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Read more at: New research release: aeroplanes go hybrid-electric

New research release: aeroplanes go hybrid-electric

7 January 2015

An aircraft with a parallel hybrid engine – the first ever to be able to recharge its batteries in flight – has been successfully tested in the UK, an important early step towards cleaner, low-carbon air travel. Researchers from the Department of Engineering, in association with Boeing, have successfully tested the first...

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Read more at: Cambridge CLOCS: new driver training sessions announced

Cambridge CLOCS: new driver training sessions announced

6 January 2015

Outspoken Training, a Cambridge firm, have arranged several Safe Urban Driving (SUD) courses over the next few months. The course is being run in partnership with two JAUPT approved training centres, Fleetsource and Cycle Confident, and counts towards Driver CPC training requirements. The course focuses on safe...

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Read more at: Update report from the Safety Office

Update report from the Safety Office

11 December 2014

The Safety Office have released a News update on various areas relevant to University staff and operations. Information from the Safety Office Following David Plumb's retirement in April 2014, Lisabeth Yates now heads the radiation group. The Health and Safety Executive has issued new guidance on reporting categories of...

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Read more at: University Library release their new bike fleet

University Library release their new bike fleet

5 December 2014

Introducing the newly-named University Library Bikes! As part of Switch Off Week 2014, the UL ran a 'Name the Bike' competition for their new fleet of pool bikes. Staff voted for their favourite names, and the most popular were picked. Bertie had the most nominations, followed by Boris , who was also very popular, and...

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Read more at: WARPit: New resource sharing tool for the University

WARPit: New resource sharing tool for the University

2 December 2014

The run up to Christmas is the perfect time to de-clutter in your office by passing items that you do not want to others who can use them. The University of Cambridge has a new online resource sharing tool, called WARPit. It acts like a free version of eBay, for staff and departments to avoid procurement costs as well as...

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Read more at: Students want more on sustainable development from their higher education careers

Students want more on sustainable development from their higher education careers

24 November 2014

As the UN Decade for Sustainable Development draws to a close this month, a survey has found that 80% of students believe that sustainable development should be actively promoted and incorporated by UK universities, a belief which increases as they progress through their studies. This is one of the findings of student...

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Read more at: Student volunteering opportunities

Student volunteering opportunities

19 November 2014

University of Cambridge students have a new opportunity to gain and develop project management, teamwork and auditing skills, benefiting their CV at the same time as the University. Green Impact is a scheme developed by the National Union of Students, bringing staff and students together to enable and showcase positive...

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Read more at: University success at 2014 Green Gown Awards

University success at 2014 Green Gown Awards

6 November 2014

The Green Gown Awards are an annual celebration of sustainability success across the UK tertiary education sector. The University of Cambridge was shortlisted in two categories, joining 60 other HEIs across the UK in vying for this prestigious recognition of best practice. The Environment and Energy Section are thrilled to...

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Read more at: Travel to Work Survey now live!

Travel to Work Survey now live!

27 October 2014

The 2014 annual Travel to Work survey is now live. Please take a few moments to complete the form to help the University to shape its travel policies and support. Click on www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/2014tfcsurvey As you may know, the University of Cambridge takes part in a staff Travel to Work survey each year. The results...

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Read more at: 'Green Guide for Universities' released

'Green Guide for Universities' released

17 October 2014

The International Alliance of Research Universities has released its 'Green Guide for Universities', containing information and case studies on member institutions' activities towards improving sustainable estates and campuses. Pathways towards Sustainability The guide consists of nine chapters that address key areas for...

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