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Katy has led the development of wide ranging sustainability initiatives at the University of Worcester in her role as director of sustainability. Her work focuses on the campus, working in the community and embedding sustainability in the curriculum. Overseeing the development of students as partners on major sustainability change programs and building sustainability skills with students and student volunteers Katy’s work has won a number of national and international awards. Katy is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the EAUC. Katy represents the University on Worcestershire's Local Nature Partnership and Worcestershire Climate Change Strategy Group and is a member of the SuLiTest UK Steering Group. Katy's research interests include frameworks for measuring sustainability culture in Higher Education, managing energy in student rented homes, an online magazine for students, academics and practitioners to engage students in sustainable development and developing bike share schemes.

Campus Go Green Week February 2020

Go Green Week is back once again! Read on to find out what we’ve got planned for this year – notebooks at the ready… On Monday, Nature & Wellbeing: Spend time with some adorable therapy dogs, or visit the nature and wildlife stalls to learn more about the local life. We’ll also be providing free bird feeders and wildflower seed bombs!… Read more →

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From Waste Fabrics to a Sustainable Cup Cosy: Student Naomi Explains Her Product!

Naomi, a student from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, was briefed with making something new from the waste fabrics of a furniture company. Her innovative idea for a cup cosy kit has been very well received, so Digital Creative Assistant, Francesca, recently interviewed Naomi about the process and product! Check it out below!   How does your university course… Read more →

Heating Decision Making in Student Housing: influences and future options

Despite the efforts of landlords, local authorities and government, houses in multiple occupation (HMO) are often perceived as cold, and sometimes damp, with the tenants spending disproportionately large sums on energy. A 2018 report by the National Union of Students on students’ experiences nationally found that: “49% of students described their HMOs as drafty and cold as a result of… Read more →

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Sustainability at the University of Worcester : Discussing New Ideas with the SU President

Digital Creative assistant, Francesca, recently interviewed the new Student Union President, Harry Lonsdale, regarding how he and his fellow officers propose to integrate sustainability into university life. Check out the interview below to see how it went!   What plans do the Student Union have for integrating sustainability into university life? I and the other officers all have different plans, but… Read more →