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24th June 2024

START

FROM 14:00

Fringe Events

Why not come along to Winchester the day before the conference to join in the fun, and networking, and start the celebrations for EAUC’s 20th Anniversary early? 

25th June 2024

START

SESSION

09:45

Opening Remarks

  • Conference Hosts for Day 1 - Laurence Frewin, Principal and CEO, South Devon College and Co-Chair of the EAUC Board

  • Gavin Hunter, Chief Operating Officer, University of Winchester

  • Opening Remarks: Gold Sponsor Day 1

10:05

Celebrating 20 Years and Introducing EAUC’s New Strategy

10:30

Key Note Address

11:10

REFRESHMENT BREAK

11:45 - 12:45

Round Table - ‘Climate Neutral Estate’ - A study for the
University of Strathclyde.
This roundtable hosted by ECD architects will look at their recently completed ‘Climate Neutral Estate’ study for the University of Strathclyde. The study entailed an holistic review of the Universities John Anderson Campus, which included EnerPHit retrofit studies for their existing
buildings, along with climate change risk and adaptation assessments of the wider site, and considerations around the suitability of their existing district heating network for expansion and conversion from gas to a renewable heat source, all to meet with the University’s target of being
carbon neutral by 2040.

Round table contributors:

Rufus Logan, Executive Lead, Sustainability & Environmental Management, Estates Services, University of Strathclyde

James Traynor, Managing Director, ECD Architects

Alistair Cameron, Regional Director, ECD Architects

Stephen Clark, Director, WSP

11:45 - 13:15

Conversations 

These simultaneous sessions will start with some real life examples of best practice and give delegates the opportunity to discuss how some of these might be put to work in their own institutions.

Whole Organisation Approaches

Creating pathways to Net Zero and sizing the costs

Breaking down silos and increasing awareness: Connecting ESD and green skills

People and nature sharing space: BNG and beyond

Engaging Senior Management

13:15 - 14:15

14:15 - 15:45

LUNCH

Conversations 

Smaller groups will run simultaneously and give you more discussion time, to learn from one another and discuss next steps in some of the key areas.

Positivity, Passion and Purpose

Coping with Complexity and Paradoxes in education/ESD

Mobilising the research and knowledge exchange community in sustainability

The Benefits and Challenges of ICT and Digital Innovation

15:45

REFRESHMENT BREAK

16:15

Plenary Discussion Panel  - AI and the Future of Sustainability

AI is relatively new technology and with that comes new learning and new ways of working.  This panel will discuss some of the challenges to using this technology, looking at some good practice around its use and look at the opportunities it offers us to streamline and speed up the Sustainability journeys within education.

Panel:

  • Andrew Meikle, Head of CIS, Lancaster University

  • Sam Collett, Senior Lecturer, Graphic Design, University of Worcester

  • Professor Eunice Simmons, Vice Chancellor and Principal at the University of Chester

  • Jisc

17:30

CLOSE DAY 1 & intro  Brithday celebrations

19:00

19:30

DRINKS RECEPTION

EAUC 20TH Birthday celebration dinner

FREE TIME

26th June 2024

START

08:00

START

09:30

ACTIVITIES

Morning Activity

SESSION

Welcome to Day 2
Conference Host Day 2 - Professor Zoe Robinson, Professor of Sustainability in Higher Education; Director, Institute for Sustainable Futures, Keele University and Co-Chair of the EAUC Board

Opening Remarks: Gold Sponsor Day 2

09:45

10:40

11:05 - 12:05

11:05 - 12:35

Plenary – Risk and Adaptation

Our climate is changing, and no matter how quickly we reduce greenhouse gas emissions, some major effects are locked in. This will influence nearly every area of our institutions, from delivery of learning, teaching and research, to student recruitment, staff health & wellbeing, supply chains, insurance premiums and the profitability of investments.

Taking action doesn’t necessarily mean ‘reinventing the wheel’. Universities and colleges already have well established processes for managing risk – factoring in climate change simply means applying a different lens and set of expertise. This session will focus on risk registers and engaging with leadership teams to ensure the risks of climate change are embedded and remain a priority in organisational strategies now and into the future.

Panellists:

  • Amy Scoins, Senior Environment Officer, University of Nottingham

 

REFRESHMENT BREAK

Round Table Discussion

Conversations

Smaller groups will run simultaneously, giving you some excellent tools and examples to discuss and find out more about how to put new strategies into action.

Ethical Investments and Financial Risk

Responsible Procurement New Sector Guidance and The environmental impacts of procurement

Beyond the classroom: ESD through collaboration and whole
institution approaches

Building local partnerships to maximise place-based impact

Engaging Students

12:00 - 13:30

LUNCH AND NETWORKING

13:30 - 15:00

Conversations 

These simultaneous sessions a combination of best practice and discussion will give groups the opportunity to input and to work towards some achievable outputs for their own organisations and the sector.

Affecting Systems Change

Bringing together institutions’ sustainability and EDI work

Is Activism a Dirty Word?

Reducing aviation emissions in the tertiary education and research sector

15:00 - 15:30

REFRESHMENT BREAK

15:30 -16:10

16:10 - 16:45

Closing Plenary

CLOSING REMARKS AND PRIZEGIVING

16:45

CONFERENCE CLOSE

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