Sustainability is a subject of ever increasing scope and complexity which requires a full understanding of the interrelationships, pressures and implications involved. In order to foster a deep understanding and appreciation of the topic in the round the course is laid out to create a learning journey. Individual modules are used to provide connected waypoints on this journey.
The aim of this course is to provide you with the agency to become catalysts of change for a sustainable future. You will embark on an ambitious learning journey along which you will:
gain a deep understanding of key sustainability challenges and the importance of acting sustainably
build on your existing knowledge, skills and experience and those of your peers
develop the skills you will require to lead change through individual action, in business, government and society, see skills of a change agent
undertake a work placement in which you can apply and reflect on your developing knowledge and skills and abilities as a change agent.
This is a truly multidisciplinary course of study, with an emphasis on developing an understanding of a range of natural and social systems. It is delivered through a combination of intensive residential workshops plus innovative online learning. We hold three week-long workshops in Cambridge between September and December and two week-long workshops at the Eden Project in Cornwall between January and April. Workplacements occur between January and April. The course is taught by staff with many different backgrounds and experience, and the student community is similarly diverse.
Eden Project, a social enterprise which, runs transformational social and environmental projects around the world, all with a strong educational and research remit.
Change Agents UK, a charity creating a network of people empowered to live and work in a way that makes a positive impact on the world around them, through working with young people, graduates, businesses and communities motivated by sustainability.