Gloucestershire to hold event on Student Experience with Education for Sustainability (EfS)


The annual Education for Sustainability (EfS) event of the University of Gloucestershire (UoG) will be held at the University’s Park Campus on 10 June 2015.

This year’s event, titled ‘Raising the Stakes in the Student Experience with EfS’, is focusing on student experience as part of Festivals Fortnight.

This annual event series is the flagship of the university’s Learning for Sustainable Futures Scheme (LSFS). Launched in 2012 as part of the university’s approach to enhancing the quality of learning and teaching across all subject areas, the LSFS is a collaborative initiative between the university’s Sustainability Team and the Academic Development Unit. Through an annual call for project proposals, this scheme provides staff with grants to lead and develop new projects to embed EfS approaches into the curriculum and student learning experiences.

At this event, the leaders of the LSFS projects will share their work in areas such as Accountancy, Fine Art, Business, Fashion, Product Design, Sports Placements, Tourism and Libraries.

Moreover, in an interactive panel discussion, guests from three other universities (Plymouth University, University of East Anglia and University of Wales Trinity St David) will join the UoG Student Union’s Greener Gloucestershire team to share new ideas and initiatives on engaging students in sustainability.

An outline of the day’s programme is as follows:

• Opening and Welcome (Maureen McLaughlin, UoG)
• Promising Futures: 7 Years of Innovation and Change at UoG (Prof Daniella Tilbury)
• Sustainability and the Student Experience (Jamie Agombar, National Union of Students)
• Event Themes (Dr Alex Ryan, UoG & Prof Sharon Turnbull, Leadership Trust)

• Future Professionals and EfS: Nurturing Responsible Accountants
• Supporting Sustainability Literacy and Learning through Library Services
• The 2020 Curriculum: Reframing Business Learning Priorities
• Powerful Placements for Sustainability Skills
• Project Leaders Q&A

• Students Workbook at UEA (Prof Tim O’Riordan, University of East Anglia)
• Student Experience at TSD (Dr Carolyn Hayles, University of Wales Trinity St David)
• Student Initiatives at Plymouth (Prof Stephen Sterling, University of Plymouth)
• Greener Gloucestershire & EfS (Rachel Purdon, Jenny Barnes & Meg Baker, UoG)
• Chat Show Discussion
• Closing Remarks on student sustainability journeys at UoG (Prof Stephen Marston, Vice-Chancellor UoG)

• Fashion Futures: Designing new Curricula with EfS
• Engaged Citizens: Creating the Future through Fine Art
• Designing Sustainable Futures
• Curriculum for Responsible Tourism Professionals
• Project Leaders Q&A

• Discussion groups


The event is free to attend. To reserve a place, please email Barbara Rainbow:

For overviews on the LSFS events of the last two years, please visit:

2014 | Education for Sustainability (EfS) is enriching curriculum and student experience at Gloucestershire, says Professor Tilbury

2013 | Gloucestershire workshop on Education for Sustainability in Higher Education

The graphic is adapted from the event programme.




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