This course is suitable for all academic, professional and support staff with management and/or leadership roles across the University. This course will be essential for managers who are involved in delivering the University vision and strategic aims, and therefore need to know how to implement elements of the University’s Sustainability Strategy as relevant to their own roles.

If the course is FULL, then please register on our waiting list by emailing your details to

To participate no pre-requisites, requirements or prior knowledge is necessary however delegates should read the Sustainability Strategy and Action Plan before attending. During the session you will develop an individual action plan so please also think about an aspect of your work you would especially like to consider.

Overall aim of course: To assist leaders and managers in their development of a good knowledge and understanding of sustainability, the University Sustainability Strategy and implications for their own roles.

Intended outcomes + benefits from attending:

By the end of the session delegates will:
• Understand what sustainability is and be equipped with the skills to identify sustainability issues in work and wider contexts.
• Know about the University wide Sustainability Strategy and understand the implications of the strategy for their roles.
• Have developed an individual action plan relevant to their school/service/role.
• Know who to speak to about any ongoing issues they might have and scheduled a review date.

Indicative content:
Main topics covered will be:
• Sustainability: what do we mean and why all the fuss
• The Sustainability Strategy: implications for managers
• The Action Plan: implications for managers
• Aims and objectives: personal objective setting for sustainable outcomes

Learning and teaching methods: The session will be very ‘hands on’ with only short, information giving, presentations including examples of real world scenarios. Individual and group work will be included in the session.

Claire Bastin joined the University in 2008 as a Teaching Fellow and PG Researcher in the Sustainability Research Institute. She joined the Sustainability Service as Sustainability Manager in October 2014, where she managed projects under the Being a Positive Partner in Society strategic theme. Prior to joining the University Claire had a wide-ranging career in training and development and project management, including developing and rolling out IT, Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainability programmes in public (e.g. Royal Mail, British Waterways, CWDC), private (e.g. KPMG, City of London Telecom) and third sector organisations (e.g. Big Life Company).