EfS in the curriculum

Here you can find out about how your course links to sustainability.

Resources for all courses

ARU has made a commitment to include sustainability in all courses. These resources show how it links to your discipline, and are mapped against the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

Sustainability in the Academic Regulations

Sustainability has been a part of our academic regulations since 2014 (Academic Regulations 2016, p26–31). As part of the re-approval process, course leaders must provide evidence of how their course links to sustainability. The EfS team monitors this process each year. Find out about the work we have done to build on gaps identified in the reports.

Collaborative projects at ARU

The EfS team has worked in collaboration with staff from across ARU to embed sustainability into learning in new and diverse ways. Read about some of these projects and get in touch if you would like to work with us.

Training and workshops

The EfS team runs regular workshops aimed at supporting you to embed education for sustainability into your course. Find out more, or start by conducting your own curriculum audit with this tool.

Responsible Futures Host Partnership status

ARU has been recognised by the NUS for the for Whole Institution Approach we are taking to sustainability. We are now mentoring other universities in the UK to ensure that sustainability is embedded across their institutions, too. Find out more.

Guidance documents

  • The QAA links sustainability education and better quality teaching. They published a guidance document on embedding EfS in the curriculum. View the guidance document.
  • 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. View the research findings.
  • Other research and useful readings can found here.

Masters in Sustainability

Join our pioneering Masters programme. Find out more. 

PhDs in EfS

Are you interested in doing a PhD in education for sustainability? Find out more.

Course-related awards

Sustainability Dissertation prize

If your dissertation links to sustainability you could be in with the chance of winning £100 and the option to present at one of the GSI's lunchtime seminar. Find out more.