For academic staff, professional staff, students and education partners
CHES provides representation and leadership to the environmental education communities.
We are an active networking organisation enhancing the quality of outcomes for education institutions teaching environmental disciplines.
We facilitate connections between members and develop new avenues of international co-operation within the environmental science community.
CHES oversees the largest accreditation scheme of environmental degree programmes in the world.
We support our members by delivering employability services, promote diversity and inclusion and provide pathways for their graduates into the environmental profession.
Membership is for an Further or Higher Education institutions delivering environmental programmes. Our annual membership runs concurrently with the UK academic year (1st September – 31st August).
All academic staff within the environment department can become part of the CHES network, whether they are involved in teaching, learning or research.
CHES membership costs per annum
1st year membership – £250
Accredited Membership – £500
Non-accredited Membership – £250
CHES accreditation costs
First programme accreditation and reaccreditation – £550
Each additional programme – £250
Accreditation last for 5 years
Join the largest environmental programme accreditation scheme in the world.
18th November 2022 | 2nd February 2023 | 4th May 2023
Please note that our accreditation documentation is currently being reviewed to reflect the criteria of the new ES3 Benchmark, this will be available to use by November 2022.