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Volunteer as a Green Impact Auditor and help us take on Green Impact Students Unions - an environmental accreditation programme which helps us to be as green as possible. We are proud of our 'Excellent' status which we have held since 2010!

UN SDG Curriculum Mapping

We are running a project to map individual undergraduate course modules against the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs set out a global 'to do' list to meet ambitious targets such as no poverty, zero hunger, inclusive economic growth, equality, diversity, human rights and an environmentally sustainable planet by 2030. We believe that Higher Education has an important role to play in addressing these goals, particularly through the curricula and the development of the leaders of the future.

We aim to 

  • identify good practice,
  • promote discussion between academics, students and course reps on module delivery,
  • establish a baseline against which progress can be measured.

In 2020, in collaboration with SOS-UK, we ran a pilot project and trained 60 students to audit 288 modules. We aim to scale up the project.

Read the report here. This will be discussed in the new Learning and Teaching Group (a sub-committee of the University Sustainability Board).

Take a look at the modules we mapped here

To find out more information or to get involved with the project this year, or to give any feedback or comments, please contact Dave Wheatley,  

Each year societies are able to compete with each other to be awarded the coveted Green Guild Flag. The award is an integral way of demonstrating your society’s commitment to sustainability. Throughout the process your society will receive support from trained assessors ensuring you are doing everything you can, as well as this, the award is a great opportunity to collaborate with other societies for exciting events and activities.

This year there are just 5 easy steps to follow to earn your society the Green Guild Flag:

  • Take the Pledge: Quite simply take your Green Pledge found here.
  • Nominate a 'Sustainability Champion’: Pick your very own Green superstar to act as a champion for your society; they will receive support and training throughout the role. The first training is coming up on the 4th October, you can sign up here.
  • Get Involved in a Green Guild Event: Whether it’s a stall at the Food & Vintage Fair or helping at one of our Green lectures, your society can get involved – and have a great time in the process.
  • Get Stuck in to a Sustainability Campaign: If you’d like to get involved with one of our campaigns or run one of your own, get in touch with our Green Team here.
  • Keep Your Events Green: Make sure your events are as sustainable as possible by using the best transport, having vegetarian catering options and recycling. Throughout the year our Green Team will be measuring your societies ‘green-ness’ through evidence you submit so make sure you document all of your efforts.

Volunteer to inspire school age and sixth form students to live sustainably and teach them enterprise skills. Cover topics such as bees and nature, and travel and transport. Find out more.

We are now a collection point for Terracycle's crisp packet recycling scheme. You can drop off your used crisp packets at the Guild reception and we will send them off to be recycled. Find out more about the scheme here.