5 tips for becoming an environmental champion

Blistering heat, disastrous floods, melting glaciers and rising sea levels, on top of more frequent and intense droughts, are just some of the catastrophic effects of climate change. We all…

5 practical tips for saving energy costs

5 practical tips for saving energy costs

We are in the midst of a cost-of-living crisis which has spread across the globe. Significant increases to the cost of food and energy have outstripped worker's salaries, and spiralling…

The issue of coal consumption

The UK has a long history with coal consumption stretching back to the 1800s. Despite many thinking that the 1970's saw the end of coal consumption in the UK, the…

Introducing: Our new Student Officers for Sustainability

Our ambition is to become the world’s most sustainable university and we are keen to have students at the heart of our journey to achieve this. For the past couple…

Living sustainably without breaking the bank

The COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and the cost-of-living crisis are affecting us all in different ways. Everything seems to be getting more expensive and those of us based in the…

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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…