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The University of Bedfordshire welcomed students and teachers from over a dozen local schools to a climate change summit in collaboration with the Science Learning Partnership.

This event comes following a successful few months for Bedfordshire’s sustainability agenda, after it was awarded second place in the UK in the 2022/23 People and Planet University Green League and was ranked as one of the top scoring eco-friendly universities in Uswitch’s 2022 study.

The conference was delivered by Aspire Higher – part of the University of Bedfordshire’s wider Collaborative Projects team – with academics from the University’s sustainability forum facilitating and delivering talks and workshops to help students better understand climate change and sustainability. It was also held in partnership with the Science Learning Partnership for Hertfordshire, Essex, Bedfordshire & Milton Keynes, which provides subject-specific CDP opportunities (Continuous Professional Development)   for primary and secondary schools across the region, focussing on high-quality STEM teaching provisions.

Alongside the in-depth and informative workshops, attendees from 17 schools across Hertfordshire, Essex, Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes were also treated to a ‘marketplace’ style exhibition, allowing them to meet and greet sustainability representatives from a number of exciting businesses, including Microsoft, STEMPoint East and Unilever.

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