Sustainability Literacy Test Prizes 2017
On 29 November 2017 students from the Faculty of Management and Law were awarded prizes for achieving high scores in the Sustainability Literacy Test (Sulitest). Sulitest is a tool to assess and verify students' core literacy globally in terms of Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility.
The Faculty of Management and Law is deeply committed to Education for Sustainability as a signatory of UN Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME). For the last four years, the Faculty has adopted the Sustainability Literacy Test (or Sulitest) as part of our induction to raise students’ awareness of sustainability and corporate social responsibility.
Sulitest is becoming a standard for higher education worldwide; more than 600 universities are using it in 58 countries. The test is available online and consists of 30 questions in relation to knowledge in the area of:
- Sustainable humanity and ecosystems
- Global and local human-constructed systems
- Transition towards sustainability
- Role to play, individual & systemic change.
This year over 200 students participated, with competitions for top scores in the following three categories:
- Undergraduate Level 4
- Undergraduate Levels 5 & 6
Top performing students were presented their certificates and prizes by Professor Amir Sharif, Associate Dean International, and the winners were
- Undergraduate Level 4 - Maciej Ficek (BSc International Business and Management) 77% and Saba Khan (BSc Accounting and Finance) 77%
- Undergraduate Levels 5 & 6 - Georgios Gialedakis (BSc Accounting and Finance) 97%
- Postgraduate - Dudley Chown (MSc International Business and Management) 90% and Marcel Huber (MBA Distance Learning) 90%
(From the left: Amir Sharif (AD International); PG winner Dudley Chown; UG Levels 5 & 6 winner Georgios Gialedakis; UG Level 4 winner Maciej Ficek; Helen Preece (Year 1 Director of Studies); Kyoko Fukukawa (Ethics Responsibility and Sustainability Lead)
Winner of Level 4 Maciej Ficek (BSc International Business and Management) said "The Sulitest presented itself to me as an appealing opportunity to assess myself in terms of my knowledge about sustainability, which nowadays is an issue of great and still of growing importance. Interested in the subject, I took the test and to my double satisfaction, soon I was honoured to be one of the top-score winners."
Winner of Levels 5 & 6 Georgios Gialedakis (BSc Accounting and Finance), whose score is the highest, said "I first tried Sulitest in 2015 and found it interesting, so I tried it again this year and I was surprised with my score."
Winner of PG category Dudley Chown (MSc International Business and Management) said: "I was really surprised and delighted to win in the postgraduate category of Sulitest. Completing the test enabled me to reconsider how I view sustainability, helping me to realise the importance of raising awareness about sustainability, both as individuals and within the wider community."
Professor Amir Sharif (AD International) said: "this is a fantastic achievement and recognition for our students which highlights the importance and level of interest and significance that sustainability plays in our student learner lives. We are delighted that our strategy for embedding ethics, responsibility and sustainability is having a positive impact on student learning. Congratulations to students as well as staff who have led and supported this initiative."