The current cost of living crisis has seen people cut back on sustainable practices and products, opting for cheaper alternatives, while non-renewable energy sources are also being revisited as a means to provide energy security.
Sustainability during the cost of living crisis
Are these sensible short-term measures or major steps backwards for sustainability?
A free online event will explore what it means for businesses to be truly sustainable and how economic prosperity can be balanced against protecting our environment.
The event will take place from 7-8.30pm on Monday 21 November, as part of BU’s online public lecture series.
Dr Mili Shrivastava, co-founder of BU’s Centre for Sustainable Business Transformations, and Professor of Marine Biology and Conservation Rick Stafford will speak at the event, followed by a discussion and audience questions.
This is the first event in our 2022/23 online public lecture series, which showcases the university’s research and expertise across key areas. The first lecture series attracted more than 1,000 attendees from across the world.
Adam Morris, Engagement Officer at Bournemouth University, said: “We’re excited to launch this year’s online public lecture series, giving people the opportunity to find out more about our research and learn something new from the comfort of home.
“Hot off the heels of the COP27 climate change conference, we’ll be discussing this important issue and exploring the role businesses can play in supporting sustainability.”
Events over the coming months will cover the role of women in journalism, orthopaedic surgery, and the story of Stonehenge.
Find out more and book your place
Beside the seaside public lecture
‘Staycations’ are more popular than ever, with restrictions on foreign travel throughout the Covid-19 pandemic meaning more holidaymakers chose to stay in the country and visit British resorts.
But what does the future hold for the Great British seaside, and how have seaside resorts adapted over the years?
That’s the topic of the next event in our online public lecture series, which is showcasing BU research and expertise as part of the #ourBUstory campaign.
Beside the seaside: the past, present and future of the Great British seaside will take place on Thursday 24 March and run from 7pm – 8.30pm.
The event will explore the heritage of the British seaside, their heyday and decline, and the creative and cultural regeneration of resorts.
Our speakers are:
- Dr Anya Chapman, Principal Academic in Tourism Management
- Dr Duncan Light, Principal Academic in Tourism
- Dr Tim Gale, Principal Academic in Tourism Management
- Dr Sam Goodman, Associate Professor in English and Communication
There will also be a panel discussion and the opportunity to ask questions to the speakers.
This event is the second in BU’s online public lecture series. Future events will explore topics including the wildlife of Poole Harbour, and how humans have adapted to crisis and disaster through the ages.
Find out more and book your place
It’s that time of year where The Festival of Learning is heading back on-tour and taking BU’s research out to some exciting locations. One of our stops this year includes the Poole Maritime Festival on Saturday 20th May.
Whatever stage you’re at in your research career, academic or PhD, we’re looking for participants to display and promote their research at the festival. This could be through table-top activities, posters, interactive displays – we’re open to ideas! It would be fantastic if your activities fitted into the theme of maritime heritage and environment but if your research isn’t directly related, we’d still love for you to get involved.
We’re expecting lots of interested members of the public with Poole Harbour Boat Show and the Seven Seas Festival forming part of Poole Maritime Festival’s exciting programme. The Boat Show alone attracted over 15,000 people in 2015! The Festival is linked with European Maritime Day, originally created in 2008 to give Europe’s community of maritime professionals a forum to meet, exchange knowledge and forge partnerships. It is a unique opportunity to promote Poole, local businesses and Bournemouth University’s research to an international audience!
If you’d like to get involved, need some idea inspiration or for any more information, drop me an email email@example.com. If you can’t get involved this year, still make sure that you head down to the Maritime Festival this year, taking place from the 15th-21st May.
Are you interested in getting to know the local community, and sharing your research and expertise with others? Do you have exciting research to talk about or would you like to gain some valuable experience in public engagement?
Join us in a lead up to Festival of Learning and be part of RNLI College Food and Drink Festival on 30th April! The festival is focused on great quality food, sourced and produced here in Dorset, and supports Mayday campaign, which is a nationwide community fundraising campaign.
