How can I develop these attributes further?
Visit the University
sustainability webpagesand find out why we're one of the most sustainable universities in the UK.
Take the Sustainability Quiz – a multiple choice questionnaire developed by an international team of experts to help students get a sense of how sustainably aware they currently are and where areas exist for future personal development. To access this quiz please email email@example.com to be provided with login details.
Find out if sustainability is covered in your programme – if it isn't, ask your student representative or ask your lecturer if it could be included. UPSU has its own very own Environment and Sustainability Forum and runs various Sustainability Awareness raising events such as Green Week – visit the UPSU website for further details.
- The University’s
Centre for Sustainable Futures(CSF) regularly runs Earth Summit Simulations that have been specifically designed to help you develop your systems thinking skills as well as enable you to collaborate with students from other academic disciplines and have fun at the same time!
Languages Cafépromotes communication across languages and across cultures. It helps home students and international students to make contact and network and fosters cross-cultural friendships. The Languages Café runs on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Learn a language!Timetable permitting, all students can choose a language as an elective if they wish. Language electives are available in German, French, Spanish and Mandarin. Students should seek guidance from a member of the Languages Group to ensure that they have selected the appropriate language module.
Centre for Sustainable Futuresruns regular Open Space for Dialogue and Enquiry workshops that provide a safe space for students to explore sustainability and well-being issues and encounter different cultural perspectives. As well as helping you to develop empathy for others it is a great way for you to learn to ask your own questions and think about your own world view.
- Each summer the University runs the Global Challenge Programme. This is a one week co-curricular opportunity for students to develop their leadership skills as global citizens. It provides a range of fun and interactive workshops along with community action opportunities that include as a central theme the aim of developing inter-cultural communication and understanding.
Future Leaders Programme– open to any students from across all Faculties with an interest in leading innovation in sustainability education here at the University. The programme consists of a range of personal development and collaborative leadership opportunities and provides the facilitated space for students to lead their own sustainability education initiatives.
UPSU runs an Environment and Sustainability Forum, where students can share and get support to implement their ideas for change within UPSU and the University. There are also dozens of clubs and societies within UPSU for you to take a lead in running.
- ‘Dissertations for Good’. The University has signed up to a National Union of Students scheme that supports students leading positive change through their dissertation projects. This scheme helps to partner students with organisations to collaborate on dissertations into economic, social and environmental sustainability.