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(opens in a new tab) or  Litterpicking Society through the Student Union. 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:

Page last reviewed June 2023

Student Union Volunteer Roles

Throughout the year we offer a number of different environment and sustainability volunteer opportunities. To see the current ones available and apply visit: Student Union Website. Some example opportunities are listed below:



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 make.

This includes an updated recycling strategy, opportunities to become a Village Green Advocate as well as 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 email us at 

Seasonal 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.


Turning off at the wall:

  • Computers
  • Monitors
  • Printers
  • Kettles
  • Microwaves
  • Toasters
  • Other electrical items

And also by:

  • 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


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.