Sustainability in the Curriculum: What is the University of St Andrews doing?

Friday 25 February 2022
The University of St Andrews has implemented many measures to encourage sustainability within the curriculum, from the creation of working groups to new courses.
Here, we highlight some of the initiatives that have worked to promote the University of St Andrews as an innovative sustainable institution.

Training in Environmental Sustainability Action is an online course all incoming students complete during matriculation. The course provides student with knowledge on the climate emergency, St Andrews’ community gardens, and Transition’s Bike Pool initiative.

The Sustainability in the Curriculum committee consists of students and staff at the University who work to promote engagement with learning and teaching in sustainability. They present the Sustainability in the Curriculum Award every year to the module that has best championed sustainable learning.

The Golden Dandelion Award was created in 2021. It is awarded to modules that excel in teaching about environmental sustainability. The Golden Dandelion Award demonstrates the wide scope of sustainability education that occurs in St Andrews, and highlights the success of particular modules in this respect.

The University is working hard to promote sustainability, and encouraging students and staff to think more carefully about how learning and teaching can nurture our awareness for sustainable development.

We look forward to continual development of these initiatives to further cement St Andrews as a leading higher education establishment in the drive for sustainability.

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