RCE London-2011

1. General Information
Contact Name(s): 
Ros Wade
Organizational Affiliation : 
London South Bank University
Role in the project: 
Project-relevant information: 
See http://www.londonrce.kk5.org/
2. Project Information
1. Project title: 
Higher Education ESD inthe Curriculum
2. Project Description: 
This project aims to identify, develop and support education for sustainable development in higher education curricula. The group is based at London South Bank University and is open to all partners concerned with higher education. The reach of the project is to ensure that students and academics with support staff in higher education have information for all courses and activities by producing materials for ESD to be included in courses, teaching and marketing of the institution.
The project also aims to influence the senior management of the universities to see the long term advantages of ESD for sustainable development in terms of the institution’s reputation and openness to collaborations with others inside and outside the higher education fora. The group is responsible to monitor the progress of ‘green’ initiatives, especially those affecting students and to directly involve students in the group.
3. Project Status: 
4. Key Words
5. Project categories
Project categories: 
Awareness building
Influencing policy processes
Material production
6. Expected outcomes:: 
The impact required is that all courses offered by universities in London are influenced by the ESD for SD agenda and sees this as an intergral aspect and respnsibility of higher education institutions. There is a considerable way to go yet on this project as a number of possible influencing opportunities have been curtailed due to a varity of reasons. However, the agend is clear and we trust that we will be able to keep momentum and extend the agenda to other higher education institutions .
7. Duration of the Project:: 
2010 - ongoing with no end date.
3. Project Leadership & Vision
8. Project coordination (e.g. teams): 
Ros Wade ( Chair) with approx 8 members, representing 2 partners
9. Leadership structure
a. Administration: 
b. Transactional: 
c. Transformational: 
4. Project results
10. Project results : 
The project has resulted in seeing one of the Partners acheiving a high score in the Universities 'Green League' tables ( 4th Greenest university in London)and influencing on partner to prioritise the sustainability aspects of the institution on its website.
The project can encouraged the development of student bodies concerned with sustainable business develpment.
11. Contribution to reforms and innovations: 
At an organisation level the project has 'kept the ESD SG 'flag flying at a time when higher education institutions are radically reassessing their role vis a vis students and society. There is evidence that univerisities are beginning to expect senior staff to understand ESD as an integral part of the way they manage and develop strategies. This group has put energy into maintaining a profile for ESD at a senior level in partner institutions.
12. Unexpected / unplanned results: 
here is no budget or allocated resource for this project therefore the people taking part are undertaking work mainly in their own time. We had applied for some funding to conduct a review of all ESD/SD academic activities, including courses, in one partner institution but the funding was not available. This work is still seen as important as an example that that can be evaluated and rolled out to other institutions.
13.Core Partners: 
London South Bank University
5. Partnership and networking
14. Project Network
a. Information network: 
b. Knowledge network: 
c. Innovation network: 
6. Participation
15. Type of involvement: 
Partners via a regular meeting.
16. Participation opportunities
a. Informational participation: 
b. Consultation participation: 
c. Decision influencing participation : 
7. Education & Learning
17. Educational activities: 
Short papers
18. Learning activities: 
The LRCE was invited to participate with business students in their assessed coursework groups discussing sustainable in business scenariois. This has enbled contact with a wider group of students and was a two way learning experience. Students used real business plans from a range of corporate businesses and conducted role play to critically identify diffulties and inconsistencies in the plans and suggestions on sustainable alternatives. This is an ongoing an developing undergraduate course where lessons from 2011 will be incorporated into next year's student sessions and should be a sopurce of shared knowledge with other HE Partners and businesses.
19. Educational activities
a. Theory: 
b. Discussion: 
c. Interactive and Multidimensional "action oriented education": 
8. Research Integration
20. Research & Development (R&D): 
No active research.
21. Research partners: 
Project Reports
Higher Education
Pollicy Engagement
Higher Education
One More Issue: 
United Kingdom