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UCL selected for green development programme

5 February 2013

UCL has been selected by the Higher Education Academy to take part in the Green Academy change programme for 2013.

The programme helps universities to integrate sustainable development to the overall student experience in a more strategic and holistic way.

A small project team, including the Vice-Provost (Education) and UCL's Head of Sustainability, will be taking the following work programme forward over the next year:

  • Mapping our current provision of education for sustainable education across the institution, and developing measures to monitor against the sector
  • Embedding the principles of education for sustainable development in the new Global Citizenship Programme
  • Looking to identify opportunities to develop both formal and informal education to address sustainability

The team will be sharing its findings over the next year, and will seek to engage both staff and students in the process. 

Professor Anthony Smith, Vice-Provost (Education), said, "This is a fantastic opportunity for us to understand the breadth and depth of existing ESD provision at UCL, and in doing so discover where we might do more to embed sustainability in curricula and the overall student experience so all our students can graduate with the sustainability awareness and skills employers are increasingly looking for."

For more information please contact Josh Blacker.