In support of the University’s commitment to embedding Sustainability into our teaching, we are encouraging lecturers and teaching staff to pledge to incorporate the Sustainable Development goals into their teaching for one week.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Teach In is an NUS-coordinated campaign where universities across the UK aim to make links to the SDGs within their taught courses during the week of the 17 – 21 February 2020.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals are 17 ‘global goals’, which set out targets to end poverty, protect the planet, and achieve prosperity for all by 2030. Alongside being a standalone goal, education is also vital for attaining all the other goals. Six years of NUS-led research has found that 60% of students, regardless of discipline, want to learn more about sustainability.
Lecturers and teaching staff interested in getting involved can:
- Identify one or more sessions where they can teach the SDGs during or after the week of the 17 – 21 February 2020.
- Pledge to take part on the SDG Teach In website
- Confirm to firstname.lastname@example.org that they are taking part – guidance can be provided to help plan their session
Catherine and Emily of the Sustainability Team are on hand to advise or support you in any way to help you get involved. This could be through case studies, debate, discussion, group work, or simulations and ideally, students will learn the relevance of the SDGs to their course.
urther information and Resources including 5, 10 and 30-minute session plans, can be found on the Estates page.