We have an institutional commitment to Sustainability and work to embed sustainability across our courses, plans and activities. It's not just about challenging unsustainable practice, but about changing ways of thinking and mindsets, creating promising futures for all through education. (see our Sustainability Education pages).
We recognise that our sustainability efforts depend on staff and student engagement. We provide opportunities to become involved in hands-on projects, as well as, to engage in dialogue and learning with external stakeholders (see our Sustainability News and Events pages).
Our research agenda is increasingly focused on building interdisciplinary and socially relevant research (see our Sustainability Research pages) in the area of sustainability. Through our partnership approach we seek to make real and relevant changes in our region and beyond. (see our UNU RCE pages).
We seek to practice what we preach and continue our quest to mirror our commitment across the campuses (see our Sustainability Practice and Procurement pages) in the area of sustainability.
These values and commitments inform our four main strategic priorities: Achieving Inspirational Learning, Transforming Students’ Lives, Delivering Research Excellence, and Creating a Sustainable University.
Cross-cutting themes run through all of these priorities, these include: nurturing our local and regional communities, engaging with employers, participating in global education, developing an enterprising environment for our students and staff, and promoting sustainability thinking and practice.
Our Teaching and Learning Strategy has five core principles, learner empowerment, active engagement, learning in communities, education for sustainable development, and learning for equality, diversity and intercultural understanding.