Green Capital – Student Capital: unleashing the power of Bristol Students to benefit the UK

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Bristol is the 2015 European Green Capital, and its universities have come together with a promise to make "positive and sustainable environmental changes" during 2015.  This project has been made possible by generous tax-payer funding of £249,734 c/o the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

The focus of the Bristol project is on student participation, and the universities and student unions are aiming to provide 100,000 hours of student activity involving 3,000 students.  I understand that HEFCE insisted that outcomes from the green capital project had to "benefit HE nationally".  This will be quite a challenge, unless benefit is interpreted loosely.  You have to suspect it will be, given the funding council's habit of declaring all its green / sustainability projects a success without bothering too much with evaluation data.





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