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Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a global framework for all to use to achieve a more sustainable future. They recognise that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection, peace and justice.

Tiles which illustrate UN Sustainable Goals

Embedding the SDGs 

In 2020, our vice-Chancellor Professor Nick Petford signed the UN SDG Accord, the University and college sectors collective response to the global goals and created the University’s SDG Working Group.  The SDG Working Group was formed with the aim of both designing a Sustainability Impact Management Framework (SIMF) that is aligned to the SDGs and ensuring that the relevant data capture related to this was embedded across University departments.

Through the SIMF, we seek to address a number of the SDGs:

SDG3: Good Health and Wellbeing

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SDG4: Quality Education

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SDG5: Gender Equality

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SDG7: Affordable and Clean Energy and SDG13: Climate Action

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SDG8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

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SDG9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

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SDG10: Reduced Inequalities

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SDG11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

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SDG12: Responsible Consumption and Production

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SDG15: Life on Land

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SDG16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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SDG17: Partnerships for the Goals

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