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Who's Who?

There are a range of groups and individuals within the University who work together to plan, implement and support student-related environmental initiatives.

Sustainability Coordinator - Students & Colleges

Katie works within Greenspace to coordinate environmental initiatives specifically for students and colleges. She attends colleges’ Environment Team meetings, oversees the GSEG and works closely with staff and students from all colleges to encourage and support environmental sustainability.

Please contact Katie at should you have any questions relating to environmental sustainability as a student or on how you can get involved.

The Greenspace Student Environment Group (GSEG)

The GSEG is a University initiative consisting of all college Student Environment Reps and is overseen by the University’s Sustainability Coordinator. The Group meets fortnightly during term time in order to:

  • share ideas on how to encourage sustainable behaviours amongst students;
  • plan student-orientated college and University environmental initiatives;
  • represent student views on University-related environmental matters.

Since its launch in 2006, the GSEG has been an invaluable resource for improving sustainability within the University. It is a pioneer of behavioural change schemes in higher education in the UK and has been a template for other universities. The Group was awarded the Green Gown Award for 'Best Student Initiative' in 2008 and has been covered by media including the Independent, the Guardian and the Northern Echo.

The Student Environment Reps for 2014-15 are:


Gwynneth Mayers


Tim Dalgado

Maddie Winnard


Jack Evans

Vicky Smith

John Snow


Josephine Butler

Mike Stewart

St Aidan's

Hayley Ousby

St Chad's

Tara Wight 

St Cuthbert's Society

Annie Osborne

St Hild & St Bede

Anna Reid

St John's

Kal Alcock-Murtagh

St Mary's

Jamie Penston-Raja 


Grace Tse


Maria Fairbank-Azcarate


Alice Patchett


Miriah Reynolds

Van Mildert

Callum Boyd

Charley Sargent

College Environment Champions and Environment Teams

In addition to student Environment Reps, all colleges have a staff member in the voluntary role of Environment Champion. The Environment Champion oversees environmental facilities and performance in their college. Environment Champions contact details can be found here

Every College has a staff-student Environment Team which meets termly to oversee their College’s environmental performance and activity. Membership includes staff representatives (Bursar, Environment Champion, Housekeeping, Operations, Catering) and student members (Environment Rep, JCR/MCR representatives etc.).

Please contact your Environment Champion or Environment Rep should you wish to attend these meetings or to refer a matter to them.