Author: Rosie Bramwell

Drinking coffee, writing poetry and trying to keep my plants alive 🪴

Staff Travel Survey 2023-2024

The results for the 2023-2024 Staff Travel Survey are in! How do they compare to the Student Travel Survey results which highlighted the importance for car travel around the university. Hosted by Katy Boom, edited by Rosie Bramwell. The key findings from the data are: Read about the key findings for the Student Travel Survey from 2023-2024 here! Read more →

plants and terrariums in the glazed lobby entrance of the student sustainability hub

Student Sustainability Hub

The Student Sustainability Hub is officially open in the Thomas Telford building on St Johns Campus. Written by Katy Boom, edited by Rosie Bramwell. A new self-access facility offering drop-in and workshops for all students has been established by the Worcester Students’ Union and the University of Worcester. A facility that’s open every day from 7.00 am to 10 pm… Read more →

Illustration of worcester for clean air day

Combating Air Pollution: “Clean Air Day in Worcester”

Air pollution is not a localised issue, but a global threat with far-reaching consequences. Taking these proactive measures can pave the way for a healthier, cleaner, and more sustainable future. Written by Emily Luan. First look into air pollution as a global issue Air pollution is not a localised issue, but a global threat with far-reaching consequences. The uncontrolled release… Read more →

Sustainability: A Student Perspective

Sustainability is a topic that has gained significant attention in recent years. Looking at the behaviours of University of Worcester students in their every day lives can explain the contributions towards sustainability. Written by Katy Boom. Edited by Rosie Bramwell As we become more aware of our impact on the environment, it’s crucial to understand how we can make changes… Read more →

Staff Sustainability Culture in 2024

Here we present the findings of a survey conducted among 255 staff focusing on their sustainability practices and awareness of the University’s sustainability efforts. It is pleasing to see this indicates a high level of commitment to sustainability among the respondents, with a majority engaging in sustainable practices regularly. Written by Katy Boom. Edited by Rosie Bramwell. Staff Sustainability Practices… Read more →

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10 years of Digital Publishing

SusThingsOut is ten years old! This year we celebrate the anniversary of our student-led magazine, where students have worked with staff and academics to gain useful skills in digital publishing. Students and staff presented at a Students as Co-Creators AdvanceHE Symposium in January 2024 to help celebrate 10 years of co-creating content with student Digital Creative Assistants. Watch our short… Read more →

Earth Day at The Hive

Green Impact Project Assistants helped with activities at The Hive’s annual Earth Day celebrations. Written by Katy Boom. Edited by Rosie Bramwell. Green Impact Project Assistants helped with a range of Go Green Week activities at The Hive’s annual Earth Day celebrations and the launch of their Sustainability Festival. This extremely successful event, a highlight in their calendar, attracted around… Read more →

Illustration of pie chart showing percentage of responses from first, second and third year students

Sustainability Skills Survey: Worcester Students Given A Voice

Sustainability Skills Survey 2023-24: Key Findings  The Sustainability Skills Survey 2023-24, conducted with 12,551 UK students, including 463 from the University of Worcester, revealed insightful trends about student perspectives on sustainability, education, and future employment.  Many respondents believe their courses will equip them with the skills to improve people’s health and quality of life.  Factors in Choosing a Place to… Read more →

Terrariums: Sustainability In A Bottle

Terrariums are self-contained tropical ecosystems that grow inside a closed container. This is a good example of sustainability, just in a bottle, jar, or vase. Written by Rosie Bramwell. Illustrated by Charlie Marston. An interview with the two Worcester students – Mac Weekley and Elisha Parkes – who co-hosted the terrarium workshop During our annual Go Green Week, students hosted… Read more →

The Allotments at the University of Worcester

Students in University of Worcester’s Allotment society have an incredible impact on campus, including working with the annual Sustainability event Go Green Week. We spoke to a member of the society, Briagh Harker, to get their voice, and share the work they do every year with the university. Interview conducted and written by Rosie Bramwell. An interview with a member… Read more →

Above and beyond with Heather Sykes

Heather Sykes, a recent Worcester graduate, sat down with us to talk about the work she did alongside her studies. From being a Sustainability Mentor and Student Ambassador to hosting Bird-Drawing Workshops, Heather was always on the move. Written and interviewed by Rosie Bramwell. A bit about Heather Heather Sykes is a recent graduate from the University of Worcester who… Read more →

‘A Radical Shift is Required’ to save the NHS!

Chair of the NHS Confederation says that ‘A Radical Shift is Required’ in order to save our NHS. Lord Victor Adebowale CBE came back for the annual Worcester Cathedral and University of Worcester Lecture: “Is the NHS sick?”. Written by Rosie Bramwell. Graphics by Lovro Fučkar. Interviews conducted by Fay Askew. Lord Victor Adebowale CBE, is came to Worcester on… Read more →

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Can the Digital Twin identify energy inefficiencies on campus?

Students from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute used Digital Twin technology to observe current energy usage and inefficiencies on campus. Written by Rosie Bramwell. How can energy usage be improved at the University of Worcester? Four students from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) set up a research project in the Sheila Scott building on the St Johns campus. These students worked on… Read more →

The Fold: “how inappropriate land use can damage soils”

The University of Worcester works with a local community farm, The Fold, to help spread the message on how inappropriate land use can damage soils. Written by Katy Boom. Edited by Rosie Bramwell. Globally, the most frequent cause of hunger is poverty. Supporting students in a cost-of-living crisis means looking at the food source. Helping them to grow their produce… Read more →

Three students, one in waders standing in Duck Brook, a second holding a tray with water samples in, the thrird recording data on a phone

Students monitor the local aquatic ecosystem in Duck Brook

University of Worcester’s geography students visited Duck Brook to help the City Council and local environmental groups monitor the local aquatic ecosystem. Written by Katy Boom and Dr Sian Evans. Edited by Rosie Bramwell. Duck Brook is next to the University Playing fields in Battenhall, Worcester, just a 40-minute walk from the St Johns Campus. For 8 years, geography students… Read more →