Responsible Futures

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Anglia Ruskin taking responsibility for the future

Anglia Ruskin University has become one of just 13 UK higher education institutions recognised for arming its students with the knowledge, skills and values to critically challenge the world around them, and tackle social, economic and environmental issues and inequalities.

A team of student auditors awarded Anglia Ruskin the prestigious National Union of Students' Responsible Futures accreditation for its work embedding sustainability and social responsibility across the formal and informal curriculum. This comes just weeks after we were shortlisted for a 2017 Edie Sustainability Leaders Award.

Dr Alison Greig, of Anglia Ruskin’s Global Sustainability Institute, said:

“Anglia Ruskin signed up to Responsible Futures because we recognise the need to develop our students’ knowledge and skills so that they have the capacity to become effective agents for positive change. Achieving this accreditation demonstrates to current and prospective students that a degree from Anglia Ruskin will help them to prosper as responsible global citizens of the 21st century.”

For more information about Responsible Futures, what it means and how you can get involved, contact the Dr Alison Greig: alison.greig@anglia.ac.uk

Actions for Responsible Futures

  • Student survey - in April 2016, we conducted a survey of ARU students on their attitudes, expectations and experiences of Education for Sustainability. The findings will be released in a GSI Briefing Note. In the meantime, you can contact the EfS team for more information.
  • Baseline audit - to identify where sustainability and social responsibility sits within the curricular, the EfS team conducted a baseline audit of all courses in the Faculty of Science & Technology; the Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences; and Lord Ashcroft International Business School. If you're interested, this can be found in our Annual Report 2015, along with case studies. We've also done a similar study on Anglia Ruskin's nursing and midwifery courses.