EAUC-Scotland's Education for Sustainable Development Topic Support Networks, and Learning for Sustainability Scotland's FHE and Sustainable Development Goals Task Groups, jointly arranged an event on the 9th May 2017 focusing on the SDGs in further and higher education. The aims were to share current practice and progress so far, and to develop ideas and plans to embed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into universities and colleges, both within individual institutions and strategically across the sector.
Following an introduction to the SDGs and the response to them within Scotland, the UK and the rest of the world, the group explored how the SDGs relate to other sustainability reporting activities already happening within FHE institutions, the demand from students for more action on the SDGs, how they can be used to increase the value of teaching from both an academic and student perspective, and the potential they provide to support progression of the wider sustainability agenda.
An interactive workshop allowed the group to work together to begin to develop a strategy to both report on current work around the SDGs in Scottish FHE institutions, and to support the sector in utilising the SDGs to progress teaching, engagement and operational activities.
Find the minutes and presentations for the event available to download from this page.