10th June 2021, 2pm to 3pm – ‘The Climate Crisis and DMU Courses’: how do we make the climate crisis feature in our taught courses and activities at DMU?

To join the session CLICK THE LINK HERE. Email in advance to confirm your plan to attend: sustainability@dmu.ac.uk

The Climate Crisis is as a huge priority for young people including our current and prospective students at DMU. Surveys and polling in England repeatedly show that over 90% of students are concerned or very concerned about climate change and expect to see their concerns reflected at their university. Higher education has a key role to play in responding to the climate crisis. In this workshop, we will look at how climate change can be linked to teaching and learning activities here at DMU. 

  • We will start with a short presentation from Dr Iain Cross and Dr Alina Congreve who have recently worked on a research project exploring how climate change is taught in diverse disciplines: from law and business to modern languages and chemistry, fine art and fashion.  
  • We will then explore opportunities and challenges here at DMU in an interactive workshop.
  • Participants will leave with practical suggestions they can take forward in their own teaching.

The workshop is for lecturers in any subject area but would also be of interest to academic developers, learning developers, library professionals, careers advisors, alumni officers and civic engagement staff. 

This event is especially timely with the UK hosting the international climate conference (COP 26 in Glasgow) in November. This will further increase the attention of young people, higher education funders and regulators, and university senior management on the climate emergency.  

The event is organised by DMU’s Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) forum which is a staff community of practice for colleagues interested in linking sustainability to teaching and learning.