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Student Sustainability Forum is first for the University of Gloucestershire

Thursday 3rd November, 10am-3.30pm, Francis Close Hall, Swindon Road, Cheltenham, GL50 4AZ


Getting students on board for a more sustainable future is at the heart of the first conference of its kind at the University of Gloucestershire.


And places are fully booked for the event which is being held at the Francis Close Hall campus in Cheltenham on Thursday 3 November.


Are We There Yet? Journeys of Student Engagement in Sustainability is a chance for students, staff and practitioners to share good practice and explore opportunities to improve student engagement in the higher education sector.


Students from across the UK and beyond will make their way to Gloucestershire to work with academics and environmental managers to share ideas and develop ideas for feasible projects that will have a real impact for students.


The event is a collaboration between the University of Gloucestershire’s sustainability Team and UNU RCE Severn and the University of Bradford (Ecoversity and RCE Yorkshire and Humberside).


“The conference will take a closer look at progress made in engaging students in sustainability,” said Carol Rabbette, UNU RCE Co-ordinator.
“Along with campus activities we’ll be showcasing volunteering and community initiatives such as our edible garden, student allotment and transition university plans that we hope will generate valuable insight and discussion.”
UNU RCE Severn is a Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) in Sustainability Education. The centre is endorsed by the United Nations University and is one of 62 similar centres throughout the world.
Based in Cheltenham at the University of Gloucestershire, the UNU RCE has been set up to assist the Severn area in moving towards sustainable development through a process of learning, participatory engagement and partnership building.
For more information, visit http://www.glos.ac.uk/vision/sustainability/unurce/Pages/arewethereyet.aspx


Source: The University of Gloucestershire

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