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Delivering for a Sustainable Wales

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Sefydliad Arfer Cynaliadwy, Arloesi ac Effeithlonrwydd Adnoddau The Institute for Sustainable Practice, Innovation and Resource Effectiveness

“In my view, if you care about sustainability issues, there’s only one country to go to – Wales, and within Wales, only one university to go to, University of Wales Trinity Saint David.” Rikki Miller Student President

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Putting sustainability at the heart of the new University’s strategic vision: Key Actions Vision: sustainability, employability, internationalisation, culture and lifelong learning • The University of Wales Trinity Saint David, will provide a high quality, bilingual, educational experience for a diverse community of learners, contributing positively to the social, economic and environmental needs of Wales, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. • Five key elements will underpin the unique university experience we offer, sustainability, employability, internationalisation, culture and lifelong learning. • We will deliver our contribution by focusing on our teaching, research and knowledge exchange as well as how we conduct ourselves in delivering that mission. • Our core mission is ‘delivering for a sustainable Wales, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally’.

Governance • The governance arrangements for the new University will reflect Trinity Saint David’s clear commitment to sustainable development. • The University’s Annual Report will include a Sustainability Statement. • A University-wide Sustainable Development Group will be established following a staff skills audit. • The University will become a signatory to the Welsh Government’s Sustainable Development Charter.

Teaching and Learning • The University recognises the importance of developing sustainability literate graduates; it commits to engaging all students with sustainability concepts and issues in an appropriate context through learning and enhancing their employability. • The University will develop a suite of sustainable development related degree programmes that build on the new distinctive profile of the University. Each faculty will offer one new undergraduate and one new postgraduate course for the 2013 student intake. • The University will embed sustainability into 15% of all students’ experiences by autumn 2013 creating a distinctive Trinity Saint David ‘One Planet Curriculum’. • The University will develop a unique 10 credit sustainability ‘One Planet Skills Passport’ including a Social Enterprise component for the 2014 intake, to be piloted in 2013 both within the University and through schools and college partnerships.

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Living within our own environmental limits

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• The University commits to practices that minimise the possibility of negative environmental, economic and social impacts; seeks to improve the environmental performance of the learning environment, to meet and where possible exceed national and international guidelines for sustainability; to achieve eco-branding of its facilities; to enhancing the ecological integrity of its campus landscape; to report annually on its achievements and to reward students who embrace this agenda and are prepared to be active in participation and monitoring. • The University will measure the environmental impact of each campus and draw up an annual report to improve performance. • The University will publish a clear action plan on how it intends to live within its environmental limits in 2012. • The University commits to achieving Green Dragon Level 5 on all its campuses and achieving a first class rating in the People and Planet Green League by 2013. • The University will make opportunities available for students to win bursaries/scholarships if they make a ‘One Planet Living’ commitment when they come to the University.

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Engagement, Advocacy and Leadership • The University commits to the corporate social responsibility agenda; recognises its role in promoting the sustainability agenda across south west Wales and more broadly, welcomes opportunities to participate in sustainability partnerships and seeks opportunities for national and international engagement with the sustainability agenda through collaboration with other institutions. • The University commits itself to using Fairtrade produce whenever possible and to supporting the annual Fairtrade fortnight in partnership with others. • The Regional Learning Partnership will undertake a sustainability impact audit to underpin a regional vision around sustainable development issues. • The University will specifically look for partnerships with local authorities, voluntary organisations and businesses in relation to sustainability. • The University Sustainable Development Group will identify which external awards are most appropriate to reflect activity.

Delivering for a Sustainable Wales

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Sefydliad Arfer Cynaliadwy, Arloesi ac Effeithlonrwydd Adnoddau The Institute for Sustainable Practice, Innovation and Resource Effectiveness

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is… •

aiming to deliver for a sustainable Wales locally, regionally, nationally and internationally

aiming to be the University of choice for discerning students and staff of the future

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