Sustainability Links

Curriculum Links

Sustainability Resource Guide - Information about sustainability resources, events and activities at Newcastle University: a collaborative guide from the Institute for Sustainability and the University Library.

Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Strategy - the strategy aims to focus and engage students with the University's three societal challenge themes: ageing, social renewal, and sustainability.

Practical sustainability engagement opportunities are also available to our students. For example, our MSc Clean Technology students assist the Sustainability Team with the University's ISO14001 audits each year. This involves completing practical energy/ water surveys and procedural audits as part of a Practical Environmental Auditing module.


Research Links

Institute for Sustainability - The Institute for Sustainability coordinates research across traditional discipline boundaries to deliver practical, engaged solutions to real-world issues, under the banner of 'Enough, for all, forever'.

Sustainability is one of three societal challenge themes on which the University marshals a significant proportion of its research power, as part of our commitment to excellence with impact.

The Institute draws upon the areas of established research excellence and the experience of collaborating partners to make an internationally-leading contribution to three global research challenges in the field of sustainability:

  • Transform methods used to design and implement integrated infrastructure systems such that they better serve the needs of society, and ensure positive interactions with the environment.
  • Through research, innovation and development of solutions, drive forward practical step changes in production and process efficiencies, such that the natural environment and its resources are safeguarded.
  • Identify and demonstrate socio-technical techniques to radically reduce resource consumption, eliminate associated waste and mitigate pollution effects on whole ecosystems.

These challenges have been selected because they are globally important, fit with the Institutes areas of research excellence and are contextually relevant to regional, national and international communities.