How can processes such as programme validation, module review, curriculum renewal, student course representation and student co-design help enable taught university courses to address big societal issues of our time such as climate change, social justice and equality and diversity?

The views and experiences of students and staff in the UK Higher Education sector are sought to answer this question through an online survey:

The survey forms part of the “Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Academic Quality” project, led by De Montfort University with ten partner universities and Students Organising for Sustainability (UK). The project is a Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Collaborative Enhancement Project, supported and funded by QAA Membership that will produce guidance and recommendations on how to address ESD through academic quality and student voice processes.

Many responses per institution are encouraged from any staff member or student, particularly those with relevant roles (e.g. programme/module leaders, Academic Quality staff, student union staff, ESD and sustainability leads).

Students that complete the survey can be entered into a cash prize draw – £200 first prize and four £50 runner-up prizes.

Full details and participant information are available via the survey link here:

If you have any questions on the survey, please contact Dr Andrew Reeves at De Montfort University on