Sustainability matters and we need the innovators of tomorrow to gain the knowledge and skill sets required to research, design, develop, implement and manage systems that will help us to step into a brighter future.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to transform our world. They are a call to action to end poverty and inequality, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy health, justice and prosperity. The latest SOS-UK research shows that 84% of students want to see sustainable development actively incorporated in their course, and the SDG Teach-In is a campaign to put the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and therefore sustainability, at the heart of all stages of education, and across all disciplines. This annual campaign calls upon educators to include the SDGs within their teaching, learning and assessment during the campaign (and beyond!).
The Teach-In campaign runs from 1st-31st March 2023 and aims to:
- Raise awareness of the importance of sustainable development
- Catalyse curriculum reform and test new ideas
- Embed sustainability and social responsibility across all learning
- Link teaching, learning, and assessment to local and global concerns
- Prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and attributes to tackle the world's greatest challenges
The 2022 SDG Teach In was our most successful to date, with 772 educators taking part at more than 134 institutions in 17 countries. Their collective teaching and learning reached more than 140,000 students on courses from fashion buying to anatomy, photography, and nutrition! You can read the full campaign report for the 2022 SDG Teach-In, including statistics and case studies from educators who took part.
Call to action
You can find out more about the Teach-In campaign, share this with your lecturers and encourage them to get involved
Make a pledge to incorporate Sustainable Development Goals into your teaching during the campaign
Why it matters
No Poverty - Why it matters
Zero Hunger - Why it matters
Good Health & Wellbeing - Why it matters
Quality Education - Why it matters
Gender equality - Why it matters
Clean Water & Sanitation - Why it matters
Affordable & Clean Energy - Why it matters
Decent Work & Economic Growth - Why it matters
Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure - Why it matters
Reduced Inequalities - Why it matters
Sustainable Cities - Why it matters
Responsible Consumption & Production - Why it matters
Climate Action - Why it matters
Life Below Water - Why it matters
Life on Land - Why it matters
Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions - Why it matters
Partnerships for the goals - Why it matters
Together, we really can make a difference.