School of Biological Sciences Seminar Series

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


During 2021, a review of the BSc Food Quality, Safety & Nutrition (FQSN) programme was undertaken involving a wide range of stakeholders. This coincided with the publication of the Independent Strategic Review of the NI Agri-Food sector (Kendall, 2021) which identified that “sustainability will become agri-food’s licence to trade”. Reinforcing the review team’s conclusion that sustainability had to be foundational to the redesigned food programme, this presented a timely opportunity to design and create an innovative new module that would ensure future graduates have the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding to become true change advocates, tackling the sustainability challenges currently facing both local and international agri-food industry. We had the opportunity in early 2022 to be part of the Learning Design and ESD Bootcamp delivered by UNESCO. The overall aim of the course was to embed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) through transformative pedagogies and active learning methods in a module of our choice. Here we present a case study of the development of the module in this mindset, as well as offer reflection on achieving this effectively and holistically in a co-designed manner with those both internal and external to the university.
Period04 Nov 2022
Event typeSeminar
LocationBelfast, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionLocal


  • education for sustainable development