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Sustainability Symposium 2024

County / Region
United Kingdom
Position on the Pathway
Excellence in practice
Fellowship Category
All Fellowship Categories
Event Type
Virtual Symposia
Teaching and Learning
Start Date
End Date
1 day
Institution Type
Higher Education and Further Education
Price From
Standard ticket £215


Sustainable citizens, people who can apply their knowledge and skills to global sustainability challenges, are increasingly in demand. Employers, professional bodies, students and the public recognise the need for everyone to have greater understanding of our impact on the planet and the skills to alleviate it.

This symposium with consider how we embed Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) into our Teaching and Learning practices, so that students become sustainable citizens.  

The symposium, via keynotes, oral presentations and workshops, will bring together experts in Sustainability and Education for Sustainable Development, alongside practitioners from the sector, to share the latest ideas, initiatives and best practice.

Symposium aims

The aims of this symposium are to:

  • provide an open and supportive environment within which to share and discuss contemporary practice and initiatives in teaching and learning; and
  • provide evidence-informed examples and ideas for university staff and students to address current challenges in higher education.

Call for papers

We invite submissions to consider how we can embed ESD across the learner journey and ensure sustainability is embodied in staff and students across our institutions.   


What learning environments are required to facilitate the development of sustainable citizenship? How can we progress sustainability competencies through the curricula?  How are we co-creating learning with students?  Value-based competencies may be hard to measure- do we need to know whether students have developed sustainability attributes, or is it sufficient to provide learning environments that support their development? 


The literature review suggests a typology of approaches to embedding ESD. From extra-curricular modules through to trans-disciplinary curricula.   What approaches to learning, teaching and assessment are you taking to embed sustainability into the curriculum? How does your practice connect to both the needs of the student and the institutional strategy? 


What institutional strategies, policies and practices have advanced ESD? How are we supporting staff to develop core sustainability competencies? How are we ensuring the student voice is heard across the institution? In what ways can intersections of ESD with employability and entrepreneurship, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), global citizenship and health and well-being help advance the ESD agenda?  

The deadline for submissions is now closed.

Who should attend?

This symposium is aimed at academic and professional staff, students, programme leaders and senior leaders who wish to learn about the latest sustainability innovations and showcase their own initiatives. Students are also invited to present and attend, and we would be delighted to see a strong student presence at the event.

Who is delivering the event?

Dr Kay Hack (PFHEA)

Lead Consultant (Education)
Advance HE
Dr Kay Hack
Dr Kay Hack (PFHEA) is the Lead Consultant (Education) for Advance-HE. Her role includes developing, managing and promoting excellence in teaching and learning, both generally and within STEM disciplines. She delivers a range of services to the HE sector, including supporting strategic leadership and change in HEIs and building and maintaining strong relationships with the STEM community, PSRBs, government and other organisations and individuals.