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Are you a current student interested in issues of sustainability? Would you like to see more sustainability content in your modules, or do you have a great idea of how to communicate sustainability to other students? Get in touch.

Sign up to our newsletter here! It's full of events and opportunities which will increase your employability and awareness of sustainability too. Find out more about our Sustainability in Practice (SiP) certificate and SiP Challenge Days!

Additionally, find out more about our innovative Foodshare allotment based at our Clifton campus. You will get the chance to develop valuable food-growing skills as well as contributing to the local community by donating at least half of all produce grown to local charities and community cafes. Volunteers also get to keep some of the produce. For more information on Foodshare, please contact us.

The NTU and the Sustainable Development Goals blog is a chance for students and staff at NTU to share their thoughts and projects linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Do you have an idea for a blog post? Get in touch


Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) workshops to support Curriculum Refresh

NTU is now offering training sessions for all interested academic staff on ESD and how it can be integrated into your teaching. 

Perfect for course leaders and those looking to integrate ESD across a whole course or module in line with the Curriculum Refresh framework. The session will explore aligning discipline-specific information that can be easily embedded into existing course content. Please contact the Green Academy team for information about the next workshop or to request more information. We also offer tailored one-to-one sessions with course and module leaders.

The workshop will include:

  • ideas for transforming learning through inclusion of ESD material to facilitate sustainability literacy and other transferable skills in line with the Curriculum Refresh framework
  • a taster of ready-made activities and resources from the Education for Sustainable Development: Future Thinking Learning Room relevant to your discipline
  • an opportunity to consider how to integrate ESD into the curriculum context in line with strategic aspirations and in ways most likely to benefit student learning. 

For more information or to sign up for a workshop, please email the Green Academy.

NTU is also interested in developing sustainability-related content with engaged staff members. If you have ideas of how to integrate sustainability into your teaching or would like some inspiration on how to get started, please contact one of the email addresses below.

Staff contacts
School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, School of Arts and Humanities, Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies, Nottingham Law School, and School of Social Sciences.Email Lina
School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences, School of Art and Design, Nottingham Business School, and School of Science and Technology.Email Vanessa

If you are new to sustainability, the following resources are an excellent starting point:

  • Sterling S. (2012) The Future Fit Framework: An introductory guide to teaching and learning for sustainability in higher education.
  • Sterling S. et al (2008) Sowing Seeds - How to make your modules a bit more sustainability orientated: A help guide to writing and modifying modules to incorporate sustainability principles (requires NTU login).
  • Roberts and Roberts (2010) Greener by Degrees - An open access resource exploring different aspects of sustainability within the undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum.

Find out more about our Education for Sustainability: Future Thinking Learning Room, a bank of ESD resources and ideas for staff.