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Meet this year’s Responsible Futures Working Group!

Here, at UCEM, we hold the Responsible Futures accreditation mark which is a change programme hosted by Students Organising for Sustainability UK (SOS-UK). The programme aims to support institutions in…

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‘Breathing new life into old walls’

Our MSc Building Surveying programme leader, Dr James Ritson, presented his research on the carbon value of heritage at the 4th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings (EEHB)…

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Eco-anxiety: what is it and how can you combat it?

In this guest article for Mental Health Awareness Week, our sustainability education and engagement officer, Jessica Gordon-Calvert, explains what eco-anxiety is and shares her thoughts on how to combat it.…

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The UK energy crisis – what can we do? Some sustainable solutions

People in the UK are bracing themselves for soaring energy bills from April after the nation’s energy regulator, Ofgem, announced it would be raising its cap on prices by 54%.…

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5 tips for becoming an environmental champion: Guest article by our new sustainability education and engagement officer, Jessica Gordon-Calvert

At UCEM, we are on a mission to be the world’s most sustainable university. Our innovation and partnerships team is responsible for coordinating UCEM’s approach to sustainability and, therefore, plays…

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‘Join the Race to Zero’: UCEM 2021 Property Award winner, Julie Hirigoyen’s speech

With 2021 drawing to a close, we are looking back at some of our highlights from the year, one of which was the return of the UCEM Property Awards as…

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Profile: Our 2021 honorary doctorate recipient, Sadie Morgan

We are revealing the latest recipients of a UCEM honorary doctorate all this week as we build up to our autumn graduation ceremonies on Friday and Saturday. First up is…

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Embedding sustainability within the curriculum

How exactly do you go about embedding sustainability across a university’s curriculum? This is the question we posed to our associate dean, Cathy Higgs, and building surveying programme leader, James…

Should we prioritise climate change or sustainability?

COP26 focused on climate change but should it really have been focusing on sustainability? Back in September we asked tutors Hazel Lobo and Janet Hontoir to discuss which of these…

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Podcast debate: Who holds the most responsibility for driving sustainability in the built environment?

Which stakeholder group holds the most responsibility for driving sustainability in the built environment? Is it legislators, investors, contractors or consumers? Four members of our academic team argued on behalf…

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Tackling the issue of coal consumption: Guest article from our real estate and management tutor, Hazel Lobo

Today is Energy Day at COP26, with discussions focused on transitioning from the use of coal to clean energy. We approached our tutor, Hazel Lobo – an environmental law expert,…

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‘Levelling up starts in homes’: Reflections from Andy Burnham’s keynote speech at Housing 2021

Last month, we attended Housing 2021 in Manchester. As well as networking, we listened in to the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham’s keynote speech in which he highlighted how…