Education for Sustainable Development (ESD),
Global Citizenship, and Curriculum Development

 

NUS Responsible Futures Project

In addition to CELT’s varied offer on ESD CPD, the commitment of individuals (see examples in our Good Practice Exchange) and cross-institution groups of staff including the Sustainable and Ethical Enterprise Group (SEEG) and the Sustainability Research Network, has supported MMU’s steady progress on this area.

MMU has also worked in different research activities related to ESD such as the Global Citizens, Global Futures project, and several inter-disciplinary events aimed at staff and students co-hosted by different faculties.

One of the latest achievements for MMU in partnership with the Students’ Union is gaining the NUS Responsible Futures Accreditation. This reflects our commitment to embedding environmental sustainability and social responsibility across the formal and informal curriculum.

“MMU are doing especially well at creating a network of academics interested in ESD, and building their skills and understanding through a vast amount of professional development opportunities”
NUS Leading Auditor

13 institutions across the UK took part in the Responsible Futures pilot this year, all demonstrating their commitment to creating an environment for education for sustainable development to thrive.

The accreditation is valid until June 2018, when another audit will be required to revalidate certification.

The Responsible Futures project has been guided by research undertaken by the NUS and the Higher Education Academy that suggests that 60% of students want to learn more about sustainability.

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