Case studies - Writtle University College

Case studies

Sustainability - Sustainable learning

Over the last 12 months there have been a number of projects involving both students and staff at Writtle University College

2017

Writtle University College Orchard Restoration Project

  • Student-organised public seminar on traditional apple growing and old orchards with speakers from RHS
  • Student-organised open weekend event day at Writtle University College Orchard for local communities from Writtle Parish and Chelmsford
  • Student landscape character assessment of Writtle University College Orchard

Working with Natural England, local authorities and Private land owners

  • Student vulnerability assessment of SAC and SPA protected areas in Brecklands
  • Student vulnerability analysis of Mill Green Common, High Woods, Essex
  • Channel Project - designing green space for local Colchester community
  • Design plan for the Chelmer River peninsular, Chelmsford, Essex

International case study

Student-based assessment of RSPO sustainability standards for oil palm growing in Sabah, Malaysia. Linked to consultancy project work carried out by staff in the Centre for Econics & Ecosystem Management www.centreforeconics.org

2016

Natural Capital Assets Check open question time debate with Essex County Council

Natural Capital Assets Checks open question time in collaboration with Essex County Council and part of the Chelmsford Ideas Festival.