A support package for mapping the UN Sustainable Development Goals across the formal curriculum through a student-led audit.

The Global Goals for Sustainable Development set out a framework for eliminating poverty, taking action on climate change, and creating a more just and sustainable future for all. They are a universal set of goals, targets, and indicators that UN member states will be expected to use to frame their agendas and political policies from 2015-2030.

Universities, colleges, and students’ unions across the UK are increasingly examining how they might map their teaching and learning onto the Global Goals. We know there is significant demand from students for greater inclusion of sustainability, in its broadest sense, in the formal curriculum. 

In response to this institutional and student demand, the University of Winchester and NUS developed a training and support package for mapping the curriculum to the Global Goals through a student-lead audit.

Benefits include:
•    Developing skills for students;
•    Linking the Global Goals to other initiatives within the institution and/or students’ union;
•    Engaging teaching staff; and
•    Reporting on the Global Goals.

There are three levels of support: minimal, medium, and full support, as outlined in the table below. 

Stage

Activity

Minimal Support

Medium Support

Full Support

Preparation

  • Collection and preparation of data
  • Design of audit spreadsheet
  • Preparation and customisation of training materials
  • Recruitment of student auditors

Institution

NUS

NUS

 

Institution

Institution

NUS

NUS

 

NUS

Institution

NUS

NUS

 

NUS

Audit

  • Training students
  • Pre- and post-surveying of involved students to understand impact
  • Ongoing support of students throughout audit

NUS

NUS

 

 

Institution

NUS

NUS

 

 

Institution

NUS

NUS

 

 

NUS

Reporting

  • Tidying up and sending across raw data
  • Production of simple graphs for use in reports, slides, etc.
  • Production of full audit report

NUS

 

Institution

 

Institution

NUS

 

NUS

 

Institution

NUS

 

NUS

 

NUS

Engagement

  • Workshop with staff, senior leaders, etc. to explain rationale
  • Workshop with staff, senior leaders, etc. to review results

Institution

 

Institution

Institution

 

Institution

NUS

 

NUS

Cost

£1580 +VAT

£2135 +VAT

£4470 +VAT

 

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For more information about the Global Goals Curriculum Mapping Support Package, please contact Quinn Runkle, ESD Programme Manager on quinn.runkle@nus.org.uk or 07817 010044.