The purpose of the SEEG Curriculum Group is to support staff in embedding the concepts of sustainability and ethical enterprise across the curriculum at MMUBS, and similar related activities. The University’s goal is to ensure that every programme offered by MMU addresses sustainability issues – social, environmental and ethical – pertinent to the area being studied.
The Curriculum Group is made up of interested MMU academic staff who meet regularly to support each other and share information on needs and progress. Needs in this case means resources such as time, knowledge and study materials; progress in the first instance means the inclusion of sustainability issues in the learning objectives and/or outcomes of a unit. Other steps forward, eg divisional or lecturer commitment is welcomed as part of a growing discourse. The Curriculum Group, by way of its members, will offer help to all academic staff at MMUBS in relation to seeking out sustainability issues in units and programmes and building or acquiring suitable pedagogic materials.
The SEEG Curriculum Group organises speakers to contribute to the ongoing SEEG programme of seminars, on relevant curriculum issues. In recent months these have included talks on: the pedagogy of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD); a report on a Circular Economy/ C2C study tour; and Sustainability Education: Some Tales from MMU.
The Curriculum Group will collaborate with other interested groups such as the MMU Environment team, student groups, ESD-related groups in other MMU faculties and other universities, and PRME (a group of business schools aiming to teach Responsible Management, of which MMUBS is a member).
For further information, please contact:
E E (Liz) Walley BA MBA
Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Business
Department of Management
All Saints Campus,
Manchester M15 6BH
MMU has been chosen alongside 15 HE and FE institutions in the UK to be a pilot for the National Union of Students (NUS) Responsible Futures Accreditation. Running from September 2014 to July 2015, this pilot takes a whole-institution approach to embed environmental sustainability and social responsibility.
The aim is to develop a desirable, externally assessed accreditation mark, spanning the formal and informal curriculum, applicable to both further and higher education.
For more information, please visit the NUS Responsible Futures project webpage at http://www.celt.mmu.ac.uk/esd/index.php?section=rf. ESD resources for academic staff, including a curriculum review tool, can also be found at http://www.celt.mmu.ac.uk/esd/index.php.