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Change Today, Protect tomorrow. susthingsout is The University of Worcester's community blog on sustainability. It has an external facing side (as a publishing platform) and an internal learning side, which is private to the students and academics. Its impact is in linkages to sustainability projects (Academic, Social, Economic and Environmental) introduced into the curriculum by live internal and external events, student-led projects, talks, conferences, special features, guest contributors and case histories so students can see that we can change today to protect tomorrow.

University of Worcester vacancies: UniCycle/Woo Bikes Campaign Coordinator

UniCycle/Woo Bikes Campaign Coordinator This is an opportunity to play a key role in UniCycle and a new Woo Bikes e-bike share scheme on campus. UniCycle is a national, government-funded pilot that The University Worcester is participating in with support from Love to Ride and NUS. Woo Bikes is a local collaborative partnership extending the university bike loan scheme with… Read more →

Energy-Saving Students’ Union Project Celebrated at House of Lords Reception

Representatives of Worcester Students’ Union’s innovative Energize Worcester project attended a reception to showcase green contributions being made by students across the country at a House of Lords reception last week. The National Union of Students (NUS) parliamentary reception celebrated the positive impact of 25 projects – all of which have been supported by the NUS’s Students’ Green Fund. Using… Read more →

Visiting Slovenian Academic Talks About Her Research in Šalek Valley, Slovenia

As part of the University of Worcester’s lunchtime sustainability talks, Natalija Speh, visiting academic from Slovenia talks about her recent research in Šalek Valley. Food production, organic farms, renewable energy We were interested in the economic perspective of farms, we wanted to know their attitude to energy supply as a supplementary farm activity or if they might have experienced renewable energy sources. The purpose of this research is to examine the… Read more →

New disease poses a threat to oaks in city’s woods

The local newspaper announced last week that oak diseases are now a threat to local trees. Will the Midlands landscape be altered forever? Come to a fascinating lunchtime talk from Ewan Calcott, Forestry Commission North West & West Midlands Area manager.  Ewan will tell us exactly what this threat is and he will explain  about sustainable forest management and planning.… Read more →