School of GeoSciences

Sustainability, equality and diversity

Our School continues to strive for excellence to support the transition to a low-carbon, sustainable, just and resilient society.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are embedded in our School's operations, teaching, research, knowledge exchange and innovation.  


What are the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals?

A graphic design listing the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries  to address the most critical global challenges of our generation. 

There are 17 overarching goals with a timeline set to 2030.  They recognise that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.

Our School and University recognise the vital role we play in achieving the Goals:

  • through the contribution of knowledge and solutions
  • by inspiring the next generation of leaders and change-makers
  • through embodying the principles in  governance and operations

Our School values everyone’s contribution and recognises the important role our staff, students, alumni, and partners have in working collectively towards a better future.

Visit the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals website


A group of university students in weather gear walking up a rocky slope towards a glacier in Iceland
We recognise that climate change is one of the most significant global challenges of the 21st Century, and continually work to become more socially responsible and sustainable.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Three university students seated indoors on a stone bench and laughing together
Our School is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion for our staff and students, and through our research.