There is a community theme to the Festival so we’re looking for activities that may be of interest to the local community or are around community based research. We’d also be keen to take along any food and drink related activities about. However, if your activity is not directly related then we’d still love to hear from you. Please drop me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest in joining us and I will be able to provide you with more details.
We’re also looking for activities for Poole Maritime Festival and are looking forward to hearing from you! To find out more please click here.
Former professional football player Garth Crooks will present a talk at BU on Tuesday 13 December, 3pm to 4pm.
Talent Without Borders has fascinated me all of my professional life. People like Muhammed Ali, George Best, John McEnroe and Eric Cantana are all sporting icons. As famous for their mercurial behaviour as they were for their sporting genius. Each one very different from the other but all refusing to be limited by convention. What lessons can executives learn from the dressing room and are Boardrooms missing some of the best talent?
Does difference matter and if so what are you going to do about it? If difference doesn’t matter why are we all getting so worked up about it?
Garth Crooks is a former professional football player who had a fine career playing for a number of top flight sides. These include sides such as Tottenham Hotspur, West Bromwich Albion, Stoke City, Manchester United and Charlton Athletic. As well as his on pitch antics, Garth was also proudly elected as the first ever black chairman of the Professional Footballers’ Association union having been an active member of it all throughout his playing career. He relinquished the role at the same time as retiring from playing in 1990.
After leaving the game behind, Garth has become a prominent football pundit and commentator. Most often working on the BBC and Saturday shows like Football Focus, plus Final Score and as a stand in on Match of the Day, Garth Crooks truly offers a real and rare insight and does so with real honesty. Garth has also been chief reporter at things like the England camp at Euro 2000 and the 2002 World Cup, whilst during the late 1990s he was presenter of the political television show Despatch Box. For his long time dedication and services to the sport, Garth was honoured by the Queen with an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list. As such he is a great sporting star to have as brand ambassador, guess on a TV show, host on radio or to present an award at a sporting or charity function as well as to deliver after dinner speeches to a range of corporate, business or young audiences Garth Crooks.
Event Date: 13 December 2016
Click Here to register for this event.
Did you know that more people play disability football than rugby league in the UK?
The pinnacle of disability sport is the Paralympic Games, and Bournemouth University are pleased to announce some of the major figures in disability football are coming to Disability History month. Both the GB/England captains will be sharing their stories- Keryn Seal (Blind captain) and Jack Rutter (Cerebral Palsy captain), as well as several members of the Rio 2016 Cerebral Palsy Paralympic Football squad (James Blackwell, Liam Irons, Giles Moore, Emyle Rudder). Accompanying them will be Jeff Davis who is National Elite Development Manager for disability football at the Football Association. Jeff has also led the GB football squads at three Paralympic Games, in his role as Performance Director at the 2008, 2012, and 2016 Paralympics.
The talk is part of Disability History Month 2006 and will take place on 5 December 2016, 17:00-18:00
The Disability History Month is a result of collaboration between Bournemouth Univetsity (BU) and Students’ Union Bournemouth University (SUBU).
Look out for #bued1617 hashtag for programme and talk updates.
Click Here to register for this event.
Date: Wednesday 16 November
Location: The Fusion Building, Bournemouth University
Building on the successful Game Changer event held earlier in the year, Bournemouth University and NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group present The Game Changer Reloaded – promoting innovation and fostering collaboration across Dorset. Join Richard Dolan, Dr Phil Richardson and Professor Jim Roach and a diverse collection of speakers to learn more about the art of the possible and the power of innovation to transform health services within the region.
Session 1 – 9.00 am -3.00 pm: Speakers from BU and external organisations share their innovation journeys throughout the day providing inspiration and ideas to those attending as to how to get involved.
Session 2 – 3.15 pm – 4.15 pm: Facilitation and networking: This session offers the opportunity to share ideas and develop future collaborations. There’s also the chance to begin to consider research ideas that could subsequently be progressed in order to obtain external funding in the future.
Each session will need to be booked separately.
Throughout the day there’s a pop-up innovation exhibition for guests to enjoy and to share and refine ideas.
