The following academic targets guide our actions
Curriculum: Develop a teaching and learning framework plus subject-specific guidance, as a platform for ongoing work to support colleagues in embedding sustainability across core course offerings, particularly professional courses.
Research: Seek funding to establish new research streams and support research networking opportunities
Student Experience: Develop a work placement and professional exchange programme for students.
Public Engagement: Launch RCE and establish its programme of public engagement activities.
Partnerships: Develop a sustainability partnership programme for FE Colleges in the area of sustainability.
Academic Profile: Participate in international and high profile sustainability research programmes.
The following corporate targets guide our actions
Strategy: Pilot embedding of sustainability into strategic decision making by the leadership of the University.
Action Planning: Develop a sustainable travel action plan in consultation with staff and students.
Campus Management: Implement the University’s carbon management plan to reduce our carbon emissions and install sub-metering across the University estate..
Communications: Develop web content that illustrates what sustainability means to our students and celebrate sustainability achievements of all departments across the University.
Accountability: Continue to develop a system for tracking the implementation of the Sustainability Strategy which enables us to report against Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for sustainability.
Reporting: Widen the scope of reporting on the University’s greenhouse gas emissions to include emissions from travel.
The following actions will be prioritised from 2011 to address the need to reduce our carbon footprint:
- Establish a Low Carbon Sub-Working Group.
- Install sub-meters across the University estate with automatic monitoring and reporting (AMR).
- Initiate a monitoring & targeting (M&T) system.
- Investigate potential sources of funding to assist the University to achieve its low carbon aims.
- Establish a baseline travel carbon footprint and develop a sustainable travel action plan to reduce the emissions from travel.