The Sustainability Sessions

Online seminars for students and staff content

Online seminars for students and staff

The Sustainablity Sessions is an online seminar series for students and staff, featuring guest speakers covering a wide-range of environmental and sustainability topics. 

The sessions provide an opportunity to learn and increase our knowledge of sustainability, whilst providing practical tips and advice to help build confidence to take action. 

To express an interest in delivering a session please contact to discuss. 

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Upcoming Sessions:

Upcoming Sessions:

Climate Emergency Training

Environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful has partnered with UHI to deliver FREE Climate Emergency Training to students and staff aged between 18-24 years old living in the Highland Council local authority area. A focus of the training will be around sustainable consumption, as part of the Highland Community Waste Partnership.

The course will provide an introduction to the causes and impacts of climate change and what can be done to address it. Climate change can seem overwhelming, so during this course we emphasise what actions are being taken globally, and in the Highlands, and what you can do to help.

As well as a chance to take action in your community as a Youth Climate Advocate you will receive Carbon Literacy Project certification upon completion of the training.

The training will take place online consisting of three, two-hour sessions, over a three-week period.

Each week involves an online session led by qualified facilitators, followed by some self-study tasks to be completed before the next session. Following the training you will have the opportunity to get involved in future Highland Community Waste Partnership activities and events.

To be certified as Carbon Literate you must attend all three of the live sessions, complete the self-study tasks and complete and return a Carbon Literacy Assessment form.

The dates and time for the training are:

  • Tuesday, 30th May, 2.30 - 4.30pm
  • Tuesday, 6th June, 2.30 - 4.30pm
  • Tuesday, 13th June, 2.30 - 4.30pm

To book a place on the course please email

Please note that spaces are limited. 

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Previous Sessions:

Previous Sessions:

Food Waste Workshop

21st March 2023

Delivered by Isabel McLeish, this Love Food Hate Waste Workshop raised awareness of the issues caused by food waste and the actions we can take to reduce food waste at home - saving you time and money. 

Isabel is the Project Officer from the social enterprise Velocity Café and Bicycle Workshop based in Inverness since 2012. Velocity is one of the eight founding partners of the Highland Community Waste Partnership which aims to reduce waste and build a movement for more sustainable consumption across the Highlands.

Food Waste Workshop presentation

How to have a waste-free Christmas

29th November 2022

Delivered by Miriam Adcock from Zero Waste Scotland, providing top tips and advice on how to reduce your waste over the festive period, helping both the planet and your pocket. 

The session looked at what we buy, the alternatives available, and what we can do to reduce our waste before and after Christmas Day.  Covering everything from gifts, cards and wrapping paper, decorations and trees, to food.

Waste-free Christmas Presentation




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