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About Education for Sustainable Development at UWE Bristol

UWE Bristol's Strategy 2020 outlines the university's ambition to be known for our inclusive and global outlook and approach. We are committed to ensuring that our graduates are ready and able to realise their full potential; well equipped to make a positive contribution to society and their chosen field of work or further study; and primed to play their part in developing a sustainable global society and knowledge economy.

Our Graduate Attribute Framework ensures that our students develop a sense of global responsibility and a future-facing outlook during their time at UWE. This also guides our Learning 2020 Strategy which includes an aspiration to ensure that our students experience practice-based learning within and out of the university.

The university's Sustainability Plan specifies UWE's objectives and KPIs in relation to sustainability. ESD is a core theme within the Plan and annual action plans and monitoring guide our ESD work.

The University has been certified to the Environmental Management Standard BS:EN ISO14001:2004; designated an Outstanding Earth Champion by the Earth Champions Foundation; is a signatory of the Talloires declaration; has made a commitment as part of the UN Rio +20 process to ensure its students are able to engage with the ideas and meaning of living and working sustainability; is a member of the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges; a member of the UK and Ireland Chapter of PRME (Principles of Responsible Management Education); a signatory of the United Nations Higher Education Sustainability Initiative and regularly offers the opportunity to staff and students to take part in the UNESCO supported Sustainability Literacy Test.

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