KEELE SU RECEIVES AWARD FOR CONTRIBUTION IN GLOBAL GOALS TEACH IN CAMPAIGN
From the 22nd of February - 5th March Keele SU was involved in the Global Goals Teach In campaign. A campaign organised by Students Organising for Sustainability (SOS-UK), Keele SU has been working in collaboration with Keele University to promote and engage educators and students.
This year’s campaign has been SOS-UK's most successful to date, with nearly 500 teaching staff taking part from 48 institutions in 10 countries, reaching 47,292 students with education for the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)! See the full results here.
Overall Keele came in 6th place for number of educators taking part, and 8th place for student reach!
Excitingly, we have also received a special award for our contribution as a Student’s Union to the Global Goals Teach-In.
On receiving the award Charlotte Burke, Student Activities Coordinator at Keele SU and project coordinator of the Global Goals Teach In for the Students’ Union said:
“I'm so pleased that we've been able to make such a difference to the campaign here at Keele. We believe education for sustainability should transcend the formal curriculum and is the responsibility of all University staff, not just academics and lecturers. We'll be continuing our work with the SDGs in the coming months, and we cannot wait for next year's Teach-In!”
This award adds to Keele SU’s previous sustainability awards, including being the recipient of a NUS (National Union of Students) Green Impact Excellent award three years running.
We took part in the Global Goals Teach-In to kick off a wider campaign to embed the SDGs into everything we do at Keele SU. This came from a motion that was passed by students in a recent Union Council Meeting, so expect to see lots more information and promotion of how we at Keele SU are contributing to the SDGs.
Leroy Cohoone, Keele SU’s Activities & Community Officer has had sustainability at the heart of his manifesto campaigns of his two years being a full-time officer, he adds:
“It's amazing to receive this award. It means a lot because the students and staff of Keele are the ones who keep pushing progress. Sustainability is a collective human endeavour; that we must support our planet, sustainable ways of life and not give up on ourselves in the process of making life more sustainable and equitable for all”.
Thanks to all the staff and students who have engaged with us on this campaign.