Training opportunities for staff and students across different sustainability topics

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The University has a clear vision and strategy to embed sustainability in everything it does, from teaching and research to campus operations and partnerships. We offer a range of training, teaching, events, and advice for staff to help you learn more about sustainability and make a difference, no matter where you work at Lancaster.

Positive Change Week

Positive Change Week was a week-long celebration of sustainability and social responsibility on campus and online. Staff and students were invited to join in with online learning and in-person events to learn more about sustainability and social change.

Positive Change Week

Development opportunities

The University provides a range of opportunities for staff and students to develop their understanding of sustainability and social impact, and how to implement sustainable practice into their roles at the University and beyond.

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Climate Anxiety training

In February 2024, we hosted a 1-hour climate anxiety training workshop for staff and students to attend, run by academic expert Dr Nadine Andrews.

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Sustainability Knowledge Exchange

We host a Sustainability Knowledge Exchange event every term, where staff and students get together to share best practices and examples of positive change from their areas to share with others.

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The EcoEats project provides frequent cooking classes with University chefs throughout the year for students to learn how to cook healthy, fresh produce and learn about sustainable food.

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Elevenses is a series of development events across the academic year, where a range of professional services teams showcase their work with colleagues from across the University. This year, we have provided two 1-hour events for all staff on an introduction to sustainability and scope 3 emissions.

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Procurement training

All staff are offered the chance to join procurement training sessions each year, which focus on sustainable procurement and how to select suppliers who have been chosen for their sustainability performance.

Staff resources

We have created some sustainability resources aimed at helping staff easily access information about sustainability at Lancaster. The aim is to make it easy for all staff, especially when starting, to understand the University’s approach to sustainability, and how they can contribute.

Sustainability resources

Get involved

Ways you can get involved in practical solutions on campus