Want to start the sustainability journey but don’t know where to start???

Check out these great 8 tips for a more sustainable campus and student life!


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UCA Center for Sustainable Design

Did you know that UCA is home to the Center for Sustainable Design? It offers consultancy services based on its core competence and has undertaken projects for both private and public sector clients. Considerable expertise has been built in eco-design in the electronics sector, especially in South-East Asia.

It conducts research in areas related to sustainable consumption and production (SCP), ‘producer responsibility’, product policy, eco-innovation, eco-design, design for remanufacturing, eco(packaging) design, marketing, procurement, supply chain management, product-service systems (PSS) and new business models.

The next Sustainable Innovation Conference hosted by the Center will be in November. Students, staff and externals are welcome to join! Details below.


‘Circular Economy’ Innovation & Design

Part of the ‘Towards Sustainable Product Design’ series of conferences

21st International Conference
7th-8th November 2016
University for the Creative Arts
KT18 5BE

Interested in getting involved and finding out more? Visit their website!



Did you know we have a food growing allotment on campus? Any student and staff member can get involved! Visit the Secret Gardeners FB group to find out more about how you can grow your food!




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What is Sustainability???

We hear the words ‘sustainable’ and ‘sustainability’ almost every day. But what does it mean exactly?

This article by the SD Commission is a great place to start…





February 8-12 marks the nationwide Green Week where events engage students and staff in sustainability issues. And UCA SU is no different!

We bring you a week full of events where you can find out more about going green, sustainable living and that even the small things can make a difference.

There are events which will inspire you to create art from ocean waste, Permaculture (if you don’t know what that is there is a guest speaker coming in to tell you) and even growing your own food which is a great way to save money!

If nothing strikes your fancy why not go along to the showing of ‘You’ve Been Trumped‘ a documentary about Donald Trump and a local community in Scotland who tries to fight back when he gets set to destroy Scotland’s national heritage.

Have a look below at our event list and if you have any ideas get in touch and be involved next year!



Meat-Free Mondays in the canteen

Jumble Sale and Swap Shop – Dance Floor area 7:30pm-1am

Lecture ‘Sea Create – A platform for creative solutions to ocean pollution’ at 12:30-1:30pm in Y19

Garden Task Force off the Spinal Corridor – 10am-5pm Drop In. Hosted by the Secret Gardeners Society.



Go Green Fayre – 11am-2pm Dance Floor Area. Repair Café, Transition Farnham and more!

You’ve Been Trumped’ documentary in the Cinema (G14) at 5:15pm hosted by Film, TV and Web Society.

Farnham Eco-Cinema Short Films in W02 from 3-4pm



Garden Task Force off the Spinal Corridor – 10am-5pm Drop In. Hosted by the Secret Gardeners Society.



Guest Lecture by Scott Keiller from the Centre for Sustainable Design ‘Sustainability and UCA – opinions and behaviours of UCA students and staff‘ from 12:30pm-1:30pm in W612.

Guest Speaker, Dan Tyrkiel on “Permaculture”. 2pm-3:30pm W05.


Snap it Off! Upload photos of unnecessary lights turned on during the day to the Snap It Off! website.

UCA Litter Pick 10am-12pm. Meet at the SU.

Garden Task Force off the Spinal Corridor – 10am-5pm Drop In. Hosted by the Secret Gardeners Society.

Guest Speaker Rob Simpson Library Gateway Area. ‘Farnham Transition & Youth Transition’ 2-3:30pm

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Sustainability and UCA