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Sustainability Seminar Series

06 Jan 2017

The Sustainability Seminar series will open up to staff and students this month as an opportunity to explore environmental sustainability at the University


As part of the staff learning and engagement programme, 10,000 Actions, the Environmental Sustainability team is launching a series of Sustainability Seminars, with the aim to outline the effects of sustainability at the University of Manchester.

Each seminar will focus on different topics of sustainability that concerns the University with short presentations from academics, researchers, professional support staff and colleagues from across the city. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to showcase any work they are doing relevant to the topic area of the seminar, this may be highlighted during discussions or displayed in a poster.

The first seminar starts on Tuesday, 10 January in room G.205, Alan Turning Building and will focus on how the University uses energy. The seminar will be run by the Technology Director of Manchester Energy/Professor of High Voltage, Ian Cotton, and the Assistant Mechanical and Energy Engineer. They will both discuss how the University uses energy which costs approximately £12 million each year.

The Sustainability Seminar Series will be open to all University staff and students who wish to attend and will be held every two weeks from January 2017 until May 2017. Every seminar will be held over lunch between the hours of 12-1pm and will last one hour with time afterwards for informal discussion and engagement.





Tuesday, 10 January

G.205, Alan Turing

Energy: How do we use energy in our buildings and how do we expect this to change?

Professor Ian Cotton and Sian Nord

Wednesday, 1 February 

G.207, Alan Turing

Cities, Our Urban Environment: Is city living a positive in sustainability terms?

Professor James Evans and Jonny Sadler

Tuesday, 14 February 

3.204, University Place

Air quality: Changing air quality and the impact on health.

Professor Gordon Mcfiggans and Dr Sheena Cruickshank

Tuesday, 28 February

3.204, University Place



Wednesday, 15 March

G.205, Alan Turing

Health and Wellbeing: How do our buildings and greenspace contribute to our wellbeing?

Dr Jeremy Carter and Kelly Watson

Thursday, 30 March 

2.218, University Place

Commuter and Business Travel: The impact of the Oxford Road corridor travel changes.

David Budd and Julia Durkan

Tuesday, 11 April

G.209, Alan Turing



Wednesday, 26 April

G.205, Alan Turing



Wednesday, 10 May

4.205, University Place

Influencing and Persuading Skills for Sustainability: Seminar for all, with focus on current individual and team work through designated sustainability champions and Green Impact.

Dr Sherilyn MacGregor and Dr Emma Gardner

Find out more

To sign up to one of the seminars of the Sustainability Series, visit:

To sign up to the first seminar, visit: