University of St Andrews Climate Week

Landscape image of East Sands beach, St Andrews. A long stone wall pier lines the background and in the foreground, large pieces of driftwood are seen dotted along the sandy beach.

Centre for Ancient Environmental Studies Impact Workshop programme – 27 MayClimate Change Conference programme – 28 MayClimate Justice Workshop programme – 29 & 30 May The inaugural University of St Andrews Climate Week will run from 27-30 May 2024, with a series of events designed to highlight climate-themed research and build new cross-disciplinary collaborations. Climate … Read more

Travel blog: A North Sea Crossing: Ferry Travel as Sensory Experience and Sustainable Alternative

By Elsje van Kessel (Senior Lecturer, School of Art History). Published on: 30 January 2024. ‘Experience is Better than Knowledge’ – or so claims scholar of English literature and ‘blue humanities’ proponent Steve Mentz in a provocative article title borrowed from an early modern maritime manual. Human experiences of the sea, Mentz argues, can productively … Read more

STACEES Research Theme Development

Climate change and environmental sustainability are some of the most critical challenges facing our planet. Across the disciplinary breadth of the University of St Andrews, our researchers are addressing key questions on some of the most pressing issues of our generation. From energy ethics, climate justice and sustainable development to marine ecosystems, biodiversity tracking and … Read more

Travel blog: Once Upon a Train

By Lydia Cole (Lecturer, School of Geography and Sustainable Development). Published on: 26 October 2023. In late July of 2023, I left St Andrews, bound for Greifswald. This small, University town — quite similar to St Andrews, but significantly bigger — is on the shores of the Baltic Sea, in Northeast Germany. It is home … Read more

UKRI Environmental Sustainability Concordat discussion session

8 September, 9:30 – 10:30. STACEES and Prof Tom Brown (Vice-Principal Research, Collections and Innovation) will host a 1-hour discussion session about the UKRI’s draft Concordat for Environmental Sustainability of Research and Innovation Practice. Your valuable feedback will help to shape the University’s institutional response to this important draft document. The concordat “aims to gain agreement from all organisations … Read more

Summary of STACEES Travel Event Series

From March to May 2023, STACEES hosted an event series ‘Net Zero and the Direction of Travel in Scottish HE’. This four-part event series explored three key strands of travel through hybrid delivery talks delivered by a range of invited speakers, plus a chaired open discussion. The events were open to all staff, students and … Read more

Sustainability Events Bulletin – 30 May 2023

Welcome to the third and last May edition of the Sustainability Events Bulletin. This will be the last bulletin of the semester and we hope you have found them useful. We hope to resume the fortnightly bulletins at the start of the next academic year.  The STACEES team would like to thank Lauren Sykes (Communications … Read more

The role of heritage and education in promoting sustainable development in climate-change sensitive settings tales from Peru

24 May 13:30-14:30. Bilingual Spanish-English seminar delivered by a team from the Peruvian NGO PRISMA. SpeakersMaria Carmen Palacios, Oliver Calle, Amanda Valdez (all PRISMA, Peru). Chaired byAlejandra Pizarro Choy, PhD student, School of Geography and Sustainable Development. AbstractThis seminar is part of an international exchange visit that seeks to exchange understanding of climate risks and community adaptation … Read more

Sustainability Events Bulletin – 16 May 2023

Welcome to the second May edition of the Sustainability Events Bulletin. Below you will find a list of upcoming events about climate, energy, environment and sustainability at the University of St Andrews. To find out how to feature your upcoming University event in a future bulletin visit the STACEES website. We hope you find this bulletin … Read more