Step Up and Lead Sustainability Champions

Sustainability Champions are students who take on an additional role promoting awareness of sustainability issues amongst their student peers to encourage environmental action. You’ll work with staff to raise awareness of opportunities to engage with sustainability across the University and Manchester.

What do I need to do?

As a Sustainability Champion you will:

  • Be active in your role for at least two academic semesters.
  • Attend an initial briefing session and any further information sessions as required.
  • Run at least one social media takeover to raise awareness of environmental sustainability activities.
  • Organise at least one event on campus per semester to encourage peers to take part in 50,000 Actions and the Sustainability Challenge.
  • Champion environmental sustainability in you subject area.
  • Regularly record your environmental actions on 50,000 Actions.
  • Have the opportunity to take part in other activities such as environmental audits, 6R and Carbon Literacy activity.

What training do I need to complete?

There will be an initial briefing session to outline the University’s approach to environmental sustainability and your role. You’ll be invited to further training as required, for example on running events, social media, zero carbon, and 6R. You’ll be supported throughout the year by the Environmental Sustainability Team intern.

To apply, complete the application form or contact: Applications are now closed for the 2022/23 academic year. To discuss other volunteering opportunities please email us.