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About Education for Sustainable Development at UWE Bristol

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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