The challenges faced by society today and in the future suggest it is vital that graduates are equipped with the skills, knowledge and experience that will enable them to make a positive contribution to sustainable development. Universities and colleges clearly have an important role to play in ensuring their students experience an education that maximises their opportunities to develop such a skill set. Students themselves are also increasingly understanding the links between employability and sustainability skills and their need to maximise opportunities for both.
If you would like to connect with other professionals interested in this area of sustainability, join SHED - the leading cross sector Community of Practice in the UK for Education for Sustainability (EfS). This group is open to all. Find out more.
EAUC-Scotland has two Education for Sustainable Development Topic Support Networks (TSNs) which are open to all, one for further and one for higher education. Each provide an opportunity for those working in or with the further and higher education sector to share ideas and questions and to get together to hear from particular speakers or discuss topics of interest. Find out more about the TSNs here.
Jointly developed by the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) and the international think-tank Sustainia, this guide includes campus sustainability case and...
The Green Trail is an induction activity that raises awareness of the importance of environmental sustainability by familiarising students with the College and its grounds
ReFreshed is a collaborative social enterprise project between Coventry University (CU), homelessness charity Coventry Cyrenians (CC), and Coventry Trading Standards (CTS).
Jessica Saunders has woven her passion and knowledge of sustainable fashion through its flexible courses in Fashion Media, Design & Realisation, Business, Branding and...
In 2014, the University of Nottingham offered its first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) called ‘Sustainability, Society and You’
Nurses have limited knowledge of sustainability and are poorly equipped to deal the challenges working in a changing environment brings
Keele’s growth in sustainability activity has been astronomical, fuelled by dedicated high-level support, incredible local-level passion and engagement, and collegial...
Assessing the global competences of students is a major challenge - and even more so, when the aim is to compare them across nations and cultures.
Combines the latest research on climate communications with road-tested communication best practices in an easy-to-use, practically applicable guide
E-Collegey was launched at Uxbridge College in 2012 to boost participation in green activities and encourage awareness of sustainability issues.
The UNESCO ESD Zoom newsletter which summarise the key projects, events and outcomes.
The Winners' Brochure for the International Green Gown Awards 2014 which brings together the finalists and winners of these Awards which are growing globally.
A selection of guidance documents from the UCU on ESD and energy management
A presentation by Jonathan Porrit from the EAUC 13th Annual Conference 2009.
The guide contains video clips, insights, tips and adaptable tools for institutions to take and use, to help in the development of strategic approaches to EfS
A link to book which provides useful teaching materials that could also be adapted for other courses or for those looking to inspire and support others to bring sustainability...
EAUC's Annual Report and summary from 2012 showing a year of work and achievement.
This leaflet uses the assessment made in the manifesto to set out 10 main areas for action for an incoming government in 2015.
UCU handbook which is designed to support the work of UCU members who represent the union on environmental issues.
Legal update for EAUC Members (September 2012) about the replacement of Business Link and Direct.gov
The University of Manchester used £2.2m funding from the HEFCE/Salix Revolving Green Fund (RGF) to implement energy efficient technologies. This is how they made improvements to...
A quarterly briefing paper which is submitted to AUDE members which ensures the voice of the EAUC and its Members are heard at this strategic level. September 2014 issue.
A quarterly briefing paper which is submitted to AUDE members which ensures the voice of the EAUC and its Members are heard at this strategic level. May 2014 issue.
Since its launch in 2014 the Working on Waste campaign has engaged with nearly 2 million people nationwide, raising employee awareness of household food waste and sharing tips...
This handbook is designed to support the work of members who represent the union on environmental issues. It will help in the appointment of new reps and contribute to put...
A new, open-access journal “Visions for Sustainability” published by the Interdisciplinary Research Institute on Sustainability has been launched. The journal covers...
In May 2014, an EAUC Member requested a list of sustainability themed MSCs or MAs. This is a result from Masterstudies.com
In this book, leading sustainability educators are joined by others in reflection on the skills to survive and thrive in the challenging conditions of the 21st century.
A report from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth proposing the implementation of sustainability into the curriculum and delivery of education across the Biological Science...
