As a student at UOG, you’ve joined a community with sustainability at its heart. Sustainability is not just about greening the campus or boring stereotypes – it’s about the excitement of creativity, innovation and working together to change the status quo, so we can all think, learn and work differently to shape a better future for people and the planet.
You can get actively involved in our sustainability culture. Here are some top actions to take:
Live in smarter ways that have a positive impact on your wellbeing, save you money, improve your local community, and benefit the planet. You can:
Join a society or get involved with the SU
Students are leading change in the University, local community and further afield. Be part of leading change:
Sustainability is increasingly critical for careers in all sectors. Creative, dynamic learning experiences can give you the real-world insights you need to understand the challenges of sustainability in industry.
Are you learning about sustainability in your course? Find out what your course is doing on the sustainability website or via your tutor. Or speak to your course rep about the changes you’d like to see.
Discover what’s happening behind the scenes
The University of Gloucestershire is internationally recognised for its pioneering approach, expertise and significant performance in sustainability.
Be an influencer
Be the change you want to see and influence others while doing so. Here are some top actions to take:
Walk, cycle or take the bus (and save money by not driving!)
Check out your bin situation and try to ensure that anything that can be recycled is correctly disposed of
Mix up your diet and try a plant-based meal a few times a week
Cook with flatmates to save money, time and energy (and have fun!)
Think, do you really need it? Buy only what you need and share with friends to reduce waste and save money
Use your voice to bring the changes you want to see and stand up to stereotypes
Spend smart – choose Fairtrade, ethical brands and independent sellers
Reuse, repair and upcycle – make the most of old items, visit Cheltenham repair cafe or check out these tips from Save the Student.
Donate unwanted items to charity shops – you can use the British Heart Foundation bins on campus.