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Student Sustainability Conference 2021

The Student Sustainability Conference is one day event run by the Sustainability Team for our students, to either present your work or attend as a delegate.

The event will explore all aspects of sustainability and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and encourage debate, or collaboration, between you and fellow students from other courses.

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Plus Icon When is it?
  • November 2021 (official day to be confirmed)
Plus Icon Who is it for?
  • All Leeds Beckett students (undergraduates, postgraduate taught & research)
  • All Leeds Beckett staff
  • External organisations that contribute to a more sustainable city
Plus Icon Why are we doing it?
  • The Sustainability Team want to hear what you have to say about the state of the world we live in and your ideas on how to improve it. The aim is to promote peer-to-peer leaning, stimulate interdisciplinary learning and raise the profile of sustainability within the university.
Plus Icon How do I book as a delegate?
  • Tickets will be released during Freshers Week!
  • Ticket fee: £5. All money raised will be donated to Rainbow Junk-tion in Hyde Park who use unwanted food to feed those in need in the area.
Plus Icon I want to present, can I present work I’ve already done?
  • Yes. You don’t have to produce new work to present. Presentations can be on work completed, in progress or on a planned dissertation research title. This is an opportunity to develop research/dissertation titles, gain ideas on how to progress it and get helpful contacts through networking which could open some doors once you graduate.
Plus Icon How do I apply to present and can it be a poster presentation?

You can either, present a poster during a dedicated 1hr slot on the day with a number of other students or do your own presentation to a room at a time slot to be determined.

Simply send a one page brief to giving the title of your presentation, school & course, your contact details, tell us if it is a poster or presentation and explain how your presentation:

  1. Relates to the three pillars of sustainability (social, economics, environment)
  2. Will progress one or all of these pillars
  3. Can be applied in the ‘real world’ for positive change

Presentations to a room should be 30 minutes with a further 10 minutes for questions and answers.

Plus Icon What sort of things are you looking for?
  • Poetry, research on energy efficiency, mental health issues or impacts of climate change in third world countries. Videos, literature, pictures and drama can all be used, and you can frame it in an historical, present day or future context. It doesn’t have to be a standard presentation.
Plus Icon Timescales
  • February – May 2021

Submit your brief to the sustainability team (

  • June – August 2021

The Sustainability Team will assess each brief and let you know if you have been successful

  • September – November 2021

Ticket release, promote event and presenters to the wider university

Event Details

1 November 2021 -
30 November 2021
Date TBC November 2021
Location TBC November 2021
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