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Whole Institution approach: Responsible Futures

Responsibile FuturesTo build the necessary capacity for embedding sustainability and ethics considerations in our teaching and learning, we have adopted Responsible Futures (RF); a whole-institution change programme and accreditation mark designed by the National Union of Students. The creation of a collaborative Working Group that reports progress on a termly basis to the University Education Committee is one of the Kingston Education Strategy 2015-20 objectives.

Sustainability Teaching and Learning Champions

A number of academics champion Education for Sustainable Development by embedding sustainability principles and topics in their teaching and learning activities. Some examples follow below:

Sustainability Courses

There are a number of sustainability courses at Kingston University as well as sustainability-related courses that include sustainability in their learning outcomes. Some examples follow below:



The Whole Earth? exhibition: an exciting teaching and learning resource at Kingston

Whole Earth exhibitionHosted by the University's Sustainability Hub, Whole Earth? is based on the premise that the future belongs to today's young people and that students and universities everywhere have a major role in making society much more sustainable.

"The Whole Earth? exhibition is a fabulous vehicle to engage students with the key issues which challenge our interconnected world. It's thought provoking messages encourage students to debate their rights and responsibilities in this globalized world and inspires them to consider their capacity to find workable solutions",  Annie Hughes Associate Professor, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing.

The Whole Earth? exhibition was featured at the Learning Resources Centres at the Kingston Hill Campus and at the Penhryn Road campus over 2015 and 2016. More about the exhibition and its reception at Kingston University can be found below.

The Sustainability Literacy Test 

the Sustainability Literacy TestThe Sustainable Literacy Test (Sulitest) is a tool for the various initiatives on sustainability lead by  Higher Education Institution to assess and verify the sustainability literacy of their students when they graduate. It assesses the minimum level knowledge in economic, social and environmental responsibility for higher education students, applicable all over the world, in any kind of Higher Education Institution (HEI), in any country, studying any kind of tertiary-level course (Bachelors, Masters, MBAs, PhD).The Sustainability Hub is member of the UK Steering Group for the test together with a number of other UK HEIs. The Sustainability Hub collects feedback from Kingston University students and staff, with an aim to improve the test and push forward the ESD agenda nationally and internationally.

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Sustainability Hub

Crescent House
Grove Crescent
Penrhyn Road Campus
Kingston Upon Thames
United Kingdom
Tel: +44(0)20 8417 6520
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