European Students Sustainability Auditing

The European Students Sustainability Auditing (ESSA) project is a response to the developing commitment of higher education institutions and the growing interest of students in University Social Responsibility.  The project received funding from Erasmus+ (KA2 - Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, 2016-1-UK01-KA203-234648) from 01.09.2016 to 31.08.2019.


Over the course of the project, 60 students were trained as Social Responsibility Auditors, going on to audit 4 European Higher Education Institutions including University of Edinburgh, Kaunas University of Technology, University of Porto and King's College London.


Want to know more?  Click on the tabs along the top to find out about the activities delivered during the project, access the Open Educational Resources designed to support delivery of the project, and hear about the experiences of student participants.  You can also download a project summary report here.


Students play a critical role in the project and self-reflective learning is central to the student experience. The project aims to contribute to the wider process of developing alternative models of curriculum development and renewal, centred on experiential non-formal learning in a real-world setting, advancing co-created transformative learning that will contribute to enhancing students’ employability in a way that also promotes the wider social responsibility agenda. 


To learn more about the Student Experience click here.