First-year student attitudes towards, and skills in, sustainable development
The final report from a HEA-funded project on student attitudes towards, and skills in, sustainable development has just been published. The project was undertaken by NUS Services in collaboration with StudentForce for Sustainability and the University of Bath.
The findings from a June 2010 purposive desk research study informed an online survey of 5,763 first-year higher education (HE) students, across all four UK member nations to investigate the role of developing skills for sustainability literacy. This is an important and timely piece of research. It follows on from the recent Government announcement outlining a package of sustainability initiatives, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to greener and more sustainable economy.