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University underlines its sustainability credentials by contributing to new report

Academic experts from University of Gloucestershire have contributed to a new report examining how the national curriculum could be amended to include more content about sustainability and the climate emergency and ecological crisis.

Entitled Tracked Changes Curriculum Review, the report features work led by a small team including Dr Paul Vare of the University’s School of Education and Humanities, who has been coordinating inputs from over 40 academics, teachers and education specialists.

The University’s commitment to enabling and empowering its students to tackle global issues was recognised when it won the Next Generation Learning and Skills category (large institution) at the 2021 International Green Gown Awards for its A Rounder Sense of Purpose project.

The new report, which reviews the curriculum for key stages three and four in the English National Curriculum, was commissioned by the youth-led organisation Teach the Future.

Using a ‘tracked changes’ methodology, it suggests whereand how the national curriculum can be amended to include sustainability and respond to the climate emergency and ecological crisis.

The headline findings of the report will be announced at a launch webinar on Friday, 16 September from 10am to 11am that will include feedback from current students about why they believe its recommendations are important.

If you are unable to attend, but would like to receive a recording of the webinar, please email