If, like us, you care about the environment and our future, there are loads of opportunities to make a difference.

Join student-led groups

Eco Students Society  

You can join the society and get involved with student-led projects like community litter picking, composting on campus and local beach cleans. It's a great way to make a positive difference and meet new people.

Student Sustainability Champion

MA Special Educational Needs and Inclusion Graduate Anastasia Sofia Semaan, was highly commended at the prestigious Green Gown Awards, in the Student Sustainability Champion category.

Student Green Office 

We've got a great Student Green Office, run by three paid interns and additional volunteers, who are actively promoting green living at university. Look out for the events and pop-ups hosted on campus (one of our favourites has to be the Fairtrade chocolate tastings!) and get tips on how to be an eco-friendly student by reading their blog.

Cook and eat sustainably

Once you start at uni, you’ll find your weekly schedule will start looking busy! When balancing classes and work with hobbies and spending time with your friends and family, you’ll need to ensure you plan time to eat well, too. 

Save money and look after your wellbeing by cooking with friends and family. Meal prepping is a great way to ensure you have a balanced diet for the week ahead. 

When you do need to grab food on the go, we have lots of outlets across campus that sell healthy, veggie/vegan and Fairtrade options including: Vegan sausage rolls!

Student recipe book

The Student Green Office has created a 'Cooking goes green' cookbook! Students share their delicious and sustainable recipes to inspire you, suiting you and your budget. Buy now on our Bookshop website.

Use your free cup! 

When you start here, you’ll be given a free reusable and biodegradable cup. Use this when you grab a drink on campus and you can help reduce use of disposable cups across all sites even further than the 60% we’ve already achieved. 

Make your commute green

Using public transport is a great way to reduce emissions, and could save you money! Make the most of student discounts available to you - look to buy a student railcard or take advantage of the Stagecoach bus discounts especially for our students that could save you up to 50% off your travel within Kent. 

Teaching about sustainability

We were one of the first universities to sign the United Nations' Sustainability Development Goals Accord, which sets out targets to end poverty, protect the planet and achieve prosperity for all by 2030. We've pledged to deliver these goals through our teaching means you'll get to learn about them and their relevance to your course.

Free Carbon Literacy Training is available to all students. Raise your awareness of the impact of everyday activities on the climate, learn how to reduce emissions, and discover why it’s important that we all take decisive steps.  

International Awards

We've won national and international awards for sustainability, including an International Green Gown Award and a First Class Award in the 2019 People and Planet league table, coming 17th out of 154 universities and colleges assessed.

People & Planet and International winner, Green Gown Awards badges
People & Planet and International winner, Green Gown Awards