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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 →

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 →

New Guide launched on how to have a green career

Are green careers even a thing? Are they limited to STEM jobs? What new careers are emerging that solely focus on sustainability?  Short answer: Yes; No; A lot.  Long answer: I’m glad you want one! Scottish branch of EAUC (The… Continue Reading →

22nd Nov 2023: Influencing how sustainability is addressed in your course (for course reps and others)

Wednesday 22nd November, 12pm to 1pm, Queens 0.07 or MS Teams. This interactive hybrid workshop is aimed at DMU Course Reps and any other students with an interest in evaluation and feeding back on how their taught course addresses sustainability,… Continue Reading →

COP28 climate change event series at DMU

In honour of COP28 taking place from the 30th November – 12th December 2023, DMU will be running a series of events on campus that all students and staff can attend to get involved and demonstrate their desire for climate… Continue Reading →

Dec 14th 2023: Online staff workshop introducing ESD

DMU staff who would welcome a practical and engaging introduction to addressing Education for Sustainable Development are encouraged to join a workshop session on Thursday December 14th… “Reimagining education for a just, sustainable & peaceful world: addressing sustainability in learning… Continue Reading →

Wednesday 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… Continue Reading →

Wednesday 29th November: Sustainability & SDGs Intro – Taking Action at DMU

Join this workshop (in-person or online) to participate in an interactive introduction to sustainable development. The content will cover what is currently happening at DMU, and how you can actively get involved with all the fantastic projects/events targeted at encouraging… Continue Reading →

SEED Grants 23/24 Applications

Are you interested in a grant of up to £1,000 to kickstart your sustainability project? Then you are in the right place! The SeeD Grant has been designed to aid DMU Staff, Students and Alumnus take action on sustainable development and… Continue Reading →

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