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PRME CHAPTER UK+IRELAND NEWS UPDATE – 5th April 2024



Reminder to Submit - PRME UK and Ireland Chapter Doctoral Colloquium and Annual Conference


There is still time to put forward proposals for the PRME UK and Ireland Conference and Doctoral Colloquium 2024 ‘Educating for Deep Transformation: Business Schools’ contribution to a Greener, Healthier, Fairer Society’ to be held at the University of Exeter 19th-21st June 2024. 


The Submission Deadline have been extended to 12 April 2024 and the Acceptance of Notification extended to 30 April 2024.

 

Submit a 500-word abstract (12 font, 1.5 spacing), a short biography with a link to your online profile to bs-accreditation@exeter.ac.uk Please title the email ‘PRME UK&I 2024 Conference – Call for Paper Submission’

Full details on the Conference Call for Papers can be found at the Conference website.


Shaping a Sustainability Mindset: Innovative Pedagogical Approaches for Integrating the UN SDGs into Management Education


A webinar is being held by the Northwest Local Network with the theme of Sustainability Mindset and will be of interest to anyone involved in higher education and professional training. This session will be an opportunity to hear insights and challenges from experienced educators and be inspired and motivated to consider applying innovative pedagogical approaches in your practice. The event will take place on Thursday 2nd May from 11:00am to 12:12pm.


As we are faced with various unprecedented challenges, including natural disasters, geopolitical instability, social inequality, and financial disparity instability, universities are under immense pressure to ensure that students receive an education that enables them to contribute to sustainable solutions.


During this session, a panel of academics will discuss teaching strategies that help students develop skills and competencies necessary for creating sustainable and equitable futures. The panel will focus on innovative teaching methods that can aid in integrating sustainability content into teaching, learning, and assessment. Topics discussed will include, but are not limited to, embedding the UN SDGs in teaching & learning and assessment, sustainability mindset and inclusivity, skills and competencies for sustainable futures, hopeful futures.


Invited panellists are presented below in alphabetical order:

• Dr Helena Kettleborough, Lecturer of Sustainability, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School

• Dr Laura Menzies, Senior Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management, University of Liverpool

• Dr Katie Neary, Lecturer in International Business Management at Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University Business School

• Prof Sally Randles, Professor of Sustainability and Innovation, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School

*Each speaker will have 15 minutes to outline their thoughts and experiences before taking questions from the audience.


To register attendance, please complete the registration form via this link.

Our Local Networks offer a forum and environment to promote PRME, to organise and participate with local events, themed conferences and other activities, as well as assisting in preparing colleagues for their PRME SIP report.

Contact: Dr Konstantina Skritsovali,  k.skritsovali@ljmu.ac.uk













Shared open resources on sustainability for employability


The interest group on 'Employability, Sustainability and Jobs of the Future' hosted a webinar on March 13 on 'Career Story Telling for the Sustainable Development Goals', at which open resources were launched of a powerpoint, worksheet and educator guide. These can be accessed on this link, along with a webinar recording that featured a keynote presentation from Dr Arti Kumar NTF MBE, author of 'SOAR-ing to success'.  Student prize winners of a competition linked to the workshop joined in the event, adding to the sense of community among educators, career professionals and students. Congratulations to Ciara Shamsi - BA Business and Management at the University of Reading, Lauren Buckley - MSc Corporate Environmental Management at the University of Surrey, and Jon Andrews - MSc Sustainable Development in Practice at the University of West England.   


This project was funded by seed funding for 'Developing innovative pedagogies and teaching practices' 2023 and involved delivery of the masterclass to around 800 students at almost 20 universities. The resources represent the refined versions based on working with collaborators and students across hosting universities. It would not have been possible without PRME community support. The team is happy to discuss this with anyone interested. Please contact Karen Cripps (kcripps@brookes.ac.uk), Cathy d'Abreu (cdabreu@brookes.ac.uk), Milena Bobeva (mbobeva@brookes.ac.uk).  Also available for anyone interested is the recently published Advance HE Guide to ESD in Practice on the first version of this workshop - see: Cripps, K. (2024) ‘Addressing the employability-sustainability curriculum gap: a masterclass’; click here for more details.


The webinar was hosted by the PRME UKI Interest Group on 'Employability, Sustainability and Jobs of the Future', co led by Dr Jonathan Louw (jlouw@brookes.ac.uk) and Dr Karen Cripps at Oxford Brookes University. Get in touch with them if you would like to join the mailing list for meeting invites or join the LinkedIn Group, (search for 'PRME UKI Employability, Sustainability and Jobs of the Future').  



Register for PRME Global Forum: Accelerating our Common Agenda


The 2024 PRME Global Forum’s strategic vision is to accelerate the global collective impact of responsible management education while also serving as a space to learn and connect with passionate stakeholders. It will bring together all walks of life from business, academia, the United Nations, the public sector, and the PRME community to accelerate the positive impact responsible management and business education is making on the leaders of tomorrow.


The 2024 PRME Global Forum will be taking place online on 18 June 2024. Following the "chasing the sun" method, PRME will offer 16 hours of programming spanning a variety of time zones to reach our global community:


Early-bird registration is open until 30 April. 


Register for PRME Local Network Event: Sharing Experiences of SIP 2.0 – 8th April


This is a reminder that there is still time to register for the PRME Local Network Event: Sharing Experiences of SIP 2.0 which will be help on the 8th of April between 16:00 and 17:00.  Details of the event can be found here.  To register please click here.



PRME UK and Ireland Chapter Conference Hosts 2025


PRME UK and Ireland Chapter Annual Conference and Doctoral Colloquium will shortly be opening the call for expressions of interest for hosting in 2025. Watch this space!.  

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