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Educating global citizens: Green Academy as a vehicle for students and staff partnerships for education for sustainable development Event

10:00 - 15:30
25 February 2014
Hartley Suite Garden Court Highfield Campus University of Southampton

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Event details

This conference combines expert student and staff speakers with the opportunity to simulate a UN Sustainable Development Goals summit, providing a holistic exploration of how students shape their own teaching and learning experience.

The HEA/NUS research on student attitudes to sustainability provides an excellent body of evidence that students believe sustainability should be covered by their university. This event will bring together national experts, students and staff with an interest in exploring sustainable development in the curriculum. The focus of the day however is to provide a platform for students and staff to work together to shape the embedding of ESD within the teaching and learning.

The day will end with participants taking part in an innovative simulated UN Sustainable Development Goals Summit, exploring the challenges in achieving consensus on global sustainability issues. 


10:00-10:30 Arrival and registration (with refreshments)
10:30-10:55 ESD across the Higher Education Sector: Simon Kemp, University of Southampton
10:55-11:25 Keynote session: Charlotte Taylor, National Union of Students
11:25-11:50 Felix Spira, Rootability
11:50-12:15 Student Staff Partnerships for Sustainability at Southampton, University of Southampton Students' Union and Sustainability Action Programme
12:15-13:00 Networking lunch
13:00-13:30 Keynote session: Zoe Robinson, Keele University
13:30-13:55 RAISE Network: Julie Wintrup, University of Southampton
13:55-15:15 Simulating a Sustainability Development Goals Summit, Simon Kemp, Jessica Lobo, Julia Kendal, University of Southampton
15:15-15:30 Round up. Simon Kemp, University of Southampton
15:30 Close of event


There is no charge to attend the seminar, but a place must be reserved. Please register online.
60 places available on first-come, first-served basis.

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