Goal 12: Learning and students

The University’s learning and student activities play a key role in our approach to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Here’s a wider showcase of our work addressing Goal 12.

Want Not Waste

Want Not Waste is a student-run, zero-waste shop on campus, supported by the University to grow from a small stall operating out of our Students’ Union, to owning its own independent unit.

They’ve also developed a series of online resources to foster a community of knowledge sharing and inspiring pro-sustainable choices.

Study programmes

Our students learn about sustainable consumption and production of natural resources through a range of programmes.

For example, Sociology students undertake a Sustainability, Consumption and Global Responsibilities unit exploring the ways consumers, businesses and governments are responding to the sustainability challenge.

Chemistry undergraduates learn about how to advance cleaner, more efficient chemical reactions and alternative fuels through an Environmental and Green Chemistry unit.

Study programmes

Our students are learning about how to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all.

For example, our undergraduate Management degree has a specialisation in Sustainable and Ethical Business. Our master’s students in Development Economics and Policy learn about contemporary economic theories, applications and methods relevant to developing and transitional economies.