South East Technological University’s (SETU) president, Professor Veronica Campbell, has signed a new Smarter Travel Charter with Transport for Ireland (TFI).

TFI Smarter Travel is a behaviour change programme working with third level institutions to implement voluntary campus travel plans that promote and encourage sustainable and active commuting for staff and students. Through the programme, SETU is working with students and employees to facilitate more sustainable travel choices resulting in better access, enhanced community wellbeing, reduced costs, reduced carbon emissions, and more effective parking management.

Speaking on the university’s implementation of the initiative, Jessica O’Hara, Sustainability Manager at SETU in Carlow said, “SETU promotes smarter travel as part of the curriculum and through student projects. Our students were finalists in the recent Annual Smarter Travel Student Awards and lecturers from Carlow and Waterford campuses won lecturer recognition awards. Smarter, more sustainable travel to our university is part of the student experience we’re committed to enhancing.”

“TFI is delighted to have SETU as a partner in the programme and looks forward to continued work with the university on its sustainable and active travel initiatives for staff, students, and visitors. By implementing smarter travel initiatives, SETU is showing its commitment to encouraging, promoting, and facilitating active and sustainable travel on the commute and beyond.”, commented Clíona Connolly, Travel Consultant at TFI.


Photo Caption: Pictured from left to right: David Kelly, Assistant Estates Manager at SETU in Carlow, Clíona Connolly, Travel Consultant at TFI; Veronica Campbell, President at SETU; Jessica O’Hara, Sustainability Manager at SETU in Carlow; Elaine Greenan, Estates Manager, at SETU in Waterford.