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Volunteers needed for Sustainability Challenge 2017

02 Jun 2017

Would you like to help deliver the Sustainability Challenge 2017 to our 1st year undergraduate students?

Sustainability Challenge 2017

We are looking for enthusiastic and approachable members of academic and PSS staff from all parts of the University, including the library and cultural institutions, to help us run the Sustainability Challenge.

The Sustainability Challenge will take place in the morning and afternoon on Tuesday, 19 September, across the Oxford Road campus.

You don’t need any expertise relating to sustainability to volunteer!

There are 2 main roles available:

  • Facilitators who will work directly with groups of students taking part in the Challenge
  • Event staff who will fulfil a number of different roles to ensure the event runs smoothly

The Challenge takes the form of a 2.5 hour simulation exercise, based on the fictitious University of Millchester’s new Campus East Development. Students will work in interdisciplinary groups to plan the new campus, in the context of changes to climate policy to address extreme weather events around the world.

Volunteers on last year’s Challenge said that they really enjoyed the opportunity to work with colleagues and students from across the University. It's also a great way to develop new skills.

Find out more and hear about the experiences of colleagues who volunteered last year.