Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 14: Life Below Water

goal 14 life below water

The fourteenth Sustainable Development Goal is to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.


11 modules have intended learning outcomes directly relating to this goal, and 1,399 students have the opportunity to choose these modules.


242 articles relating to this goal were published in Scopus between 2018 and 2022, and 13,719 articles were 'cited by' in Scopus.

What we’re doing (University activity)


All fish served on campus through the Leicester Services Partnership, including all outlets on campus, is sustainably sourced and Marine Conservation Society approved.


During A Field Guide to Evolution (BS2078) students learn to formulate and test hypothesis and prepare and deliver oral and written reports for ecological phenomena including biodiversity.


University of Leicester scientists are joining a unique expedition off the coast of Hawaii to collect samples of fossilised coral reef from the seabed, to gain insight into half a million years’ worth of environmental change. A look back at environmental change throughout geologic history can tell us a lot about the future – especially when it comes to globally and societally important topics such as sea level, climate change and coral reef ecosystem health.

Courses/modules relating to the goal

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