Leeds University Network for Sustainability in Higher Education (LUNSHE)

Leeds University is set to launch an interdisciplinary network to encourage Sustainability in the Curriculum.

The initiative, called Leeds University Network for Sustainability in HE (LUNSHE), aims to bring together people across the university who are interested in embedding sustainability in their teaching and/or practice.  

The network will be multi-professional and include staff in professional services, those interested in undertaking educational research or scholarship, and will also be informed by the voices of students, graduates, and employers. Everyone is welcome to join. 

Dr Pierre-Philippe Dechant, Curriculum Redefined Lecturer in the School of Mathematics, said 

“We’re looking to learn from each other, and share ideas and materials around exploring sustainability in the Leeds curriculum - whether you’re a newbie or a pro. We want to create cross-faculty and cross-service links across the whole university while bringing in other voices - from students and graduates to global partners and employers - to search out the skills that are important to address global challenges.” 

The first two meetings have been scheduled for 1-2pm on Tuesday 2nd May and 13th June in the MALL in the School of Mathematics, which is conveniently central for many on campus as well as being set up for hybrid meetings. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch, and light refreshments will be provided. The network will also be a platform for idea development, with members sharing their expertise. 

Those interested in joining can sign up on Microsoft Forms, with no firm commitment required. The LUNSHE network hopes to foster an open and inclusive community, and everyone is encouraged to attend the initial meetings, which will shape the subsequent evolution of the network. 

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