University of Suffolk
University of Suffolk
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UCS Academy Guest Lecture series - 19/06/2013 - 5.30-7.30pm

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Event Summary:

The UCS Academy is a high quality events programme featuring world-renowned speakers, showcasing academic excellence both inside and outside UCS. The events include conversations with, lectures and guest lectures by experts across a wide range of disciplines.

Full Event Details:

Sustainable Transport: Who Needs it? - Malcolm Shepherd. Malcolm Shepherd is the Chief Executive of Sustrans, the UK’s leading sustainable transport charity which is behind the National Cycle Network, Safe Routes to Schools, TravelSmart, Bike It and other projects encouraging people to travel in ways that benefit their health and the environment. What is sustainable transport? Essentially for transport to be sustainable it must exist within the means of the planet to both generate the resources needed to create and fuel all modes of transport, and absorb the waste from their creation and use. Currently the way we travel is a major user of one of the world’s most valuable natural resource – oil. The burning of that oil for travel produces a lot of waste, including pollution and CO², one of the greenhouse gases responsible for climate change.There is also our health to consider. We are able to travel a huge distance without actually moving, and our sedentary lifestyles are taking their toll on our health and well-being. In this lecture Malcolm Shepherd will address the challenge of leading the way in creating an environment of safe roads, cleaner air and a better quality of life.

Profile: Malcolm Shepherd’s early career was in industry where he held Finance Director and Commercial Director roles with several large companies. He has long experience in the charity sector as a volunteer, consultant and Trustee, and has worked in the sector for 19 years. Amongst other things, he was a founding member of Saferworld, a Director and Chair of Friends of the Earth and on the Council of the National Trust and the Cycling England Board.

Suitable For:
Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 3 (Students aged 11-14)
Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 4 (Students aged 14-16)
Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)
Individuals (Enquiry not required to be through a school)
Teachers (CPD)
Parents

Duration: Short Session

Min. Students: 1

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The University of Suffolk is a transformational university, absorbing the best of UK university traditions and aligning them with a twenty first century audience and a modern world of employment and entrepreneurship.

We are a distinctive, thriving academic community which makes a clear and immediate impact. Our purpose is to change lives – of individuals and communities - for the better.

The Student Recruitment and Outreach team organise a range of events and activities to help prospective students find out about the range of options in higher education, and at the University of Suffolk specifically.

We are committed to providing information, advice and guidance to all prospective students, their families, teachers and advisors, and we travel across the UK and Europe to support people in making decisions about higher education. We deliver talks and workshops in schools and colleges, attend community events, parents evenings, education fairs and organise on-campus activities.

For further information about the Student Recruitment and Outreach Team please visit:
http://www.uos.ac.uk/content/welcoming-schools-parents-and-young-people

At the University of Suffolk, graduates are prepared for a world where nothing ever stays the same. Learning in a place where they are encouraged to embrace change, students are taught to aspire and inspire in equal measure.

Prospective students are now able to experience the University of Suffolk from afar thanks to a new 360° immersive app. To download the app, go to the Apple App Store or Google Play Store on your mobile device and search ‘University of Suffolk 360’.

In a world where nothing ever stays the same, we all need to change, evolve, succeed and change again. That’s what we do. Be bold and do the same. Together we’ll achieve more.




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