QAA guidance which is intended to support higher education providers wishing to embrace education for sustainable development as part of the student academic experience.
A presentation from the EAUC annual conference 2014 regarding enterprise and sustainability education.
An EAUC 2014 presentation which creatively explores ways of engaging staff and students with sustainability using examples from Canterbury Christ Church University's...
How can we future proof student outcomes considering that they will inhabit an increasingly complex, interconnected and dynamic world requiring them to deal with big issues?
Presentation, by Kirsti Norris and Andrea Gewessler, from 18th EAUC Annual Conference 2014 on engaging students through Student Wisdom Councils.
The NUS Students’ Green Fund offered students' unions a share of £5m for large-scale sustainability projects, here are three case studies.
A presentation from the 2014 Conference about the University of Bristol which brought together formal, informal curricular learning and subliminal learning based on the...
In this presentation from 18th EAUC Annual Conference, the unique challenges faced by small and specialist institutions in developing their approach to sustainability are explored.
Video interviews from 3rd Annual Efficiency in HE conference 27 March
Open to staff, students or external individuals, the EAUC Scotland Team proudly presented the second EAUC Scotland Conference in Glasgow on 20 February 2014.
This e-learning module is a guide to the sustainable procurement of the catering and food services.
The Griffith MBA has evolved to embody three key values: responsible leadership, sustainable business practices and a global orientation
The Academic-Operations Sustainability Integration Programme (AOSIP) was developed in 2010 with the vision of enabling learning for the ‘sustainability’ literate...
This course helps students gain the knowledge, skills and capabilities they will need to act as a catalyst to inspire and bring about change towards sustainability.
Humanitarian Sustainability uses Add+Vantage (A+V) employability modules to teach students the importance of applying sustainability concepts in humanitarian response situations.
A sustainable approach pilot to theatre production, using a musical theatre project, which is a core part of the curriculum for 3rd year BA Acting /Theatre Production students.
A student led ESD initiative, reflecting a commitment to offering students opportunities to learn about issues of global importance such as environmental awareness &...
The project has improved the knowledge and skills of staff, learners and their families about what they can do to save and sustain resources in their home, neighbourhood and city.
EcoBCoT is a strategic initiative that started in September 2012 and has made a huge impact in its first twelve months at Basingstoke College of Technology
WRAP provides online resource efficiency tools. The information you need to make savings for your business are quickly and easily available through WRAP. This includes case...
New research released by WRAP shows that the UK’s hospitality and food service sector is facing an annual bill in excess of £2.5 billion for food waste. The report,...
A short video on the Green Office Model that rootAbility have established at Maastricht University and are now trying to bring to other universities in Europe.
This report from Newcastle University summarises a series of reviews of the provision of teaching of sustainable Development from 1999 until the academic year 2012/13.
Details of work with English language students at Oxford Brookes University, in conjunction with their wider work on the integration of sustainability into the curriculum.
The results of University of Dundee's project to explore the ways in which awareness of sustainability issues is encouraged by, accommodated within, or obstructed by, the...
A quarterly briefing paper which is submitted to AUDE members which ensures the voice of the EAUC and its Members are heard at this strategic level. November 2013 issue.
A report on the Futures Initiative which seeks to develop sustainability perspectives in academic life at Canterbury Christ Church University.
A HEA toolkit which is aimed at educators wishing to learn more about sustainability education.
The University of Bristol has also created a 10 minute tutorial to introduce students to sustainability at the University and to show them the opportunities that will aid them...
The third report from HEA looking at student attitudes towards sustainable development in UK higher education.
A case study about a Change Agent who was tasked with delivering Green Impact at the University of Sheffield.
Fair trade Community of Practice convenor, Liz Cooper, sent out a survey to the group's members requesting their thoughts on fair trade in our institutions
A report from the Learning and Skills Improvement Service on embedding sustainability into teaching, learning and the curriculum in the learning and skills sector.
A research report from the Learning and Skills Improvement Service on sustainability skills for growth.
A report from the Learning and Skills Improvement Service on springboards to sustainability: a review of stepping up in sustainability 2012-13.
