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PRME UKI News Updates - blog, conference, accommodation, webinars and more


Deadlines, dates for your diaries and details of initiatives that may interest you.

In this issue

Launch of our Tenth Anniversary Blog

Book for our Tenth Anniversary Conference now

Sustainability and Employability Webinar on 18 May

Scotland Local Network Event – SDG2 Zero Hunger – 30 May

PRME Global Forum Booking Reminder

PRME Global Students – Opportunities for Student Engagement

Chapter UKI seeks Conference Host 2024 – deadline 26 May

Call for Nominations – Chapter Steering Committee – deadline 2 June

PhD Studentship on impacts of RME – University of Bedfordshire- deadline 9 June

Launch of a Chapter Tenth Anniversary Blog

Reflecting on our Chapter’s 10th anniversary will be an integral part of the UK and Ireland PRME Chapter's 10th Anniversary Conference in June this year. To commemorate this milestone, we are also excited to introduce now the UKI PRME 10th Anniversary Blog!

Over the past decade, we have witnessed the dedication and commitment of our members towards realising our shared vision of responsible management education. Join us on the UKI PRME 10th Anniversary Blog as we reflect on our achievements, share insights, and envision the future of responsible management education beyond 2023. Our first blog post is now live and celebrates the journey to our inaugural meeting 10 years ago at Aston Business School with one of our founding figures, Professor Alan Murray.

We would like this blog to offer a platform to all our members to reflect on their experiences and achievements in responsible management education over the past ten years. Please contact Katie Lee (PRME Intern) if you would like to submit a short blog.

Book your place at our Tenth Anniversary Conference, Aston University, 27-28 June 2023

Follow the blog, and then make sure to continue the debates and reflections at our Tenth Anniversary conference at Aston University (Birmingham) at the end of June. Full details can be found in a recent mailing or on the conference website. Remember that preferential accommodation rates at Aston Conference Centre will expire on 16th May (today). Student accommodation plus other local options will of course remain available.

Proposed Chapter Interest Group - Sustainability, Future Jobs and Graduate Employability – reminder of webinar on Thursday 18 May from 12-1pm

PRME Global has well-established pedagogy-focused initiatives such as the Sustainability Mindset Working Group and the PRME i5 holistic leadership competencies project. Under the auspices of the Chapter, a group of colleagues at Oxford Brookes are interested in working with others to develop their thinking, teaching, research and writing on themes related to the above but that are more employment market, technology, innovation and graduate employability focused.

If interested, please join an exploratory launch webinar on Thursday 18th May from 12-1pm. You can register and get a calendar link for the 18th May here. If you cannot join this event but would like to express your interest email Jonathan Louw ( or Karen Cripps ( For more details see our last newsletter.

Scotland Local Network Showcase Event on SDG 2 - Zero Hunger - 30th May 2023, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, in-person and online event

The Scotland Local Network invites participants from the Chapter to join this hybrid event as part of the 10th Anniversary Celebrations. The event will include a session focusing on sharing experiences of community food hubs, free breakfast initiatives and teaching SDGs with responsible business ethics. Speakers from the University of Aberdeen and University of Strathclyde will also reflect on the contribution that SDG alignment can make to bids for accreditation.

Lunch will be with the external local Glasgow based social enterprise The Wild Olive Tree and will include a discussion around the role of university as a place-based actor in addressing hunger locally and using food to build community. A full agenda can be found here.

For any queries please contact: Shariq Sheikh (GCU):; Craig Anderson (University of Stirling):; Miles Weaver (Edinburgh Napier University):; Iain Black (University of Strathclyde):

PRME Global Forum 2023 – a reminder to register for in-person or online attendance

The 2023 PRME Global Forum will take place in person at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business on 13 – 14 June 2023. In addition to taking stock of PRME’s growth over the last year and highlighting the ongoing work of the PRME community, the 2023 PRME Global Forum will focus on impact across various session themes: pedagogy, climate, digital, and leadership. The 2023 Edition will be the first in-person forum since 2017, and its plenaries will also be broadcast to participants worldwide. You can register for in-person (delegate fees apply) and online (no cost) participation here.

PRME Global Students – call for applications for roles commencing July 2023

We are pleased to publicise these student opportunities managed from the PRME Global office in New York. Please think about students you know who might be interested in contributing to one or more of these projects and building their international networks and project management skills by doing so. The PGS recruitment advert follows:

· Do you want to join a United Nations initiative and work alongside students worldwide to advance sustainability?

· Are you looking for international projects to develop your management and leadership skills?

· Are you ready to be the change you wish to see in the world?

PRME Global Students (PGS) is a global network by and for students that fosters creative collaboration and collective action, thus connecting, empowering, and creating value for 300+ sustainability-oriented student organizations worldwide. PGS is a central initiative of Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), the largest United Nations platform to raise the profile of sustainability in universities around the world.

PGS is looking for worldwide change-makers with an empathetic and proactive mindset in addressing sustainability willing to dedicate their energy and expertise to managing our impactful projects! We currently have two categories of volunteering positions available: PGS Regional Leaders (nine seats) and PGS Taskforce Members (numerous seats in seven projects). More information, application forms etc can be found here.

Chapter Ireland and UK seeks conference host for summer of 2024

In case you missed it, please see our recent call to Members to come forward with bids to host our annual conference in the summer of 2024. The deadline for submission of bids is 26 May 2023.

Call for Nominations – PRME UKI Steering Committee – three year term from July 2023

Our call for nominations is out – we have five places to fill on the Chapter’s active and collegial Steering Committee starting in July 2023. Deadline for nominations is 2 June 2023 with the announcement of the outcome of the election at the Chapter AGM on 28 June at our conference.

PhD Studentship: The impacts of ‘responsible management education’ on the practices

of professional managers.

We are pleased to publicise the following call for applicants:

Where: University of Bedfordshire, Luton– Business and Management Research Institute

Hours: Full Time

Partial Funding available for: UK Students only

Funding amount: UK students’ tuition fees (£4,800 per annum) for up to 3 years; students will be expected to fund their own living expenses.

Closes: 9th June 2023

More Information: here

Chapter Events Calendar

If you’re organising a Chapter-related event or wanting to find out what is on, please remember to check our Chapter Events calendar. Additions can be emailed to our Administrator, Bryan Hall, on or our PRME Intern, Katie Lee on

Items for future news updates

Local Network Co-ordinators and other event organisers, when you run a PRME event do send us a short report afterwards (with links to any relevant resources) for wider publicity through these newsletters. Send them to Bryan or Katie on the email addresses noted above.

That’s it for now – best wishes from the UK and Ireland Chapter Steering Committee.

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