Measuring Sustainable Development Research in a University

International frameworks and the UK Research Councils highlight the need for Sustainable Development Research  to inform policy making, science and technology, yet indicators to measure this activity in universities are only slowly emerging. Kingston University’s first attempt to establish a practical methodology for an Sustainable Development Research indicators based on a highly replicable desk-based study. Visiting students from Worcester Polytechnic… Read more →

Unlocking the River Severn – citizen science and young volunteers

Hello! We are students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), located in Worcester, Massachusetts in the USA. We were in Worcester, UK to complete a project as part of our degree requirements. The four of us that make up this team are in our third of four years of university. We are working with the Severn Rivers Trust (SRT) on their Unlocking the Severn project,… Read more →

E-Bike share in Worcester

Operating on the University of Worcester campus since 2012, an investment from the WLEP,  Worcestershire County Council and Worcester City Council has now blossomed into a successful bike share of 100 bikes, 50 are Gtech electric bikes. Known as Woo Bikes this 2 year pilot is investigating the impact of e-bikes to the fleet and is working with large employers… Read more →

Two reindeer toys made from scrape material and wire on a white background.

Re-using reclaimed materials to make handcrafted gifts

Beautiful handcrafted gifts in Worcester Q. What do a reindeer, a pincushion, silly specs and washing up liquid have in common? A. They’re all found in the Pump House Environment Centre’s Eco Shop. The Pump House in Worcester is run by environmental charity, the Duckworth Worcestershire Trust and as well as hosting an ethical café and space for meetings, the… Read more →

A Review of the Energize Worcester: Phase II Project

American Students Collaborating to Combat Energy Inefficiency in Student HMO Properties For the past 8 weeks, students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the United States have been working with the University of Worcester to continue the Energize Worcester project, a sustainability project that has been going on for a few years.  The team wanted to further understand both student perceptions… Read more →