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Newsletter - June 2018
RCE Severn at the University of Gloucestershire
Join our RCE Severn Forum - Local Action for the Global Goals

This RCE Forum event aims to bring people together to discuss ways to collaborate for change across our communities, with key speakers offering soundings on some of the issues at stake, links to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and ways we can collaborate for change.

Discussions will feed into a submission to the ‘Gloucestershire 2050’ project, on behalf of RCE Severn.

When: Tuesday 17th July 1:00-4:00 pm

Where: TC 002A, Francis Close Hall Campus, Cheltenham

Further info and booking: event flier

Can't make the event: Follow our Twitter or Facebook to input online.
Partnerships for Sustainability 

4 of our LIFT: Learning Innovation for Tomorrow projects this year actively involved university students with community partners on sustainability.

Criminology students tested theories of crime whilst taking action to clear up the streets of St Pauls’ in Cheltenham, and members of St Paul’s Residents Association joined Sociology students to scope out options for a community festival.

Our Events Management students developed a pop-up event on the UN Global Goals at the Jazz Festival while our History students analysed sustainability issues in their research for the Cotswold Centre for History and Heritage.

Find out more about Learning Innovation for tomorrow at the University: visit the website
News and activities from across the RCE Severn Region
Gloucestershire Moves

Gloucestershire Moves is a county-wide programme designed to create large-scale cultural change to address a lack of physical activity, and link health and wellbeing with sustainability – one of the 17 Global Goals.

Active Gloucestershire is the lead organisation in the project, and the University of Gloucestershire is one of the Founding Partners, working with a wide range of other partners across the region including planning, health, education, environment and business leaders. Find out more.

Happy 2nd Birthday, Regeneration!

Cheltenham’s Regeneration & Repair Café, celebrated its 2nd anniversary in May, with repairers and helpers enjoying bubbly and birthday cake.

Need something fixed, or want to learn or share repair skills? Come along 10:00-1:00 on the first Saturday every month.

Find out more: Vision 21 website

Global learning benefits mental health, wellbeing and SEND

Teachers at a Birmingham Special School have published a research report that suggests that there have been small but significant benefits to the mental health and wellbeing of pupils as a result of global learning work across four subjects.

Download the paper here.
Green MEP speaks on Brexit

Molly will talk about likely impacts of Brexit on farming, climate policies, trade and more. Also on the people driving Brexit and their motivations to do so. 

When: Thursday 28th June - 7-9pm

Where: Tewkesbury Abbey Parish Hall

Further info: Event poster
In brief
Global RCE news
APCEIU Open Course on Global Citizenship Education, Introduction to GCED

The course offered by APCEIU aims to provide an overview of  GCED (Global Citizenship Education) as well as its background and  concepts under the framework of UNESCO, and guidelines for teaching and learning. The course will help participants gain an understanding of the key concepts and principles of GCED, recognize educational issues relevant to GCED, and identify pedagogical approaches to GCED.
The basic course is open to everyone and the full course is available by registration.
For more information and to apply, click here.

Email us
If you would like to make a contribution to the next newsletter please contact Miriam Webb, RCE Severn Co-ordinator by August 6th at:
RCE Severn is part of a global network of RCEs endorsed by the United Nations University. The RCEs were instrumental in the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD, 2005-2014), translating its global objectives into the context of their local communities. The RCEs now support implementation of the Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD which followed the DESD. 

RCE Severn Director: Dr Alex Ryan, Director of Sustainability, University of Gloucestershire

University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH. Telephone +44 (0)844 8010001.

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