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Leicester supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The University of Leicester proudly presents our first annual SDG report that captures our important contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

These 17 goals act as a blueprint to create a better world for all by 2030 such as eradicating poverty, reducing inequalities and combating climate change.

Universities, such as Leicester, play a crucial role in educating tomorrow’s leaders as well as tackling global challenges with our pioneering research. Our staff and students have led the way through all their amazing work, which has led to the SDGs underpinning our social impact.

The University of Leicester was one of the first UK higher education organisations to sign up to the SDG Accord and UN Global Compact — our pledge to promote and work towards positive social and environmental change and we are committed to leading the UK HE sector in embedding the SDGs in all we do to ensure we maximise our positive contribution to the world.

This sector-leading report shows our academic contribution to the SDGs through our teaching and research activities, along with how the institution contributes through day to day activities and public engagement. By using the SDGs, we are able to put all our work into a globally-recognised framework to capture and celebrate our positive impact from students, staff and the institution as a whole.

Visit our SDG webpage to read about the top 5 goals we contribute to academically and read the full (and colourful) report!

Learn how YOU can contribute to the SDGs whilst at Leicester

Escape Room Challenge: student designers and players wanted!

Posted by hjs23 at Mar 08, 2019 08:02 AM |

How would you like to not just play an escape room, but also then go on to learn about how they are made, and design your own sustainability themed escape room– and maybe run it as a real room for others to solve?

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Have your voice heard through the Social Impact Survey 2018

Posted by hjs23 at Dec 12, 2018 10:55 AM |

Spare ten minutes to fill in our Social Impact Survey and have an impact on the social and environmental future of the University

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Tree Planting with Schools

Posted by sr486 at Nov 13, 2018 03:40 PM |

Volunteers needed on the 21st November from 10-3pm at the Stoughton Road Playing Fields to help plant 420 trees with schoolchildren

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Sid's SDG of the Day - Global Goals Week

Posted by hjs23 at Oct 31, 2018 05:01 PM |

Sid the Social Impact Dragon loved his week in the spotlight on social media. Every day throughout Global Goals Week (22nd -29th October 2018), Sid posted about one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and shared his knowledge about both the goals and the University. After all, Sid knows best...

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Map your Bag!

Posted by hjs23 at Oct 30, 2018 02:25 PM |

Bring us a plastic bag from your travels and contribute to ground-breaking research!

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