Responsible Futures Accreditation

The Union and University have achieved the Responsible Futures Accreditation.

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Following an audit in May, the University and Union of Students has now received confirmation that it has achieved Responsible Futures status. This reflects the institution and Union of Students shared commitment to embedding education for sustainable development into the student learning experience.

Responsible Futures offers a framework and certification of a whole institution’s commitment to sustainability and social responsibility, and having an enabling environment for it to thrive, rather than an endpoint.

Nina Cupric, Vice President (Education) at the Union of Students, commented: It is amazing to receive recognition for so many years of work put in by the Union and the University. This symbolises our joint commitment towards sustainability and embedding it into everything we do. Thank you to everyone who has been involved.

Highlights of Derby’s application for accreditation included the University’s success in the recent Sustainable Development Goals Teach In campaign and progress with the Principles for Responsible Management Education initiative.

Chris Ribchester, Associate Professor: Learning and Teaching, commented: This really is a great achievement, reflecting the work of colleagues from all across the University. The audit report highlights lots of good examples of practice, but also provides plenty of important suggestions for future actions, which we need to address.

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