Accelerating SDG Practice Webinar: Engaging students with the SDGs

11 March, 2020  |  Australia  ,  New Zealand  ,  Pacific  ,  Past Events  ,  Universities & SDGs  ,  Video   


One of the key ways universities and Higher Education Institutions can contribute to the SDGs is by empowering and mobilising their student body towards this agenda. This includes though student engagement activities, such as co-curricular activities, extra-curricular activities, campus initiatives, activities with clubs & societies and volunteering activities.

Most institutions already undertake a range of student engagement activities in areas related to the SDGs, such as sustainability and social responsibility, and have considerable experience in delivering them. However, using the SDGs framework itself as an engagement tool presents institutions with new opportunities and new benefits from engagement activities – as well as new challenges.

We invite you to join us to hear case studies from our region on how institutions have been using the SDGs to engage with their students and raise their awareness, understanding, and action on the SDGs. The talks will explore the different approaches used, as well as their opportunities, benefits, challenges, and emerging best practices.

Our speakers are:

  • Elizabeth Bacchetti – Project Officer, Education, Monash Sustainable Development Institute, Monash University
  • Brittany Hardiman – Sustainability Project Officer, Western Sydney University, RCE Greater Western Sydney
  • Dr Belinda Gibbons – Senior Lecturer, Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong

This webinar is presented by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Australia, NZ & Pacific and the Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) as part of the Accelerating SDG Practice initiative. The series aims to scale up action on the SDGs in universities, higher education institutions and knowledge institutions by sharing best practice examples, reflecting on the benefits and challenges of the SDGs, and collaborating on problem solving.