Sustainability is at the heart of our University’s values and mission. If you share our passion, there’s lots of ways for you to help make the University and the Students’ Union a better, more energy-efficient, environmentally conscious and sustainable place to study.
Help to promote sustainability across the University through events, publications, blogs and social media organised by the Student Green Office (SGO). Run by students for students, the SGO has three paid-part time student members and different volunteering opportunities for you to build your experience.
Immerse yourself in sustainability with a short-term or summer placement working with the University’s sustainability team. From project work and branding development to campaign planning and more, there’s plenty to get involved in.
If you value sustainably managed spaces, you’ll find plenty to use and enjoy on campus. In Canterbury, there’s a wellbeing garden tucked behind the Johnson building, a heritage jubilee orchard in front of Ramsey and Powell, and we have several raised bed allotments across the campuses where students and staff can grow flowers, fruit, herbs and vegetables together.
If you or your tutor want to explore a sustainability project as part of your course the Sustainability team is happy to discuss your ideas and see how they can support you.
Being green is a key commitment in the Students’ Union commitment and the Eco Students Society supports composting on campus, community litter picking, recycling and Fairtrade.
Taking something that I really enjoy and looking at how to make it sustainable has been a skill that I have worked hard at improving this year and I feel that working for the SGO has definitely helped me to do this.AmyCounselling, Coaching and Mentoring Student and SGO Officer
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