Category Events

Oct-Nov 2021: DMU’s COP26 climate change event series – get involved!

De Montfort University are offering a series of online and in-person events in October and November 2021 linked to the COP26 climate change talks, which are being hosted by the UK in Glasgow in the first two weeks of November…. Continue Reading →

Welcome to the DMU Eco Café

Eco Café is a place to explore how we can use education to nurture the values and ethical principles required in the transition to sustainable living and for building a peaceful global society. Starting May 7th, this monthly collaborative session… Continue Reading →

Results: 2020 SDG Teach-In

The 2020 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Teach-in campaign took place from Monday 17th to Friday 21st February 2020 and engaged 25,026 students and 307 teaching staff.  Across the 24 institutions that participated, DMU placed first for student engagement (~30%) and… Continue Reading →

Event report: Leicester City Climate Emergency Conversation

De Montfort University hosted two drop-in events for staff and students to support them in responding to the Leicester Climate Emergency proposals. The events were held on the 29th and 31st of January, 2020. An all day exhibition in the… Continue Reading →

25th and 26th Feb: Sustainability Events within DMU’s Cultural Exchanges Festival

DMU’s Education for Sustainable Development project has helped with the creation of two events within this year’s Cultural Exchanges Festival. As said by Simon Bradbury, Pro Vice-Chancellor | Dean, Faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities: “We are delighted to bring… Continue Reading →

20th Feb: Carbon Literacy Training

DMU staff have another opportunity to learn about carbon footprints, the climate impacts of DMU and how to take action on the climate crisis together at another Carbon Literacy Training session in February. The next face-to-face Carbon Literacy Training session… Continue Reading →

Feb 12th, 13th, 14th 2020: Carbon Literacy Training for Students

DMU is collaborating with Leicester City Council and the University of Leicester to offer a day’s free training on climate change and understanding carbon footprints. The Carbon Literacy Training will offer participants the motivation and knowledge to enable meaningful action… Continue Reading →

29th and 31st Jan: Join Leicester’s Climate Emergency Conversation at DMU

As part of its commitment to sustainability, De Montfort University is encouraging staff and students to join in in Leicester’s Climate Emergency Conversation consultation. The consultation explains how life in Leicester might be different in a ‘carbon neutral’ city, and… Continue Reading →

Jan 6th to 10th 2020: Watch ‘Climate Change the Facts’ at DMU

The first stage of DMU’s new ‘Carbon Literacy Training’ course is to watch and reflect on the BBC David Attenborough documentary “Climate Change: The Facts”. DMU’s Sustainability Team will be providing screenings of this thought-provoking one-hour documentary which are open… Continue Reading →

18th Nov 2019: Behaviour Change for Sustainability Workshop

De Montfort University are hosting a free workshop on Monday 18th November 2019 on designing Behaviour Change initiatives to promote sustainability. The free workshop is aimed at people who are actively involved in professional or voluntary sector initiatives that seek… Continue Reading →

Event report: Make Fashion Circular

Over 60 people attended a highly successful event at DMU on Tuesday 15th October 2019, looking at the Circular Economy concept in relation to Fashion. The event was jointly organised with the RSA through the Leicestershire and Rutland RSA network… Continue Reading →

15th Oct 2019: Make Fashion Circular

If ‘fast fashion’ is the problem, what is the solution? Our love of fashion fuels a global industry, employing millions around the world. But this is currently a system which drives environmental destruction, pollution and waste. This event offers a… Continue Reading →

Ten Ingredients: ESD in Taught Courses

At DMU’s Teaching and Learning Conference on Wednesday 11th September 2019, a session showcased a new toolkit to help academics and students think through how sustainable development links to taught courses. The session was presented by Andrew Reeves, Claire Lerpiniere,… Continue Reading →

Sept 20th 2019: Climate Action Day

On September 20th 2019, people across the world have been asked to take action to demand strong and urgent action on climate change. This call is building upon the work of the UK Student Climate Network movement, in the UK… Continue Reading →

16th Sept 2019: Mediation of the UNSDGs – Free Conference in Leicester

Details below about what should be a fascinating conference, organised by colleagues from DMU’s Media Discourse Centre:   The Global Promotion and Mediation of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals  Monday, 16th September, 2019, the Guildhall, Leicester   Keynote speakers: Dr… Continue Reading →

Thurs 30th May: DMU and the Climate Emergency: discussion event for staff and students

In light of the recent increase in public, media and Governmental engagement with the urgent need to act on climate change, we have decided to join the conversation. Here at DMU we actively engage with sustainability issues, and via our… Continue Reading →

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