September 25, 2014, by Helen Whitehead

Take the Sustainability challenge and sign up for a NOOC!

We have two online courses starting on Wednesday 8 October for all students and staff of the University of Nottingham who are interested in sustainability. You can choose from:

Sustainable and Responsible Business and

Perspectives on Sustainability

Both can be used to earn credits towards the Nottingham Advantage Award.

Sustainable & Responsible Business runs for 5 weeks (time commitment about 4 hours per week). It will explore the big issues for modern businesses, including strategies for change, positive impacts, leadership and innovation for sustainability. Students who complete this NOOC are eligible to apply for membership to the Institute of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability (ICRS).

Perspectives on Sustainability runs for 10 weeks (time commitment about 4 hours per week). It looks at sustainability from many different angles – for example geography, engineering, business, arts and humanities. Students measure their water footprints, build a visual history of sustainability, and think about the information we need to make sustainable decisions in our own lives.

Both courses are taught entirely online and in Moodle – so you can fit them around your other commitments. You will learn alongside students and staff from our three campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia.

So take the sustainability challenge today – sign up for a NOOC!

To join Sustainable & Responsible Business, click here

To join Perspectives on Sustainability, click here

These are NOOCs and not on this occasion available to participants outside the University.


The third of our NOOCs this autumn is Your University Journey and starts on Wednesday 15th October, aimed at first year students at the University of Nottingham. The course team says:

We hope you’re starting to feel settled in to your new surroundings and life in Nottingham. Hopefully you’ve met your flatmates, course mates and signed up for at least one society activity that you’d never heard of until two weeks ago.

Of course, university life is about much more than Welcome Week. ‘Your University journey’ is an online course aimed at first year students to help with the transition to university study. It will give you an insight into the amazing research that goes on here and help you get used to using things like library resources and reading lists.

The course is run via Moodle, the University’s online learning platform, and requires just four hours of independent study over a two week period. You’ll need your University username and password to log in to Moodle and sign up for the course (course materials will start to become available in the week commencing Monday 13 October)

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