Sustainability in Practice welcomes first students
MLA College has today, Monday 12th September, welcomed students from across seven different countries to the MSc Sustainability in Practice, a new programme designed to tackle the practical challenges of sustainability within organisations.
Awarded by the University of Plymouth, and delivered by part-time distance learning, these students are all senior leaders and managers in sustainability.
Enrolling onto this 12-month programme will provide them the opportunity to undertake an independent, workplace-based project that will drive forward sustainability within their organisations or community, based around at least one of the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals.
Exploring workplace or community challenges, the students will create authentic and sustainable solutions and take active ownership in their implementation.
Dr Paul Wright, Senior Academician and Programme Lead, said: “We have been developing our suite of sustainability programmes for a couple of years now so I am delighted to be able to welcome our first students to the Sustainability in Practice programme. We have had a huge interest in the degree course from senior sustainability leaders, from across the globe, which is fantastic as it shows how passionate people are in making a difference.
“I would like to wish each and everyone of them the utmost best and I cannot wait to see the diverse range of project subjects and tangible results this will bring companies and communities alike. I would also like to thank PURA who have supplied a number of bursaries and scholarships to help make education accessible to all countries and communities”
This is the first of three terms per year for the MSc Sustainability in Practice, which forms part of a suite of sustainability programmes The College have launched to help educate people to take the next step in making big change to help our planet.