Research into student attitudes towards and skills for sustainable development (SD) was conducted for a fourth consecutive year in 2013. This annual study:
- updates our understanding on student attitudes towards and skills for sustainable development through 3845 first-year and 1747 second-year respondents in academic year 2013-14
- identifies trends in demands and expectations from first-year students new to university
- tracks longitudinal demands and expectations from first-year students as they progress through their university career
- analyses the longitudinal variability in 21 304 student responses between 2010 and 2013
Surveys were designed for first and second-year students. The content repeated the previous questions to capture comparable longitudinal data. There was no reference to sustainable development in its promotion to reduce bias. Responses were weighted to reflect the demographic makeup of the UK student population.