Education for the Sustainable Development Goals at DMU

My experience at the 2024 Student Sustainability Summit!

Hello, my name is Adam, a current masters student and soon to be part of the international sustainability team at DMU. I had the exciting opportunity to go to the sustainability summit in Lancaster on the 29th May 2024. The… Continue Reading →

Case Study: Fairness and Bias Mitigation in ML models (Bangli Liu & Eufrásio Lima Neto)

This case study by Bangli Liu and Eufrásio Lima Neto (Module leader and lecturer, respectively, for Big Data Applications – CSIP5203) provides an overview of a seminar students engaged in on fairness and bias mitigation in ML models. Discussion was… Continue Reading →

Share your experience of sustainability and your course and win a £50 voucher: join 31st May workshop or complete an online survey

We want to hear how you are experiencing ‘education for sustainable development’ in DMU taught courses, such as through exploring topics like injustice, gender inequality or climate change, and how your course is motivating and supporting you to take action… Continue Reading →

Get Carbon Literate with the Universities Partnership – June 2024

Are you part of a voluntary or community sector organisation or social enterprise in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland, or any other organisation with a focus on meeting the needs of our local community? The Universities Partnership, which brings together De… Continue Reading →

Case Study: Exploring racism with the Stephen Lawrence Research Centre (Lisa Evans-Massey)

This case study by Lisa Evans-Massey the Programme Lead for Low Intensity Psychological Interventions and Module Lead for ‘Values, Diversity and Context’ provides an overview of the opportunity students had to engage with the Stephen Lawrence Research Centre to explore… Continue Reading →

SDG Scavenger Hunt – Find the SDG Boxes

As part of our celebrations for Earth Day 2024 (April 22nd) we’re launching a Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) scavenger hunt on campus for DMU students, with a prize worth over £200. There are 17 SDGs but we want you to… Continue Reading →

Read Olivia’s experience as ‘Sustainability Communications’ Frontrunner.

Hello I’m Olivia and I am excited to let you know about my experience being the ‘Sustainability communications’ frontrunner. The past 5 months I have gained an abundance of confidence, sustainable knowledge and opportunities through networking with the sustainability team,… Continue Reading →

30th April: “5-minute recipes” CAITE workshop on teaching sustainability

5-minute recipes: Quick-to-prepare engaging activities for rich in-class discussions. Online: 12pm to 1pm, Tuesday 30th April 2024, MS Teams: Click here to join the meeting This interactive workshop led by Dr Andrew Reeves aimed at DMU staff offers an experiential… Continue Reading →

Paid Internship Positions available on Sustainability through Frontrunner Scheme

There are four exciting paid internship roles available in the DMU Sustainability Team through the Frontrunners scheme. The roles are available to DMU students (see below for eligibility criteria) and will help students develop their knowledge and skills around sustainability… Continue Reading →

Read Ella’s ‘Learning For Sustainability’ Frontrunner experience.

Hello Everyone! I’m Ella, and I am thrilled to share with you my experience as the ‘Learning for Sustainability’ frontrunner over the past 5 months at DMU. It has been an exciting journey, which has been filled with team collaboration,… Continue Reading →

28th Feb 2024: ESD Masterclass Q&A with Jamie Agombar

This event for DMU staff and students offers an informal chance to explore what works when addressing sustainability in universities through taught courses, research, student partnerships and external projects. Details: Wednesday 28th February, 2pm to 3pm, Heritage House 2.05 (SDG… Continue Reading →

Climate Emergency Action Plan Consultation

Leicester City Council declared a climate emergency in 2019, and has set an ambition for the city and council to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2030. Tackling the climate emergency is of vital importance, and the council is now… Continue Reading →

Case Study: Sustainable Building Principles  

  As DMU transitions to block teaching, the ‘Sustainable Building Principles’ (BENV1301) module for 1st year students undertaking the BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology and BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Construction programmes, provided a great research-led learning experience for students.     Overview… Continue Reading →

28th Nov 2023: Circular Economy guest talk by Walter Stahel for DMU staff

Walter Stahel, considered to be one of the visionaries of the Circular Economy concept, and leading expert in the field has agreed to give an online talk for researchers at De Montfort University on Tuesday 28th November at 4pm. Walter… Continue Reading →

Your thoughts wanted on DMU and Climate: 28 ideas for COP28

Students and staff are being asked to come up with ideas to improve sustainability on campus at DMU. Those ideas will be collated into a total of 28 initiatives to mark COP 28. The university pledges to investigate all those… Continue Reading →

The Big River Clean-Up

More than 14 million items of plastic get into our rivers and canals every year. The big river clean-up along the River Soar/Grand Union Canal will give 40 volunteers – both students and staff – the chance to do something… Continue Reading →

6th December: Sustainable Lifestyle Choices’ – making a difference and helping others to do the same

Join this workshop (in-person or online) to have you voice heard by sharing ideas for sustainable lifestyle choices. The session will cover what makes the biggest difference and allow open discussion to share tips and tricks between other attendees, as well… Continue Reading →

15th November (1-2pm): Join the DMU Sustainability Advocates scheme this year

Join this workshop (in-person or online) to get involved in the Sustainability Advocates scheme at DMU in 2023/24.   In the session we’ll introduce the scheme and give you a chance to discuss ideas for addressing sustainability at DMU with… Continue Reading →

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