Falmouth University


Changing the University culture to accelerate sustainability

Since declaring a climate and ecological emergency in 2019, a key ambition has been to positively change how students go about their lives on and off campus. We have delivered a series of engagement programs and activities to educate and inspire action towards the climate and environment emergency.

We have identified a number of programmes that are run either through, i) a bottom-up or grassroots approach led by students or the Student Union Green Committee or, ii) top-down which has been delivered by the University professional services team.

Ultimately, these programmes and our plans are building into a student pathway strategy which looks at how sustainability can be integrated into every aspect of student life at Falmouth University.

Top 3 Learnings

  1. Successful engagement with students requires using a variety of communication channels.  
  2. Supporting a grass roots approach has proven to be highly valuable route to driving sustainability.  
  3. Our programmes equip students with future development skills relevant to their industry and personal lifestyle.
3 - Good Health and Well-Being 4 - Quality Education 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities 13 - Climate Action
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