Student pathways: Developing professional skills for sustainable careers

In response to the high level of interest among students and academic staff Edinburgh university has developed ‘Student Pathways’, an extracurricular programme of activities that provide students with skills development framed around sustainability issues.

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Two pathways were delivered in the last academic year, with one framed around the Sustainable Development Goals, and the other on Climate Change. Over 50 diverse students participated in training sessions and practical activities that developed a range of valuable employability skills, including communication, carbon literacy and change making. Students gained recognition for their efforts through the Higher Education Achievement Award, but more importantly developed important graduate attributes which compliments their academic learning.

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