Education and student experience

We are empowering a new generation of sustainability-driven citizens and leaders by equipping our students with the skills and knowledge to meet the demands of a changing world and to drive positive change through their future careers.

Whether through our taught curriculum, informal learning sessions, careers advice, or the Go Herts award, all students at Herts have opportunities to acquire valuable new skills and develop a sustainable mindset.

Education for Sustainable Development

At Herts, we’re embedding Education for Sustainable Development into our curriculum, taking an interdisciplinary approach to learning that covers the integrated social, economic and environmental dimensions of our formal and informal curriculum.

Education for Sustainable Development aims to empower learners with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to address the interconnected global challenges presented today, such as climate change, environmental degradation, loss of biodiversity, poverty and inequality.

We’ll foster sustainability literate learners, who will go on to become critical thinkers who are able to make informed decisions and take individual and collective action to change our societies and care for the planet, through both our formal and informal curriculum and through our volunteer opportunities with the Environment and Sustainability team.

Herts graduate attributes

Graduate attributes are the skills and qualities students should develop during their programme of study and throughout their student experience at Herts. They have been developed to enhance graduates’ employability and to give students the skills and knowledge to thrive and succeed in their future endeavours.

Herts’ Graduate Attributes were updated following a consultation with our students in 2022 and two of our six graduate attributes link specifically to sustainability.

Find out more about our Graduate Attributes