03rd March 2023
Beacon Award Winners
William Baldwin, BHASVIC Principal & Jane Dickson Education for Sustainable Development Manager for FE Sussex collect the award
BHASVIC in partnership with FE Sussex has won the prestigious Beacon Edge Award in The Nous Group Award for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).
As a finalist for the award BHASVIC welcomed a virtual visit from the judging panel to the college in January to explore their sustainability provision. This included meetings with a range of BHASVIC staff, students and governors committed to the sustainability ethos, as well as representatives from the FE Sussex partner colleges. Over the last years BHASVIC has developed award-winning collaborative practice, leadership and advocacy around sustainability, climate education and climate justice. ESD is strategically embedded in the college’s identity, ethos and practice; supporting staff and curriculum development and student voice as we progress our NetZero and Roadmap Action Plans. Alongside a strong moral purpose, the ESD work is collaborative, aspirational, innovative and strategic, benefitting from strong support from our governing board.
“We are delighted to have won Association of Colleges Education for Sustainable Development Beacon Award in partnership with FE Sussex. As with all sustainability and climate change initiatives, meaningful change is only possible where we work together to be more than the sum of our parts and this award is representative of nine college’s commitment to these issues. At BHASVIC the success of the Carbon Literacy course is mirrored in initiatives including our student-led Climate Action Group, green careers week, and embedding of climate issues into curriculum delivery. The front of our prospectus is emblazoned with the words ‘Working Together to Save the Planet’ and I’m proud of our college community and FE Sussex to be putting this vital work at the heart of their ethos, helping to create a better future for our students.” Principal William Baldwin