Aston University signed up to the NUS Responsible Futures Accreditation Mark in 2018. Responsible Futures recognises UK Universities who are working to embed issues around sustainability and social responsibility within curricula across all faculties.
Our goal is to provide teaching and learning experiences that empower and inspire students to be critical change-makers for sustainability within their field of expertise– whatever that field is. This is known as Education for Sustainability or ESD (Education for Sustainable Development).
The University has a ESD working group that consists of academic staff, Student Union staff and members of the Sustainability Team to implement actions set out in the accreditation.
To learn more about what Aston is doing to meet the Sustainable Development Goals please read the following document.
Examples of existing projects that the team are helping students with include:
How Higher Education Institutions (HEI) are expected to integrate Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) across curriculum?- ABS MSc Business & Management
The University is able to provide funding for student and staff led practical sustainability engagement projects. Some of these projects have included:
If you have an idea for a project and would like to find out if the University can fund it, please get in touch email@example.com
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