Tag: Sustainability

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 →

Student survey:

Student Survey shows growing concern for how their place of study handles environmental issues. Written by Molly McMahon. Summary of the survey as a whole Students from the University of Worcester recently took part in The Student Perspectives on Education and Employment Survey for the year 2023/2024 This survey discusses what student’s priorities when choosing their university. From course reputation to environmental matters it all makes an impact on where people… Read more →

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Britain’s 2nd University Station: will it be Worcester?

Britain’s 2nd University Station: will it be Worcester? research done by and written by Jake Byrnes, Nicole Dressler, Mionna Green, Nick Stone, and Elisabeth Whittemore, edited and co-written by Heather Sykes Background  Public transportation is often used by those who commute to school or work for reasons such as time, cost, or flexibility. Trains are a cost-effective and more environmentally… Read more →

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How Can We Improve Climate Education in Worcestershire Schools?

How Can We Improve Climate Education written by Teaching Greener members, Logan Frandsen, Caleb Powell, Noah Mester and Ethan Knight. Edited by Megan Asbury and Joe Toft. Illustrations by Joe Toft. Improving climate education Teaching Greener’s goal was to report on the implementation status of the climate education curriculum in Worcestershire from the perspective of secondary school faculties. To achieve… 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 →

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Driving for Sustainability with Electric Vehicles

Driving for Sustainability with Electric Vehicles written by Ari Bissoondial, Katy Hartmann, Sage Ortega-Shue, Jolie Walts and edited by Heather Sykes. Graphic by Ira Spiridonova. The UK has set some aims to work on improving sustainability in the country. One goal is to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 to cut down the effects of climate change. At the moment, the… Read more →

PPE and its impact on the environment

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is used to help limit the spread of infectious diseases to others and the wearer. It is widely used throughout healthcare sectors which come into contact with blood and other bodily fluids. Studies suggest that if each person in the UK wore a single-use face mask every day for 1 year, over 66,000 tonnes of unrecyclable plastic waste would be generated. Read more →