Category: Campus

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Sustainability Skills Survey: Worcester Students Given A Voice

Sustainability Skills Survey: Worcester Students Given a Voice. Written by Sian Evans and Rosie Bramwell. Graphics by Fay Askew. According to a recent Sustainability Skills Survey, there is more to choosing which University to attend than just the campus and various courses it has to offer. At the start of the 2022/2023 academic year, NUS hosted a Sustainability Skills Survey.… Read more →

Sustainability Scores Soar in Student and Staff Survey

Words by Heather Sykes, Creative Writing and Illustration Student. Graphs by Aleksandr Mäeots, Film Production Student. Further material was written by Dr Sian Evans. Survey Highlights In 2021-2022 and again in the 2022-2023 academic years, the university asked students and staff about sustainability knowledge and awareness, this is a longitudinal study going back a number of years so we can… Read more →

Learning about Sustainability and Cooking Pizza

Sustainability learning by cooking pizza in a wood-fired oven During our training as Residential Life Team members (RLT),  were introduced to the significance and impact of Sustainability, by the University of Worcester sustainability department. Giving us a chance to develop our skills for maintaining and protecting the environment and importantly making a positive societal impact. A fun way to learn… Read more →

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Post-Covid impacts on sustainability awareness and behaviours highlighted in student and staff surveys

In 2023 the surveys with students and staff were repeated. Response rates were very low for students n=281 and n=380 for staff. The extremely low student response rate may be a post-Covid symptom. Sustainability awareness and behaviours amongst staff and students have changed in 2023 compared to previous years. With 87% of students declaring they are very or somewhat committed… Read more →

Student Sustainability Skills Annual Survey

Four hundred and twenty-one University of Worcester students participated in the 2022-23 SOS UK student skills survey, the fifth-highest number of responses across the country. Students Rosie Bramwell and Fay Askew review the data and discuss what are the next steps. The University of Worcester students also took part in the 2020-21 Sustainability Skills survey which received over 8700 responses… 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 →

Free Accredited Auditing training and experience

Volunteering Opportunity – one day Interested in gaining some valuable training and experience in environmental auditing? We are offering FREE accredited auditor training -Institue of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) Approved You’ll receive a full mornings training in the requirements of environmental auditing followed by a free lunch, and then first-hand environmental auditing experience in the afternoon. No skills are… Read more →

Introduction to Sustainability at the University of Worcester

by Katy Boom, Director of Sustainability at the University of Worcester Do you want to learn new skills in sustainability? Do you want to understand how social, economic and environmental factors influence and interplay and how we can protect our planet for future generations? The Introduction to Sustainability presentation below gives a taster of the work we do at the… Read more →

Students sign up for sustainability!

In the 2021-22 academic year, around 100 students signed up to become involved in the University’s sustainability activities throughout the year.  In order to both help promote sustainability and enhance their CVs, opportunities to sign up for paid jobs, volunteering activities and placements were popular.  The other most popular choice (62% signing up) was involvement in Go Green Week in… Read more →

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Bird Watching For Well-being at Worcester

Bird Watching For Well-being at Worcester written by and images by Heather Sykes Dr Mike Wheeler is the Head of Biological Sciences and Principal Lecturer in Biology at the University of Worcester has brought bird-watching for well-being to campus, he writes about it in this blog. Well-being at uni is key. The University of Worcester encourages students to take care… Read more →

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Concerned about the clothing crisis? Re-home your clothes on campus

‘Concerned about the clothing crisis? Re-home your clothes on campus’ written by Dominic Parry, edit and images by Becky Adams. Re-home your clothes on campus Giving your clothes a second lease on life is a great way to get rid of your unwanted clothes, and also help the environment. You can easily re-home your clothes on campus at the University of Worcester, using the British… Read more →

How did Covid-19 Affect Staff and Student Travel in 2020?

How did Covid-19 Affect Staff and Student Travel in 2020? by University of Worcester Digital Creative Assistants, Becky Adams and Amber Horne How do staff and students of the University of Worcester travel? Student and staff travel surveys have been conducted to assess the impact of Covid-19 on travel habits. Respondents to the survey were lower than previous years, and… Read more →