Learning and Teaching
Brunel's Environment Management Team welcomes every opportunity to work with its academic community. The Environmental Policy clearly states that we "engage with the academic community to integrate the theme of sustainability into teaching and research".
We give presentations at conferences and lectures regarding the University’s overall environmental performance. So far we have done this for the Institute for the Environment and the School of Engineering and Design, and we are working to expand our relationship with all schools and departments.
There are already several courses which introduce sustainability and students deliver sustainability projects as part of their coursework:
- Civil Engineering with Sustainability and Professional Development BEng
- Civil Engineering with Sustainability and Professional Development MEng
- Civil Engineering with Sustainability BEng
- Civil Engineering with Sustainability MEng
- Climate Change Impacts and Sustainability MSc
- Sustainable Electrical Power MSc
- Sustainable Energy - Technologies and Management MSc
We also look for every opportunity to work with students, who often offer brilliant suggestions to reduce the University’s impact on the environment at low costs. For example:
- Currently, we have four students from the Civil Engineering with Sustainability MEng course from the School of Engineering and Design who have provided us with their initial ideas on how to effectively harvest rainwater across the campus.
- We are assisting two students from the Environmental Management (IE 5509) course by providing training regarding the implementation of the Environmental Management System.
- We are looking into working with two students from the Institute for the Environment to examine the environmental implications of replacing hand towels in the toilets with electronic hand dryers.