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2013: Student attitudes towards and skills for sustainable development

Research into student attitudes towards and skills for sustainable development (SD) was conducted in 2012 continuing research from 2010 and 2011. This longitudinal study has identified trends in demands and expectations from students new to university; tracked longitudinal attitudes from first-year students as they progress their university careers; captured student opinions both pre and post increase in tuition fees.

This new report by the HEA and NUS found that more than 80% of students surveyed believe sustainable development should be actively promoted and incorporated by UK universities a belief which increases as they progress through their studies. In the survey's third year the research strengthens the conclusion of the two previous reports showing that interest in sustainable development remains strong among students throughout their university careers and with the introduction of increased tuition fees.

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The materials published on this page were originally created by the Higher Education Academy.