Each year we ask students about their attitudes towards learning for sustainable development. We know that students care about sustainability. We see it from the actions thousands are taking on their campuses and in their communities.
This research makes it even more clear how much students care about sustainability.
We’ve conducted this research seven years in a row now, and these results have stayed exactly the same. Despite changes such as the rise in fees, and the crash of the jobs market, the demand for action by their institutions and desire to learn about sustainability has remained constant.
Since 2015-16, we’ve included students in further education (FE) in our research. We found that FE students agreed with those in HE that sustainability was important both during their time in education and beyond into employment.
Research like this is part of the reason we do the sustainability work we do. It’s important to students, so it’s important to us – and we’ll continue to embed sustainability across campuses, curriculums and communities because that’s what students want.