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Education for Sustainable Development changemakers

Co-creating approaches to embedding ESD in teaching and learning
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SOS-UK advocates for student leadership and students as co-creators in implementing Education for Sustainable Development curriculum design and innovation. This is an integral part of the newly released QAA and Advance HE ESD Guidance. ​

Our ESD changemakers programme is open to universities and colleges to support staff, in partnership with their students, to establish a co-creation approach for ensuring tertiary education is fit for purpose. It seeks to address ‘D3’: democratising, decarbonising and decolonising teaching, learning and research. This approach aims to ensure students are appropriately equipped with the knowledge and understanding, skills and attributes to meaningfully take action for climate justice and address the climate and ecological crisis.

Student-staff partnerships

Students and staff will work together, in partnership, as ESD changemakers. SOS-UK will support ESD change makers (students & staff) to: ​

  • Gain skills and understanding for sustainability ​
  • Become partners in progressing institutional change to embed ESD at your institution​
  • Support academic and professional services staff to develop whole-institution engagement with sustainability learning. ​
  • Establish a network of students and staff connecting their academic disciplines with sustainability and climate education. ​

Adapting the programme to your institutional context

Membership includes a range of support from SOS-UK, including  workshops, student and staff specific support as well as logistical help. We are happy to tailor support to your institutional context in order to ensure tangible and impactful outcomes. A breakdown of the difference in support across the two levels of membership can be found in the overview here.

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To find out more about how this programme and discuss how it could work at your institution email Senior Project Manager - Education (programmes) - Sonya Peres