Student Involvement

We have many opportunities for students to get involved in sustainability at Lincoln, and you can learn more about them below. You can also join the E.C.O. Society through the Student Union.


» Environmental Communications Volunteer
» Student Union Volunteer Roles
» Become a Village Green Advocate
» Environmental Films
» The Great Holiday Switch Off

As part of the opportunities available, we’ve had some wonderful volunteers over the years and a couple of them have kindly written a blog about their experiences:

But it doesn’t stop there, we love seeing students talk about environmental sustainability in their studies. Recently, Jake Wiseman created a 2030 calendar showcasing how the world could change by 2030 if we don’t start to make a change to daily actions. Read more about his project

Get involved

Environmental Communications Volunteer

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

From September, you can apply directly to support the Environmental Communications, email for further information on how to apply.

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

    • Design posters, social media images and info-graphics
    • Photography/videography – document environmental activities throughout the year
    • Support events on campus
  • Assist with sharing information around campus regarding events and initiatives the University is hosting this could be through posters or via social media channels
  • Write blogs/star in videos regarding environmental issues on campus
  • 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 Rebecca Forster, Environment Manager.

Personal qualities & requirements:

An interest in design, writing 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.

Student Union Volunteer Roles via the Student Union

Throughout the year we offer a number of difference environment and sustainability volunteer opportunities. To see the current ones available and apply visit: Student Union website.

In addition to this, the Student Union organise many volunteer action days which help with the local environment and community. Visit their website to learn about current activities.

Become a Village Green Advocate

The Accommodation Services and Environment Team are working together to improve the positive environmental impacts the students living in the on-campus accommodation can bring. This includes an optimised recycling strategy, opportunities to become a Village Green Advocate and top tips to reduce energy consumption.

The on-campus student accommodation has always been known as the Student Village and we hope to bring a community feeling through this initiative and encourage students to play an active role in preserving their future environment. If you’d like to become a Village Green Advocate please speak to a member of our team at Freshers/reFreshers Fayre, talk to one of the Residential Wardens or email us at 

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.

Download your checklists:

    Student Switch Off Check List   Student - Defrost the fridge
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

Christmas switch off stats

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