24 Hours with the Global Goals


DMU is holding a ‘24 Hours with the Global Goals’ event from noon on Thursday 18 October and everyone is welcome to join us at any time to hear the talks and join the discussions on a wide range of vital issues facing our planet.

DMU is championing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which address ecological and humanitarian problems and provide a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.


What’s on?

The event will feature speed lectures or research showcases from DMU experts, with plenty of opportunities for Q&As and ideas workshops on how the university can promote the SDGs. The university is embedding the SDGs into all aspects of its teaching, learning, research and student support.

Thursday’s event will advance DMU’s work as a Global Hub for SDG 16, which looks to promote peace, justice and strong institutions. DMU has been given this honour for its work through #DMUlocal and Square Mile India and its leadership of the #JoinTogether network of global universities in support of refugees and migrants.

Over the course of 24 hours we plan to discuss topics such as volunteering with refugees, limiting climate change, abolishing poverty and hunger, promoting good health and wellbeing, education, renewable energy, gender equality, sustainable cities and communities, decent work and economic growth, responsible consumption and production, and much more.

Food and drink will be available at various times during the event.

From midnight to 6am on Friday 19 October, #DMUlocal will host a SDG 16 Hackathon in the Campus Centre to create up to 200 ‘Dignity Kits’ for refugees, which will be sent to those in need.Therewill be a donation drive to gather the supplies needed for the packs in advance and during the 24-hour event. Volunteers are needed to pack the dignity kits during the hackathon. The packing will be concurrent with creative workshops, talks and activities throughout the night.

How do I attend?

The event opens below the Vijay Patel big screen at noon on Thursday 18 October. From 1pm to midnight, the location will be Hawthorn Square. After the overnight activities in the Campus Centre, the line-up of talks resumes in Hawthorn Square from 6am to noon.

The full programme will be posted on the DMU website soon, so please look out for updates and join us during the event whenever you can for what promises to be an informative and significant sharing of ideas.

Anyone wishing to volunteer at the SDG 16 Hackathon should email local@dmu.ac.uk.

Posted on Friday 12th October 2018

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