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With almost ten years of experience, good practice examples and significant environmental development achieved throughout Edinburgh Napier we have a wealth of information to share, from stage one and three biodiversity studies to travel survey results.  Many undergraduate and postgraduate students have used our qualitative and quantitative information to study, in depth, many aspects of environmental sustainability at Edinburgh Napier.  The studies have proved extremely useful in auditing working practices, highlighting best practice and supporting the development of environmental sustainability at the University.

 

All of our key strategies and plans such as our Carbon Management Plan and all documents associated with the development of our Environmental Management System are embedded within our intranet pages.  Contact Jamie Pearson if you can't find the information you require.  We are more than happy to work with any student or member of staff covering any aspect of environmental sustainability.  If you are working to a assignment or dissertation deadline please provide us with at least two weeks to get the requested information to you.

 

There are many academic best practice examples throughout schools, departments and teams such as the Transport Research Institute, Scottish Energy Centre and Institute for Sustainable Construction.  The Centre for Timber Engineering was awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize recently for internationally acclaimed work in timber engineering, sustainable construction and wood science.  Fantastic examples of best academic practice within the institution.

 

The Academic Strategy, in addition to Strategy 2020 supports environmental sustainability within the institution.  "The academic strategy, together with our other thematic strategies and operational plans, further articulates our aims and the actions we will take to achieve them" (page 3).  The document states that through taught undergraduate and postgraduate provision the University will develop "a curriculum that develops enterprise and employment skills within an international context, that encourages interdisciplinary learning and that fosters ethical understanding and environmental awareness" (page 5).