Newsletter provides film project updates

A project to examine and address inequality in the film and television industries led by experts at DMU has published its December newsletter containing conference calls, interviews and a database survey. Evolution Film was established in 2022 and forms part of the British Academy Innovation Fellowship between Prof CJP Lee, De Montfort University, and Jones Bamber Productions Ltd. Its December newsletter provides updates and opportunities on the work of the project which champions a number of sustainability targets contained in the goals of 5, 10, 16 and 17 and more. Read the newsletter here

27 ideas gathered from COP 27 at DMU

Continuing its commitment to taking climate action, on and off campus, De Montfort University engaged staff and students in its own ‘COP 27’ to encourage more input and receive 27 ideas to help the university continue its leadership in sustainability.Activities were kick-started with a special launch event to coincide with the opening of the political discussions in Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt, which called for suggestions on how the institution can keep momentum on developing work for a greener future.

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Governance and collaboration in spotlight

Experts will describe the success or otherwise of moral interventions in the sphere of governance and citizen collaboration, within co-created outreach and research projects that have used citizen testimony to explore relations between the state, the corporate sector, and indigenous people/disadvantaged citizens at a forthcoming seminar at DMU. Using the framework of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, Speakers at the event, titled: Peace and Justice? Participatory research in the Global South, will identify the conditions that enable or prevent the free communication of citizen perspectives and demands within national and trans-national political systems. Full details of the event, on December 14 2022 can be found here

International campuses unite for the SDGs

Students and staff from DMU’s international campuses came together to discuss their sustainability societies in a bespoke online call.

DMU Leicester, Dubai and our Trans-National Education (TNE) partner Asia Pacific University in Malaysia came together to share their work towards various UN SDGs.

Students spoke about the projects they had done so far and what they would like to do in future.

One of the ideas is to hold an online sustainability hackathon between the three universities to create solutions to SDG challenges that can be delivered by the students locally.

The early morning call in Leicester – to accommodate time differences in Dubai and Kuala Lumpur – saw about 30 students and staff take part.