellor, University of Winchester & GuildHE representative
  • Professor Judith Petts CBE, Vice Chancellor, University of Plymouth & UUK representative

Student Leaders
  • Amy Brazier, Student, Portsmouth College, AoC representatives
  • Manveer Gill, Graduate, University of Warwick & EAUC representative
  • Florence Barrett, Undergraduate, Plymouth Marjon University, GuildHE representative (Year 1)
  • Katie Major, PhD Research, Plymouth Marjon University, Guild HE representative (Year 2)
  • Marta Crispo, PhD Researcher, Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures, University of Sheffield, UUK representative 

Steering Group

The Steering Group is made up of executive staff from the Commission partner organisation:
  • Ian Munro, Director, Association of Colleges
  • Iain Patton, CEO, Fiona Goodwin, Director of Operations & Planning, EAUC
  • Alex Bols, Deputy Chief Executive, GuildHE
  • Julie Tam, Deputy Director of Policy, Universities UK

Secretariat: Matthew Woodthorpe, Climate Commission Officer 

Student Voice Partners

We are working with our Student Voice Partners and Students Unions to ensure student representation is central to the Council. We also encourage the institutional members of the Council to engage with their students. Our Student Voice Partners are:  

Carbon Neutral Student Society
Student Hubs
People & Planet
Future Leaders Network

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