Partnerships

Below are the 22 partnerships who have either gained accreditation, a 'working towards' distinction, or are currently working through the toolkit towards their first audit.

Institution and students' union  Date joined  Current status Next audit due 
Anglia Ruskin University and Students' Union Summer 2015 Accredited (November 2016) Winter 2018
Aston University and Aston Students' Union  Summer 2018  Currently working through toolkit  TBC
University of Bristol and Bristol Students' Union  Autumn 2014 (pilot cohort) Accredited (Spring 2015) Winter 2018
Canterbury Christchurch University and Christ Church Students' Union Summer 2017 Currently working through toolkit TBC
University of Chester and Students' Union  Autumn 2014 (pilot cohort) Accredited (Spring 2015) Due by end of December 2018
Coventry University and Students' Union  Autumn 2014 (pilot cohort) Accredited (June 2015, June 2018) Summer 2020
De Montfort University and Students' Union Spring 2018 Currently working through toolkit  Expected spring 2019
University of Derby and Students' Union  Autumn 2017  Currently working through toolkit TBC
University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh University Students' Association  Autumn 2014 (pilot cohort) Accredited (Spring 2015, April 2018) Spring 2020
University of Keele and Keele Students' Union  Autumn 2014 (pilot cohort) Accredited (Spring 2015, April 2018) Spring 2020
Kingston University and Students' Union Summer 2015 Currently working through toolkit TBC
London South Bank University  Spring 2018 Currently working through toolkit TBC
Manchester Metropolitan University and the Students' Union at MMU Autumn 2014 (pilot cohort) Accredited June 2015, May 2018) Spring 2020
Nottingham Trent University and Students' Union Summer 2015 Accredited (November 2016) Winter 2018
University of Plymouth and Students' Union  Autumn 2014 (pilot cohort) Accredited (Spring 2015) Due by end of December 2018
South Lanarkshire College and Students' Association Autumn 2014 (pilot cohort) Accredited (Spring 2015, May 2018) Spring 2020
SRUC and Students' Association Autumn 2014 (pilot cohort) Accredited (Spring 2015) Due by end of December 2018
University College of Estate Management and student representatives Autumn 2017  Accredited (March 2018) Spring 2020
University of the West of England and Students' Union Summer 2015 Accredited (April 2016) Spring 2019
University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Students' Union  Summer 2018  Currently working through toolkit  TBC
University of Winchester and Winchester Student Union Summer 2017 Currently working through toolkit  Expected spring 2019
University of Worcester and Students' Union  Autumn 2014 (pilot cohort) Accredited (June 2015, July 2018) Summer 2020
       
Previous partnerships who are not currently active members include:        
South Thames College and Students' Union Autumn 2014 (pilot cohort) Working Towards Accreditation' (June 2015)  
Sheffield College and Students' Union Autumn 2014 (pilot cohort) Working Towards Accreditation' (June 2015)  
Dumfries and Galloway College and Students' Association Autumn 2014 (pilot cohort) Working Towards Accreditation' (June 2015)  

Udated: October 2018

Findings from partnerships who have achieved the accreditation to date have indicated that Responsible Futures has provided:

  • A road map to ESD for institutions who are just beginning their journey
  • A focused approach to a broad and complex topic
  • A validation and strategic tool for institutions who are well on their way
  • A structure in which the Students’ Union/Association and the University/College can work together more closely
  • A range of clear examples of best practice to facilitate top-down, bottom-up, and middle-out change

Examples include:

  • Using Responsible Futures to bring together faculty directors of education, the head of estates, and the students’ union president to look strategically at the inclusion of sustainability across the curriculum
  • Forming a student committee within a college to lead on curriculum reform and facilitate the Responsible Futures process
  • Facilitating round-table discussions with students and staff together to discuss the necessary changes to the formal and informal curriculum as part of the long-term planning for the university
  • And much more!