Developing Solutions

The challenge to be more sustainably minded in the current climate is ever increasing. We need to tackle problems around sustainability, such as climate change, biodiversity loss, land use and zero carbon emissions in an interdisciplinary way, addressing the needs of the planet and society at the same time. In this module students will work collaboratively in small-groups to choose a real-world problem to propose a solution for. Within groups, students will individually undertake research to gather information from a range of different perspectives, which will then fully inform the development of the group solution. Solutions will seek to take into consideration the needs of the environment, wildlife, industries and communities to ensure a holistic approach. This module may include engagement from external stakeholders and some external visits to explore potential problems and solutions in different sectors.

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

  • Demonstrate the ability to engage deeply and critically with a problem from a specific perspective.
  • Demonstrate competence in the planning and organisation of a collaborative research project.
  • Use appropriate data collection and analysis techniques and translate the findings into a format understandable by a range of disciplines.
  • Develop the skills necessary to present your group output in a digital format.