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Student Sustainability Conference

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The Student Sustainability Conference is one day event run by the Sustainability Team for our students, to either present your work or attend as a delegate.

The event will explore all aspects of sustainability and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and encourage debate, or collaboration, between you and fellow students from other courses.

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Event agenda

Plus Icon When is it?

19 November 2019. The conference will also be part of the School for Social Sciences Festival of Politics and International Relations.

Plus Icon Who is it for?

All Leeds Beckett students (undergraduates, postgraduate taught and research).

Plus Icon Why are we doing it?

The Sustainability team want to hear what you have to say about the state of the world we live in and your ideas on how to improve it. The aim is to promote peer-to-peer learning, stimulate interdisciplinary learning and raise the profile of sustainability within the university.

Plus Icon How do I book as a delegate?

Visit our Eventbrite page to book this event.

Plus Icon I want to present, can I present work I’ve already done?

Yes. You don’t have to produce new work to present. Presentations can be on work completed, in progress or on a planned dissertation or research title. This is an opportunity to help develop research/dissertation titles, gain ideas on how to progress it and get helpful contacts.

Plus Icon How do I apply to present and can it be a poster presentation?

You can either, present a poster during a dedicated 1hr slot on the day with a number of other students or do your own presentation to a room at a time slot to be determined.

Simply send a one page brief to giving the title of your presentation, school & course, your contact details, tell us if it is a poster or presentation and explain how your presentation:

  1. Relates to the three pillars of sustainability (social, economics, environment)
  2. Will progress one or all of these pillars
  3. Can be applied in the ‘real world’ for positive change

Presentations to a room should be 30 minutes with a further 10 minutes for questions and answers.

Plus Icon What sort of things are you looking for?

Poetry, research on energy efficiency, mental health issues or the impacts of climate change in third world countries. Videos, literature, pictures and drama can all be used and you can frame it in an historical, present day or future context. It doesn’t have to be a standard presentation.

Plus Icon Timescales
  • February – May 2019
    Submit your brief to the sustainability team

  • June – August 2019
    The sustainability team will assess each brief and let you know if you have been successful

  • September – November 2019
    Promote event and presenters to the wider university

Plus Icon Confirmed presenters
  • Hannah Temme, "A Dilemma: Envisioning a future in a darkening world"
  • Dominic Browning, "Whose Heirloom?"
  • Trish Coll, "The co-construction of narrative: understanding the responsible tourist’s contribution to storytelling"
  • Kathrin Kloeti, "Indigenous Tourism to Arctic Europe and Sápmi"
  • Leah Earnshaw, "The Genes of Jeans"
  • Eco Soup team, "The Sustainable Success of Eco Soup at Leeds Beckett University"
  • Oritseweyinmi Orighoye & Toyosi Bakare, "Using Environmental Education to Address Climate Change in a Developing Country (Nigeria)"
  • Jayne Cunningham, "Edible Packaging: Harvesting Health"
  • Suyin Chia, "Achieving healthy diets while supporting sustainability"

Event Details

19 November 2019 -
19 November 2019
09:00 - 17:00
Rose Bowl, City Campus, Leeds Beckett University, LS1 3HB
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