Global Goals Teach In

                                                

The 'SDG Teach In' is a campaign to put the Global Goals for Sustainable Development at the heart of education and catalyse the change needed to make this happen. The campaign ran for the first time in February 2018 and the second annual Teach In took place 18-22 February 2019. 

The Teach In calls upon educators across all stages of education to pledge to include the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within their teaching, learning, and assessment on their course(s) / in their classrooms during the week of the 18-22 February 2019. 

Thank you for your support of the #SDGTeachIn 

Whether you pledged and included the Global Goals in your lessons, promoted the campaign across your institution, or hopped on twitter to spread the word, we are enormously appreciative of your work in making the campaign a success! Over the campaign, 206 educators at 19 institutions reached 17,521 students. This included embedding the SDGs in modules from taxation to sport; textiles to gastronomy; and Greek political thought to dentistry. 

Final Leaderboard:

Leaderboard (% students reached)

1st Place

University of Exeter

2nd Place

De Montfort University

3rd Place

Canterbury Christ Church

   

Leaderboard (number of teaching staff pledged)

1st Place

University of Exeter

2nd Place

UWE, Bristol

3rd Place

Canterbury Christ Church

 

Total statistics:

TOTAL TEACHING STAFF

206

TOTAL STUDENTS

17,521

TOTAL INSTITUTIONS

19


Overall statistics:

Organisation Name

Academics pledged

% Students reached

University of Exeter

38

15.081%

UWE, Bristol

32

9.314%

Canterbury Christ Church

31

10.677%

De Montfort University

25

14.178%

Imperial College of London

21

7.225%

Ulster University

17

2.667%

Nottingham Trent

12

3.900%

Worcester

10

3.472%

Bournemouth University

6

1.995%

University of Southampton

4

2.922%

Oxford Brookes

2

0.975%

Coventry University

1

1.339%

Leeds University

1

4.405%

Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Ireland

1

1.333%

Loyola University Chicago

1

0.183%

University of Northampton

1

0.693%

University of Nottingham, Malaysia

1

1.200%

University of Portsmouth

1

0.544%

University of Salford

1

1.462%

Accurate as of Friday 22 February. 


Endorsements:

"The Sustainable Development Goals to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all are at the heart of Oxfam’s mission to fight inequality and end poverty. We’re excited to campaign with the NUS to raise awareness of the Goals and call on students everywhere to participate in their implementation."

"Contributing towards the SDGs is a key role universities must fulfil, and embedding this into teaching is a great place to start. The NUS 'SDG Teach In' is a brilliant initiative, designed to raise awareness of the SDGs and motivate the next generation of change agents to take action on them."

 

"The United Nations Principles for Responsible Management (PRME) Initiative is a global network of business schools committed to research, teaching and learning that lead to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. On behalf of its 8O signatory members, the PRME Chapter UK and Ireland confirms its support for the NUS SDG Teach-In 2019 and will encourage its members to work locally with student unions to make the week the success it needs to be."

 

"TEESNet (Teacher Education for Equity and Sustainability Network) is delighted to support the NUS’ Global Goals Teach In. The SDGs  are at the forefront of our work bringing together universities, NGOs, schools  and all those concerned with the training of new teachers,  so we welcome the opportunity to focus attention on incorporating the SDGs across teaching and learning."

 

'We're encouraging our network of Rethinking Economics student groups to join the calls to include the Global Goals in teaching during the week and beyond. Incorporating sustainability into economics education is key to achieving our vision of economies that work for people and planet.' 


WiseWales


"The SDG teach-in is a worthwhile initiative which will be an important step for institutions to take along the path of creating a culture of meaningful partnership, whilst also addressing global concerns"