Students want jobs with businesses that ‘value sustainability’

Today’s students want to gain employment with companies who truly value the importance of sustainability, says National Union of Students (NUS) senior project officer Jesse Scharf – reports

Scharf said that students want to leave university with “high levels of sustainability literacy” and to join companies that are actively embracing sustainability.

Last year, students responded to a Higher Education Academy (HEA) and NUS survey, which found that more than 80% of students believe that sustainable development should be actively promoted and incorporated by UK universities, a belief which increases as they progress through their studies.

Students said that sustainable development is something which should be embedded in their university courses, not just as an add-on to the university strategies.

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