Consultation workshop: QAA/HEA Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Guidance Document








The Higher Education Academy (HEA) and Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) will hold a consultation workshop in Birmingham on 5 November 2013 for the development of a new QAA & HEA Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Guidance Document.

Scheduled to be published in early 2014, this QAA/HEA ESD Guidance Document will assist staff in higher education with the implementation of ESD in courses and across the curriculum. Focusing on the development of this document, this workshop aims to gain direct feedback, ideas and suggestions from academics and students from across higher education.

The event is not solely for ESD experts and non-ESD practitioners’ contribution to the consultation is strongly encouraged.

Following the welcome and introduction by Anthony McClaran (Chief Executive, QAA), four presentations will set the scene for the afternoon’s consultation process:

  • The student demand for ESD: Dom Anderson (Vice-President Society and Citizenship, National Union of Students)
  • The role of ESD in the Higher Education sector: Simon Kemp (Academic Lead ESD, HEA)
  • Guide to Quality and ESD in Higher Education: Professor Daniella Tilbury (Director of Sustainability, University of Gloucestershire)
  • ESD guidance document consultation process: Professor James Longhurst (Assistant Vice-Chancellor Environment and Sustainability, University of the West of England & Chair of the QAA/HEA Working Group)

The day’s core session, Guidance document consultation working groups, will be led by members of the guidance document working group.

Feedback from groups and closing remarks will be given by Dr Laura Bellingham (Assistant Director Research Development and Partnerships, QAA) and Simon Kemp.


Event webpage (including the online booking form)

ESD page on the HEA website

ESD page on the QAA website

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