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Category Archive: Learning for a Sustainable Future

  1. Wednesday, 13th January 2016 at 4:28pm

    Free Carbon Literacy Training for Manchester Met students

    Do you want to improve your employability by gaining knowledge and skills other graduates don’t have? Are you worried about climate change and want to find out ways you can act on it? With the recent international climate agreement delivered in Paris to “limit global temperature increases to well below 2°C … and to pursue […]

  2. Monday, 30th November 2015 at 12:30pm

    Education Investment Survey

    NUS are interested in gathering opinions from across the education sector to gauge student and staff attitudes towards investments, research funding and pensions, as well as attitudes towards fossil fuels, renewable energy and climate change. They would like to hear everyone’s views on the subject, so if you can please complete the short survey! To thank you […]

  3. Tuesday, 13th October 2015 at 10:33am

    Education for Sustainable Development an introductory workshop

    We would love you to join us in this introductory workshop delivered by the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CELT), entitled Engaging with Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). It is aimed at staff who may be interested/involved in ESD etc. and getting started rather than experts already! Engaging with Education for Sustainable Development […]

  4. Wednesday, 30th September 2015 at 2:03pm

    Orchard Planting Day- 21 Oct

    We are excited about a new community orchard-set to be planted this October at MMU Birley Campus. Hulme Community Garden Centre have taken care of a twenty-two varieties of apple, pear, cherry and plum fruit tree saplings over the last 3 years- are we are now getting ready to work with volunteers from across the […]

  5. Tuesday, 29th September 2015 at 12:22pm

    Time to Act on Climate Change

    In December, world leaders will meet in Paris to discuss international action on Climate Change. COP21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, will, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, aim to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below […]

  6. Friday, 28th August 2015 at 10:09am

    Sharing our sustainability knowledge and experience

    You may know of The Environment Team for Waste & Recycling but we have been branching out over the past few years. From estates and operations to teaching and research, we are committed to spreading the sustainability message. We have been working closely with our academic colleagues to increase the opportunities to learn about sustainability […]

  7. Monday, 29th June 2015 at 12:16pm

    MOOCs – the future of learning?

    Much has been made in recent years of the Massive Open Online Courses (or MOOCs) now available on the internet. Will they replace formal education? Will they herald the end of Universities? The answer, I believe, is no. However, they can form a new part of the education jigsaw, and one that could be vital […]

  8. Friday, 27th March 2015 at 8:59am

    Are you Carbon literate?

        If you are reading this you are literate in one sense at least, however, you may not be Carbon Literate. Are you aware of the carbon costs and impacts of your everyday activities? Do you feel you have the ability and motivation to reduce your carbon emissions on an individual, community and organisational […]

  9. Thursday, 5th February 2015 at 9:26am

    Annual Environmental Sustainability Statement

    As part of our vision to become one of the most environmentally sustainable universities in the world, we have set ourselves some ambitious targets! In 2014, MMU developed a new Environmental Sustainability Strategy. Taking us from 2014 – 2020, the strategy sets out the actions MMU needs to take to achieve our aims and become […]

  10. Friday, 14th November 2014 at 2:57pm

    Responsible Futures Project at MMU

    MMU has been chosen alongside 15 Higher and Further Education Institutions to pilot the NUS Responsible Futures project,  an externally assessed accreditation mark. MMU and The Union MMU are taking a whole institution approach towards embedding social and environmental responsibility across its formal and informal curriculum. The project, sponsored by Penny Renwick (Pro Vice Chancellor for Quality […]