Drapers' Lecture 2022: Engaging students in sustainability

Drapers' Lecture 2022: Engaging students in sustainability

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Peston Lecture Theatre, Graduate Centre, Queen Mary University of London

Mile End Road


E1 4NS

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The Drapers' Lecture 2022 - Engaging students in sustainability, Professor Simon Kemp, University of Southampton

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Engaging students in sustainability: how the UN Sustainable Development Goals can lead to curriculum transformation, community partnership and student success

We are delighted to be joined by Professor Simon Kemp from the University of Southampton for this year's annual Drapers' Lecture. Immediately before the lecture, you are warmly invited to join us for a short presentation ceremony where we will recognise and celebrate the achievements of Queen Mary educators over the past year.

About Professor Kemp

Professor Simon Kemp is the University Lead in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) at the University of Southampton where he is responsible for the embedding of sustainable development across the whole of the university curricula and student experience. He is an award-winning academic recognised for his student-focused work in ESD and employability through the Times Higher Education ‘Most Innovative Teacher of Year’, a National Teaching Fellowship, and ‘Sustainability Professional of the Year’ awards amongst others.

Whilst working at Southampton Simon has also held the additional national roles of Academic Lead in ESD for the Higher Education Academy (now Advance HE), Leader of the Green Academy Programme, Deputy Chair and Trustee of the Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges (EAUC), and Co-Chair of the QAA & Advance HE Education for Sustainable Development Guidance Document Expert Working Groups (2014 & 2021). He has delivered numerous keynotes and workshops across the world.

His other roles at the University of Southampton include mentoring teaching-focused academics for career development and the National Teaching Fellowship programme, as well as the main day-job of leading the Environmental Science undergraduate programmes and working with students. There his work focuses on providing a socially and environmentally responsible transformative experience for all students, whilst also continuing to provide support for alumni over the last couple of decades. However, teaching, assessment and the student experience will always be his main passion, so he enjoys nothing more than working with students through delivering his many modules and contributing to others across the university.

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