It’s free: book now for The Game Changer Reloaded
This event forms a number being run at the university as part of the Festival of Enterprise.
Need help with networking? – why not book onto the business engagement and networking session on 2 November for some hints and tips that you can put into practice.
Sense About Science will be holding a Standing up for Science media workshop at the University of Warwick on Friday 24th June 2016. This full day event is free and for early career researchers and scientists in all sciences, engineering and medicine (PhD students, post-docs or equivalent in first job).
During the workshop we combine discussion about science-related controversies in media reporting with practical guidance and tips for how to deal with the media. Please find further information at http://www.senseaboutscience.org/data/files/VoYS/2016/Warwick/VOYS_workshop_Warwick_flyer_2016.pdf.
These workshops are very popular and places are limited. To apply, please fill out the online application form: http://bit.ly/1WEbcRJ. If you are a member of or are funded by any of our partner organisations (listed on the flyer), please state on the application – our partners hold five priority places for this workshop. For further information, please email Joanne email@example.com.
Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 13th June
BUDI are holding their annual Open Public Meeting on Wednesday 20th May. This years topic is “Dementia-friendly Communities”
The meeting will discuss and debate the concept of dementia-friendly communities and will consider the challenges faced by those living with dementia and how our communities can respond to ensure that people with dementia can live well.
To find out more and book your FREE ticket click here . Please forward details to those you wish may want to attend.
This event is part of a nationwide-project to gather views and encourage debate about how the different features of the UK research environment are affecting, both positively and negatively, the work and behaviour of scientists at all stages of their career. The findings of the project will be published and presented to policy makers towards the end of 2014. This is your chance to contribute. The event is open to anyone and is free to attend but please do make sure you register in advance, here.
There are also similar events taking place in universities throughout the UK during September, for more information please follow the link here.
The structure of the day will be as follows:
Calling all scientists – what’s it like being you?
Friday 12 September 2014
2.30-4pm (lunch available from 2pm)
Xfi Henderson Lecture Theatre, Streatham Campus, University of Exeter
Video linked to Exchange Seminar Yellow, Penryn
Nick Talbot FRS (Chair)
Professor of Molecular Genetics and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Knowledge Transfer, University of Exeter
Professor of Astrophysics, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter
Senior Adviser, The Royal Society
Professor of Applied Health Care Research, University of Exeter Medical School
Calling all Early Career Researchers,
We invite you to: An Introduction to the BRAD Framework and Development Sessions– Wednesday the 18th of September 2-3.30pm (location to be confirmed).
The University has created Bournemouth Researcher/Academic Development-BRAD. BRAD is a tailor designed research development framework with supporting development sessions, for BU’s Early Career Researchers (ECR’s). The aims and objectives of BRAD are aligned to the Universities Strategic Plan 2012-2018, our Visions & Values-BU 2018, and Vitae’s researcher development framework. BU is providing professional and personal development sessions and online courses throughout the next academic year 2013-2014, which are all free to attend. The development sessions will cover a range of topics, from SPSS, NVivo, personal effectiveness, research management and publishing in journals and books.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance to the Introduction to BRAD Session, and to identify yourself as an Early Career Researcher, by the end of this week.
Don’t forget that the next ‘Open Lecture’ from the Houses of Parliament will be delivered by Malcolm Hay, Curator of the Parliamentary Art Collection. This free event is open to all higher education staff and students from colleges and universities across the UK.
Taking place Wednesday 19th September 2012, 11am – 12.30pm, at Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament, Westminster, Malcolm Hay will explore the fine art, sculpture and textiles which make up the Collection and giving a unique insight into its history. The Parliamentary Art Collection is a national collection which documents the history of Parliament and British politics.
To book a place, please email or call Parliament’s Outreach Service on 020 7219 1650.
For more information about the event, please follow this link.
Open Lectures coming up in 2012…
Who: Robert Rogers, Clerk of the House
When: 11am to 12.30pm, 19 October 2012
Who: Baroness D’Souza, the Lord Speaker
When: 10am to 12 midday, 21 November 2012
Who: Lord Puttnam
When: 2.30pm, 12 December 2012