EfS in the curriculum

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Sustainability is a cross-cutting theme that has a place in all university subjects. It offers exciting opportunities for learning to be focussed around real world events, and for students to gain tangible skills which will enable them to be successful in the workplace.

In 2014, Anglia Ruskin became one of the first universities to have sustainability embedded into our academic regulations. Take a look at some of these links to find out what this looks like in practice, or get in touch with the EfS team directly.

Resources for all courses

Anglia Ruskin have made a commitment to include sustainability in all courses. These resources show how it links to your discipline. 

Tips on how to get started 

Building sustainability into your work does not mean starting from scratch. Take a look at this tool to help you to map the areas where your work already overlaps with the key sustainability skills, knowledge and attributes

Guidance documents 

  • The QAA sees a link between sustainability education and better quality teaching. They published this guidance document on embedding EfS as a complement to Chapter B3 of the UK Quality Code for Higher Education. 
  • The HEA and NUS have been conducting research into students attitudes towards sustainability for the past seven years. The findings have consistently shown that eight in every ten students believe that sustainable development should be actively incorporated and promoted by universities. You can view the research findings here.
  • Other research and useful readings can be found here.

Case studies on best practice approaches to EfS at ARU

Be inspired by some of the pioneering ways in which sustainability is being embedded into courses across Anglia Ruskin (document to come). 

Masters in Sustainability

Join our award-winning masters programme.

PhDs in EfS 

Are you interested in doing a PhD in EfS? Find out more

Hear what staff at ARU think about sustainability

Watch this short youtube clip on staff reactions to sustainability at ARU 

Course related awards 

Student 'Responsible Futures' Dissertation prize

Submit a dissertation related to sustainability and be in with the chance of winning £100 and the option to present at one of our lunchtime seminars. Find out more.

Staff 'Be the Change' grants 

£1000 grants open to lecturers from any discipline with an interest in testing out practical approaches to embedding sustainability into their work