There are a range of groups and individuals within the University who work together to plan, implement and support student-related environmental initiatives.
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 should you have any questions relating to environmental sustainability as a student or within a college or to find out more about how you can get involved.
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 behavioral 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.
For more information on the GSEG, please contact email@example.com.
Every college has its own student Environment Rep. The Rep works with their student body and chairs their college student Environment Committee in order to run a number of environmental campaigns, coordinate a range of events and facilitate sustainable student behaviors.
Please contact your Rep should you have any questions relating to environmental sustainability within your college or should you wish to get involved in your college's student environment group.
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Every College has a staff member in the voluntary role of Environment Champion. Please contact your Environment Champion should you have queries regarding environmental facilities and performance in your college.
The Environment Team oversees their college’s environmental performance and activity. Membership includes staff representatives (Bursar, Champion, Housekeeping, Operations, Bar, Catering) and student members (Environment Rep, JCR/MCR representatives etc.).
Contact your Environment Champion or Environment Rep should you wish to attend these meetings or to refer a matter to them.