Throughout February and into early March, the Sustainability Skills and Education (SusSEd) programme has featured seven insightful talks on a range of topics.

These included presentations on diet, travel, supply chains, materials, agriculture and food waste amongst others and drew in attendees from across the university community.

SusSEd is a yearly event which aims to give attendees the knowledge and skills needed to bring about a more sustainable world. We’ve welcomed various staff members and around 100 students to the sold-out sessions throughout the month, and considering the thoughtful questions and discussions that came out during the post-talk Q&A’s, it’s clear that attendees really engaged with the sessions.

SusSEd is a great opportunity to showcase the sustainability research taking place at the University across different departments to the rest of the University community, and the sessions have also been a chance for attendees to reflect on their own behaviours and practices, as well as what wider societal changes need to take place. These challenges definitely left attendees with much to think about beyond the sessions themselves.

A huge thank you to our wonderful guest speakers: Vibhuti Patel, Kristin Bash, Dr Christian Reynolds, Jacob Nickles, Dr Matt Watson, Dr Rukkaya Ibrahim Muaza, Professor Lenny Koh and Jonas Cromwell.

Alice Potter, Sustainability Projects Assistant at the University of Sheffield said: “I’m really pleased at the success of this year’s SusSEd series. It is clear that we have a really engaged and knowledgeable staff and student body, as could be seen by the fantastic attendances and questions heard at our seven talks. I particularly enjoyed learning about the potential for real-world change as a result of this research at the University.”

“At Sheffield, we are committed to being evidence led in all our sustainability activity. Hearing about the leading research across the University is key to developing this approach.”

To hear more about sustainability events taking place across campus, email greenimpact@sheffield.ac.uk to ask about joining the mailing list.

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