In the last 12 months the University generated enough renewable electricity to power an average UK home for thirty years. This will increase to 45 years when the solar panels on the new STEM building are installed.
In the last twelve months the University’s carbon emissions have dropped by around 630 tonnes, compared with the previous twelve month period. The reduction in carbon emissions was assissted by an investment in a combined heat and power plant at the University’s Bedford campus.
Two students from the University of Bedfordshire have been shortlisted for accolades at this years’ Community Radio Awards.
In conjunction with Luton Borough Council the University is running a cycle training and free bike scheme for students.
On 16th of August 2017 the University of Bedfordshire was successful in gaining certification to EcoCampus Bronze and Silver Award.
Research from the University of Bedfordshire has found that vulnerable migrant children alone in the UK face cuts to help with legal costs and soaring Home Office fees as they struggle to resolve their immigration cases.
When BBC Broadcast Journalist Toby Friedner didn’t get the A Level results he was hoping for, the University of Bedfordshire offered him a lifeline through Clearing which led to his dream career in radio.
Two primary school teachers who trained at the University of Bedfordshire are celebrating after being honoured at prestigious teaching awards.
On learning about the impacts of the teaching and learning initiatives of the Sustainability Forum, Professor James Longhurst (Assistant Vice Chancellor Environment and Sustainability at the University of the West of England) stated that,
Dr Diana Pritchard has been piloting, adopting and now promoting use of an engaging learning activity which generates profound understanding and insights about the world climate system, global negotiations and increases motivation to get involved or influence policy making.
Core members of the Sustainability Forum at the University of Bedfordshire have been nominated for the prestigious national Higher Education Academy’s Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE).
This chapter will appear in the edited volume, Implementing Sustainability in the Curriculum of Universities. Springer (forthcoming, 2018).