Sustainable Development - harness your potential to make real change!

Rebecca Proops not only lecturers on Sustainable Development, but practices what she preaches with her community project at the Old Shop Bayble.

The Old Shop Bayble was initiated in August 2020 by volunteers who got together to see how they could use the Old Shop space to benefit the community.  The shop contributes to local life by bringing a much-loved historic shop back into community use to help us to reduce waste, and showcase locally-produced crafts amongst other interesting, unusual and useful items. Find out more about the shop - HOME | OldShopBayble 
Rebecca recently welcomed Sgoil an Rubha P3 & P4 pupils to learn about the shop and help prepare for their own school clothes 'Swap Shop' as part of their Learning for Sustainability mini-project, which involves learning about Developing the Young Workforce Outer Hebrides and Social Enterprise Scotland
Rebecca said, “I am very happy to see young people enthusiastically wanting to do more and hope that we can better support: this generation of young people into jobs that help things last for longer; and the teachers that are helping to support and encourage the way for this transition.”
This is a critical moment to study sustainability. As the world faces a potential climate crisis and we need to learn how to understand and respond to the pressures on our environment and society. Sustainability is less a sector and more a highly diverse area that cuts across many industries. It can provide you with access to a variety of jobs and opportunities across many sectors. 
Our Sustainable Development courses can help you to do this and build a career in an area where you can make a difference.
You can also read about some of our former students' experiences: