News & Blogs: Higher Education

Welcoming our new Director

Fri 5th July 2024 - Blog Posts, Communities, Further and Higher Education, LfS Scotland Updates, News, RCE Network, Schools and early learning & childcare settings, Sustainable Development Goals, Task Group News, Young people

It’s a time of change here at Learning for Sustainability Scotland.

We’re delighted to welcome our new Director, Dr Beth Christie, as our current Director, Professor Pete Higgins, steps down this summer after eleven years in the role.


Education for Sustainable Development Topic Support Network: Sustainability competencies, skills, and graduate attributes

Wed 15th May 2024 - Blog Posts, Courses & Events Summaries, Further and Higher Education

The Education for Sustainable Development Topic Support Network, co-hosted by Learning for Sustainability Scotland and EAUC Scotland, met on 02 May to discuss how to integrate the development of sustainability competencies into day-to-day practice in further and higher education. Catch up on this event by having a look at the minutes and summary file and slides, or watch the recording.


Education for Sustainable Development Topic Support Network: Sustainability competencies, skills, and graduate attributes

Tue 2nd April 2024 -

Join us and EAUC Scotland to hear from universities and colleges about how they integrate the development of sustainability competencies into their practice.


Telling your Story: monitoring and evaluating the impact of your Learning for Sustainability activities

Tue 2nd April 2024 -

How can we evidence the impact of our Learning for Sustainability activity in an effective and engaging way? Join us and colleagues from the Royal Highland Education Trust and the Scottish Communities Climate Action Network to find out more.


It’s back! Join a worldwide learning community with ‘Learning for a Sustainable Future’

Mon 12th February 2024 -

We’re delighted to announce the return of ‘Learning for a Sustainable Future’; our highly successful FREE online learning opportunity, which has, to date, attracted over 17,000 learners from nearly 160 countries. Starts 11 March.


Learning for Sustainability Scotland praised as ‘key champion’ by Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills

Fri 12th January 2024 - Blog Posts, Communities, Courses & Events Summaries, Further and Higher Education, Initial Teacher Education, LfS Scotland Updates, News, Schools and early learning & childcare settings, Sustainable Development Goals, Young people

Jenny Gilruth MSP, the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, has hailed the contribution of Learning for Sustainability Scotland in its pan-sectoral approach to advancing the skills, knowledge, and values needed for a more sustainable and equitable world.  ‘Learning for Sustainability’ as this kind of learning is known in Scotland, is now more prominent than ever across Scottish education.


Education for Sustainable Development Topic Support Network: Becoming nature and climate confident

Wed 18th October 2023 -

We welcome all staff in further and higher education with an interest in learning and teaching to the November 2023 Education for Sustainable Development Topic Support Network (ESD TSN), delivered… [read more]


Monitoring and evaluating Education for Sustainable Development in universities: a new Framework

Fri 23rd June 2023 - Blog Posts, Courses & Events Summaries, Further and Higher Education, LfS Scotland Updates, News

Measuring, monitoring and evaluating Education for Sustainable Development is an important task. It helps us to show where we are at, the impact we’re having, and find out what and where we need to improve. Find out more about the new Framework from the QAA for higher education institutions.


Monitoring and evaluating education for sustainable development in Higher Education workshop (Senior Managers)

Tue 30th May 2023 -

Measuring, monitoring and evaluating Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is an important task. Join this interactive workshop to learn more about monitoring and evaluating Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in your own higher education institution.


Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Topic Support Network: a focus on student-led ESD initiatives

Tue 7th March 2023 -

Join us and EAUC Scotland for the next Education for Sustainable Development Topic Support Network, where we’ll focus on how students have been promoting, developing, and integrating ESD.