Get Involved

We’ve got many exciting events happening this year – if you’d like to be involved in any of these, or have any questions or ideas, please contact the team using the details to the right of this page.

You can also join the Environment Society within the Student Union.

Environmental Communications Volunteer

Would you like to be part of the Environment Communications team?

Apply for a volunteer position through the Student Union website.

We’re looking for students with different talents, interests and abilities to help us with our communications strategy. This will involve:

  • Design of logo’s, posters and infographics
  • Assist with putting up posters around campus and the student village
  • Assist with ideas and support activities for environment campaigns and events

Support and supervision:

The volunteer will be supported and supervised primarily by Tracey Turton, Energy & Environment Officer, with additional support from Alison Wilmshurst, Energy Manager and Dan Clayton, Environmental Sustainability Manager.

Personal qualities & requirements:

An interest in design and environmental issues. A desire to help the University meet its environmental aspirations

Skills you, as a volunteer, will learn or develop:

Engagement skills – with both staff and students
Team work
Effectively communicate environmental messages

*We’re happy for the volunteer to work around their studies and external commitments.

Go Green Week

Go Green Week is held each autumn – activities generally include volunteering in the herb garden, competitions, workshops on reducing your carbon footprint, information on sustainable transport in the city, guest lectures, films and freebies!

We always welcome volunteers to help us deliver our programme of events. Contact us on if you are interested in being part of Go Green Week.

Environmental Films

We have a fantastic collection of films that can be made available to staff and students. Please email for further information of the films on offer.

The Great Holiday Switch Off

Over Christmas the University closes down for almost two weeks. During this period we ask that all staff and students take time to help reduce our energy consumption, thus lowering our carbon footprint.

You can help by:

  • Turning off at the wall –
    • Computers
    • Monitors
    • Printers
    • Kettles
    • Microwaves
    • Toasters
    • Other electrical items
  • Closing all windows
  • Closing curtains
  • Ensuring all lights are switched off
  • Turning down radiators – do not switch off completely in case it’s a very cold period
  • Defrosting the fridge and switching off at the mains socket


“A photocopier left on standby overnight wastes enough energy to make 30 cups of tea”

“A PC monitor switched off for one night saves enough energy to microwave six meals!”

Volunteer days with the Student Union

Throughout the year, The Student Union organise many volunteer action days which help with the local environment and community.

Visit their website to learn about current activities.