Get involved

Communication and engagement are key to achieving our environmental sustainability aspirations. We have an environmental sustainability campus engagement group who help develop the communications needed to deliver our strategy and plans. This section of our website sets out our engagement initiatives in more detail and explains how you can get involved.

Staff

The former award winning 10,000 Actions, now 50,000 Actions programme, is available to all staff and students. Along with the sustainability seminar series, this provides an introduction to sustainability issues, as well as the opportunity to receive your carbon literacy certificate. You can take action as a team through Team Actions and LEAF. By signing up to receive the social responsibility newsletter you can keep up-to-date with sustainability news across the University and you can also share your stories with us. If you are a manager, we provide specific manager guidance on how to embed sustainability in your role.

Students

The Ethical Grand Challenges programme is available to all undergraduate students as part of Stellify. Along with the sustainability seminar series,this award winning programme provides an introduction to ethical issues, including sustainability. You can also explore these issues more formally through University College. If you live in University halls of residence you can become an environmental rep and volunteering opportunities are available to all students. By signing up to receive the social responsibility newsletter you can keep up-to-date with sustainability news across the University and you can also share your stories with us.

Students are also encouraged to log-in to 50,000 Actions, the biggest environmental sustainability initiative in the higher education sector, challenging all our 50,000 university students and staff to take small steps to live more sustainably and take care of our planet. As a Manchester student you have power to help make real change and take action to build a more sustainable world; whether that be on a global level, within our community, or as individuals. With 50,000 Actions, we’re asking all our staff and students to take practical action in everyday life to help build towards a more sustainable way of living.