3 July 2020
Developing a Global Green University Campus
The Global Challenge of “Green Campuses” can be defined as ensuring that universities make efficient use of resources to minimise their impact on the environment, as well as engage students (in their roles as future leaders of society), staff and local communities in the planning and use of higher education operations that respect the principles of sustainable development.
students participating in this module will work together on three tasks: (i) to frame the challenge of how to establish a green campus; (ii) to identify and select a range of ideas and best practice examples that can develop green solutions within universities; and (iii) to put together a “leadership proposal” in the form of a presentation pitch that communicates a practical vision of a real-life “green campus”.
This module aims to:
• Apply a range of analytical tools and frameworks that enable module participants to critically appraise the studying and living environment of the University of Liverpool (as a test example), whilst also comparing the situation with their own campuses from their differing countries/nations.
• Create and evaluate a practical set of proposals for delivering a “green campus” that firstly draws on best practice examples, and secondly ensures that student end-users are actively involved in the planning and implementation phases.
• Develop confidence in understanding and communicating cross-disciplinary ideas in different formats to diverse audiences.
• Improve skills in research and collaborative learning.
Credits are equivalent to 2.5 ECTS
GBP 0: Module must be taken as part of a Week 1-3 or Week 1-6 International Summer School programme, so no individual module prices are available.