Education for Sustainable Development

Sustainability or Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is an increasingly important aspect of Higher Education as evidenced in the recent QAA and HEA report that provides guidance to UK Higher Education Providers on the subject.

At the University of Leicester, we have committed to ensuring sustainability is part of our curriculum; as stated in the 2016-2020 teaching and learning strategy:

“Transformative teaching and learning will be delivered by:

  • Supporting and resourcing a culture of innovation and the sharing of ideas and approaches to enhancing the student learning experience;
  • Drawing on scholarship and pedagogical research to enhance our approach to programme delivery;
  • Building internationalisation and sustainability into the curriculum and student experience;”

As part of curriculum transformation each undergraduate programme will be asked to identify intended learning outcome (s) from module or programme specifications that incorporate Education for Sustainable Development.  The Sustainability Curriculum Transformation Task and Finish working group can offer individual support to programme teams to either identify existing teaching or provide assistance in enhancing/developing material.

What is ESD

University Values

Why and How


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