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Sustainability Forum

The Sustainability Forum is a dedicated cross-disciplinary community which shares teaching practices and organises to engage the University in education that enables students to construct healthy futures for themselves, their communities and the planet.

Climate Change event from November 2016

It is an open, inclusive group which involves staff, and students, from all four of the University faculties from a spectrum of disciplines including; Dance Performance, Sociology, Tourism, Business, Accounting, Life Sciences, Sports Science, Construction, Media, and Journalism.

Sustainability Forum activities


Since 2016 we have designed and implemented University-wide events to involve students, staff and representatives of civic, public and private institutions in experiential, simulated and real-life learning.


We meet at least twice a year - PDF 932.6 KB , most recently on 1st June 2017 - PDF 68.7 KB and 21st September 2016 - PDF 179.4 KB . Staff and students are invited to a forthcoming open meeting will be held on 13 September 2017 - PDF 99.2 KB . For more information please email Diana Pritchard at

An open meeting will be held on Wednesday 21st January 2018 to discuss the future direction and scope of the Sustainability Forum as an active force for teaching, research and curriculum innovations.

Teaching Excellence

We celebrate that our dedicated community is valued for having shaped the institutional agenda. Academic participation is recognised within the Professional Teaching Scheme

In recognition of their effective work, core members of the Sustainability Forum were nominated by the University for the prestigious HEA Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence.

Group of staff

(Left to right: Dr Nicolas Worsfold, Biological Science; Dr Diana Pritchard, Centre for Learning Excellence; Dr Helen Connolly, Sociology; Dr Tamara Ashley, Dance Performance; David Jazani, Construction)

Research activities

Founding and core members collaborate in research activities including; conference papers and publications

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