Embedding Sustainability into Curricula - Bournemouth Showcase

Date 14 December 2021 12:00 - 13:00
Venue Online
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Excellence in Education for Sustainable Development: sharing best practice to embed sustainability in curricula

Bournemouth University have run an Excellence in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Award for the past 6 years to share and reward best practice around embedding the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in university curricula.

This event is to celebrate some of the winners of the 2021 Awards and hear why they were recognised for their best practice in embedding the skills, values and knowledge of sustainability in their teaching of psychology, international relations and employability. As well as how they did it, they will share the challenges they faced as well as their top tips for other academics and teachers who are trying to embed sustainability.

At this session we will also hear how BU’s Sustainability Team, based in Estates, have promoted, led and embedded ESD across the university.


Dr Roman Gerodimos, a Professor of Global Current Affairs in the Faculty of Media & Communication. Roman's research focuses on the challenges facing democracy and global security in the context of globalisation and digitisation, on the relationship between shame and violence, and on drivers of youth civic and global engagement.

Jenna Darlow, Skills Development Programme Officer. Jenna runs the BU extra-curricular employability programme, the Skills Development Programme. Her role involves designing workshops and e-learning that specifically increase employability skills and global mindsets.

Dr Xun He, a Principal Academic in Psychology. Xun studies social attention and social perception, looking at how human attention, perception and performance are affected by and work in social situations.

Eleanor Wills, Sustainability Support Officer. Eleanor is a member of BU’s Sustainability Team, based in Estates, and has been promoting and supporting the rollout of ESD across all four Faculties and activities at the university including coordinating the ESD Community of Practice, measuring SDG inclusion in teaching as well as launching the Sustainability Academic Network.

For more on this topic, please join us for:
- The next ESD Topic Support Network Event.
- A workshop to spend some time looking at a useful toolkit developed for ESD on in March.  You can find more details here

You can view the webinar recording below:
Delivered by EAUC