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Project Background and FAQs

Project Context

  • 'Sustainability’ is a problematic term, which is by nature controversial. It addresses the tensions between economic, social and environmental development and combines them into a single concept. As a collective across the institution, we need to engage in a critical discourse on the challenges of educating for sustainability and integrating it into the curriculum to create globally aware and responsible graduates and citizens.
  • Despite there being a wide array of sustainability initiatives and interventions which have been developed and implemented over the past few years at Warwick, student feedback indicates there remains a lack of deep engagement with sustainability education, and a perceived disconnect between the academic and professional services community.
  • This project will therefore contribute to further promote climate education at Warwick and enhance best practices to transition to net zero.
  • You can read more about the Challenge hereLink opens in a new window.
  • You can sign up for the Challenge hereLink opens in a new window.

Key Dates

  • 5th June: Deadline to register to the Challenge.
  • 13th June – Opening competition event - First workshop (details TBC).
  • 15th June – Second workshop (details TBC).
  • 24th June – Deadline to entry submissions (midnight).
  • 1st July – Shortlisted candidates will be notified.
  • 8th July – Shortlisted entry presentations to Coventry City Council, Climate Board and WIHEA judges and final awards.


  • First place: £400* + presentation at the University of Warwick and Climate Change Board at Coventry City Council.
  • Second place: £200*.
  • Third place: £100*.
The winning idea will also be considered for implementation by the University and/or Coventry City Council.
*Please note that the prize winnings can only be awarded to the student participants.


Frequently Asked Questions

You will find answers to frequently asked questions hereLink opens in a new windowLinkLink opens in a new window opens in a new windo, but please do not hesitate to get in touch or suggest edits to this document by contacting the Project Team.

Dr Lory Barile ( opens in a new window

Nancy Olson ( opens in a new window

Dr Bo Kelestyn - Design Thinking Consultant (

Challenge Team Submission

Challenge Output Guide information can be found here.Link opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window

Please submit your Challenge outputs via this pageLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window before midnight, Friday 24th June.

Judging Criteria

This is based on the Design Thinking methodology that will be used during the Challenge and The Warwick Education Strategy.