A case study about the Stockton Riverside College which was looking to inform the curriculum by developing new sustainability skills provision in partnership to collaboratively...
Case study from Truro and Penwith college on leading to learn and learning to lead: from sustainability to employability, greening the local economy
A case study from Otley College, linking employability and sustainability to enhance educational outcomes for students and promote Education for Sustainability.
A case study from an LSIS funded project at Accrington and Rossendale College where they implemented their sustainable development strategy.
Between 2010 and 2013, LSIS has provided grants to support 63 projects which aim to develop, embed and disseminate effective approaches to sustainable development. Each of...
A case study from Sussex Downs College where an online learning tool was developed (SustainIT) to minimise carbon footprint.
A case study and materials from Stockton Riverside College from a project which aimed to engage learners in sustainable activities through developing an exciting Sustainability...
Colchester Institute was looking to cultivate a sustainable one planet vision throughout the organisation by embedding a sustainable ethos within the management team which can...
A case study based on an LSIS project from Blackpool and the Fylde College based on an LSIS project about Student Entitlement to Education for Sustainable Development.
A case study exploring how Bedford College built its capacity embed sustainability into all its functions, at all levels, by securing commitment and engagement from all senior...
LSIS project case study from North Warwickshire and Hinckley College of an interactive e-learning training tool, for promoting and embedding effective practice in sustainability.
A case study of New College Stamford stepping up in sustainability project.
This project focused on setting up Sustainability Champions who will take forward the sustainability agenda, engage staff and embed projects into specific curriculum areas
Gateway College’s LSIS funded project aimed to get teaching staff and young people involved with enterprise and sustainability in a fun and engaging way
A case study from Redbridge Institute of Adult Education and their project which aimed to achieve a greener future by getting learners and staff fully involved and committed to...
A case study from South Thames College about a project that supported the engagement of the College with sustainability organisations within the local community to promote...
A case study from South Staffordshire College about their project which extended carbon reduction/energy saving activities across all campuses.
A case study from an LSIS funded project at City College Coventry where a low-cost, high-value video guide to learning for sustainability was produced.
A case study exploring how Cambridge Regional College developed and embedded learning material relating to sustainability within Academies.
This project aimed to measure the electricity consumption in 5 student residential hostels, using the results to raise awareness that individual actions can impact energy usage
A zip-file of resources from Enfield Adult Education Services, including case studies and resources about the Stepping up in Sustainability project.
A case study from an LSIS funded project called Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change which focused on embedding a sustainable development ethos within learning delivery,...
Between 2010 and 2013, LSIS provided grants to support 63 projects which aim to embed effective approaches to sustainable development. This is a case study from Lewisham College.
Between 2010 and 2013, LSIS provided grants to support 63 projects which aim to embed effective approaches to sustainable development. This is a case study from Leicester College.
Education for Sustainable Development in the Scottish College Sector - resources from a Topic Support Network.
The United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) highlights the fact that education is central to UNEP’s mandate of “inspiring,...
These resources were made available following the Green Academy Change Programme Residential held 30 April - 1 May 2013 in Leeds.
'Did you know moments' from the 17th EAUC Annual Conference 2013.
Let's be creative together day from Day 2 of the 17th EAUC Annual Conference 2013. We asked delegates to capture the moments during the Conference when they have...
A presentation from the 2013 Conference about how the tertiary education sector in South London is integrating community work experience placements and outreach work into the...
A presentation about The Hive - a sustainability exemplar building evolving from a groundbreaking partnership to create a fully integrated university and public library.
The key lessons learnt from the HEA's first Green Academy Institutional Change programme and the innovative work being initiated by the participants in the second programme
A presentation about how further education (FE) can share their experiences of incentives/barriers and collectively identify potential solutions
A presentation from EAUC annual conference 2013 on how Macquarie University is embedding sustainability holistically across its undergraduate curriculum
A Presentation from Day 2 of the 17th EAUC Annual Conference 2013 on embedding education for sustainable development in education.
Resources that were developed via the UNECE Expert Group in ESD in an attempt to provide a framework to assist educators to identify and develop competences (capabilities) in...