Ten Years of Sustainable Development Graduates from St Andrews

22nd June 2018

The University of St Andrews are celebrating the tenth anniversary of the first graduates from their undergraduate Sustainable Development Degree Programme this summer, and share some examples of where the degree has taken alumni - so far!

Set up shortly after the launch of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, the Degree brought together eleven Schools from around the University to offer a core set of interdisciplinary modules to allow students to "critically interrogate the principles, practice and plurality of sustainable development" (see attached download). Students are able to tailor their degree to a range of different pathways, allowing a focus on anything from business and corporate social responsibility or international development to environmental management, with sub-honours modules open to students from other Programmes and Schools within the University.

To celebrate the anniversary, graduates from the 10 years of the programme were invited to join a special reception with the School of Geography and Sustainable Development, and a tree-planting with Transition University of St Andrews, over the University's Alumni Weekend in April. 

The Chronicle, the magazine for alumni and friends of the University of St Andrews, included a feature on the anniversary in their June 2018 edition on the programme. The article includes interviews with eight programme alumni who reflect on the Programme and share their career paths since graduating (including our EAUC-Scotland Programme Manager Rebecca). Find the article available to download from this page.
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