Students at DMU and across the UK consistently report that embedding sustainability education within taught courses is a priority for them.

The National Union of Students (NUS) has tracked student views on these issues for over eight years via an annual survey. Results from the 2017/18 poll found that 87% of UK higher education students wanted their university to actively promote and incorporate sustainable development.

The picture is similar at DMU, with approximately 80% of students supportive of embedding sustainable development issues in taught courses.

For these reasons, the NUS prioritises action for sustainable development and runs programmes to help universities and students to work on these issues. DMU and DSU take part in several of these programmes, including Responsible Futures and Student Switch Off.

Many of the Student Societies at De Montfort have either an explicit focus on contributing to sustainable development (e.g. The Model UN society and Enactus, which promotes social enterprise) or are strongly supportive of linking the Sustainable Development Goals to their main activities.

Are you a student at DMU? Let us know about your priorities for linking sustainable development to your course and life at DMU. Email or contact Sustainable DMU via Twitter or Facebook.