Introduction to sustainability

14 March 2024, 14:00 - 15:30
Online (Zoom)

Introduction to Sustainability: Thursday 14 March 2:00pm-3:30pm

The full aims of the interactive workshop are to:

  1. understand student demand for sustainability and climate education
  2. explore the meaning of sustainability
  3. make the connection between sustainability and climate education
  4. understand the relevant frameworks defining sustainability, and how to apply them.

How it will work

The session will be led by Students Organising For Sustainability –UK, who have worked closely with UCU on these issues. The taught session will last for about 50-60 minutes, after which UCU’s policy office who leads on sustainability will lead a discussion on what this all means for you, which should take another 15 to 20 minutes. The total time commitment will be less than an hour and a half.

Please note that you will need to join the meeting within 15 minutes of the start time and that we will not be able to admit latecomers who are more than 15 minutes late. This is due to the fact that in order to ensure that breakout groups work effectively we need to give detailed instructions at the outset which it will be impractical to repeat.

We plan to use the zoom “chat” function during the session. If that will in any way inhibit your full participation please contact us beforehand so that alternative arrangements can be made. You will need to find a quiet space, away from distractions (like telephone and email!), and you may prefer to use headphones for the session. I would also recommend that you check that you can use zoom before the session if you are unfamiliar with it.

Live transcription will be available. We are passionately committed to ensuring that everyone can fully participate in UCU CPD sessions so if you need us to make any additional facilities available to you please get in touch as soon as you can. We will do everything possible to help.

If you have any questions please email Glen at

In solidarity,
Glen Pickard and Tracy Walsh
Learning and Development Coordinators

Bookings are no longer allowed on this date.