Shaping Our Environmental Future

Join the collective voice of the environmental disciplines in education

Accreditation.
Learning.
Networking.
Influence.

For academic staff, professional staff, students and education partners

About us

The Community for Environmental Disciplines in Higher Education (CEDHE) provides representation and leadership for environmental education.

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.

CEDHE is part of the IES family.

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CEDHE oversees the largest accreditation scheme of environmental degree programmes in the world.

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Shaping our environmental future.

Understanding

We undertake research in areas of concern and interest for our members. Recent publications include A Collaborative approach to improving graduate outcomes and the use of Living Labs.

Inspiring

CEDHE and the IES work to ensure young people from all backgrounds are inspired to begin and sustain an environmental education – from primary to postgraduate – boosting your student recruitment.

Enabling

We support our members by delivering employability services, promoting diversity and inclusion and provide pathways for their graduates into the environmental profession.

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How to add your institution to our network

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 CEDHE network, whether they are involved in teaching, learning or research.

CEDHE membership costs per annum
1st year membership – £250
Accredited Membership – £500
Non-accredited Membership – £250

CEDHE accreditation costs
First programme accreditation and reaccreditation – £550
Each additional programme – £250

Accreditation normally last for 5 years, unless substantive changes are made to the programme.

Programme Accreditation

Join the largest environmental programme accreditation scheme in the world.


Stopwatch

Upcoming submission deadlines

2nd February 2023 | 4th May 2023

Please note that our accreditation documentation has recently been updated to reflect the criteria of the new ES3 Benchmark. Please also see our guidance on the Key Changes to the ES3 Benchmark.

Benefits of Accreditation

“Accreditation continues to be a positive driver in development of academic and professional course outcomes through relevant Benchmark Statements and the CEDHE ethos... accreditation offers our students’ membership of a professional body, with access to great online resources. Furthermore, it is good to know that the continued professional development of our graduates is in good hands beyond the time they spend with us.”
Dr Charlotte Braungardt
Programme Manager, BSc Environmental Science Plymouth University

Updates

CEDHE updates accreditation criteria to align with new ES3 Benchmark 

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A New Year brings a new name for our education Committee

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