How do we ensure all our graduates become sustainable citizens?

29-30 March 2023

Two half days

29 March, 12.30pm-5pm

30 March, 9.30am-1pm

Location: Virtual

This event will offer insights about a range of sustainability issues. It will appeal to academic and professional staff, programme leaders, senior leaders, and students.

Sustainable citizens, people who can apply their knowledge and skills to global sustainability challenges, are increasingly in demand. Employers, professional bodies, students and the public recognise the need for everyone to have greater understanding of our impact on the planet and the skills to alleviate it.

In the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Guidance, published by the QAA and Advance HE in 2021, learning outcomes and teaching and assessment practices were framed around the UNESCO key competencies for sustainability. This means asking what students should be able to knowdo, and be in order to ‘leave the world better than they found it’.  

Many of these competencies are key attributes for graduate success and employability, including how we work with others, within and across disciplines to solve complex problems using critical, systems and future thinking. They also include values-based competencies, or ways of being. How do we support students to reflect on their values and develop the self-awareness needed to understand and evaluate how their beliefs and experiences inform how they act?

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