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Sustainability Clinic (Environment and Geography) - ENV00054H

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  • Department: Environment and Geography
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Laura Chapman
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2023-24
    • See module specification for other years: 2024-25

Module summary

The ‘Sustainability Clinic’ gives students the opportunity to work on behalf of clients on ‘live’ real-world sustainability problems. All projects are tackled by multi-disciplinary student teams drawn from a range of courses to ensure that the relevant social, legal, economic, cultural and environmental aspects of sustainability are considered

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Semester 1 2023-24

Module aims

The ‘Sustainability Clinic’ gives students the opportunity to work on behalf of clients on ‘live’ real-world sustainability problems. Clients could be members of the general public, local government, community groups, charities or businesses. Problems could be on a wide range of topics including environmental quality, policy and regulation, sustainable business or awareness raising, and could include field- and/or desk-based components. All projects are tackled by multi-disciplinary student teams drawn from a range of courses to ensure that the relevant social, legal, economic, cultural and environmental aspects of sustainability are considered.

Teams are supported throughout their projects by dedicated training, a project facilitator and have access to a team of experts who are available to provide advice as required.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to:

  • Work collaboratively in multi-disciplinary teams on pressing local or regional challenges.

  • Define, plan and undertake a ‘live’ real-world sustainability project

  • Work professionally to understand the needs of a client, manage expectations and provide realistic, accurate and clear outputs

  • Analyse and evaluate complex information to provide outputs which consider all facets of sustainability and are designed to bring about positive change

  • Reflect on their own personal development, their role as social leaders and working for the public good.

Module content

The ‘Sustainability Clinic’ gives students the opportunity to work on behalf of clients on ‘live’ real-world sustainability problems. Clients could be members of the general public, local government, community groups, charities or businesses. Problems could be on a wide range of topics including environmental quality, policy and regulation, sustainable business or awareness raising, and could include field- and/or desk-based components. All projects are tackled by multi-disciplinary student teams drawn from a range of courses to ensure that the relevant social, legal, economic, cultural and environmental aspects of sustainability are considered.

As an undergraduate student you will work with a mixed interdisciplinary team of students to support a ‘Sustainability Clinic’ project. Following training, you will collaborate with the other members of the student team on the project, bringing to bear your own subject discipline, experience, knowledge and skills to contribute to the team's objectives of finding information and evidence in support of the project, understanding and evaluating that information, accessing the relevant discipline members of the Clinic team of academic experts, and preparing a report or other suitable output for the project client.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Essay : Reflection / self-analysis 1500 words
N/A 80
Essay/coursework
Essay : Reflection/self-analysis of contribution 500 words
N/A 20

Special assessment rules

None

Additional assessment information

Summative assessment is by way of a reflective report (100%) comprising

Reflection/ self-analysis (80%)

Students will produce a 1500 word reflective report exploring what impact their project and their participation in that project has had on themselves, their teams, their clients and broader society. This encourages students to think about their role as team members and/or leaders working for the public and social good.

Reflection/self-analysis of contribution (20%)

Students will produce a 500 word reflective report analysing their contribution to the work of the group drawing on feedback from group members, clients, supervisors and their own reflections. Students can submit up to 3 pieces of evidence.

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Essay : Reflection 1500 words
N/A 100

Module feedback

Provided via e:Vision within standard University turnaround times (25 days).

Indicative reading

Due to the diverse nature of the projects, students develop their own reading lists in consultation with their facilitator.



The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of 四虎影院.