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Environment and Energy


Get involved in Green Impact to gain and develop project management, teamwork and auditing skills! Benefit your CV at the same time as the University.

Green Impact is a scheme developed by the National Union of Students bringing staff and students together to enable and showcase positive changes in environmental practice. The scheme audits and awards departments and colleges based on their sustainability and encourages direct action in the workplace.

Students are encouraged to get involved in Green Impact. There are two ways students can get involved:

Green Impact Auditors

The departments and colleges which take part in Green Impact are all audited by a team of students at the end of the year to verify what they have done and confirm their award. As a Green Impact auditor, we offer you a half day’s training session followed by half a day of practical auditing experience as you visit departments to find out about and confirm their sustainability achievements. Read the Green Impact Auditor role description to find out more about what the role involves, and apply below!

The training and auditing this year is due to take place on Wednesday 3 May, from 9.30 to 17.00. To express an interest in applying for the role of Green Impact auditor, please fill out the simple contact form below and return this to by April 23rd.

Green Impact Project Assistants (GIPAs).

This is a student who works with a department or college throughout the year to help them achieve their Green Impact award. Training for GIPAs will takes place at the start of the Green Impact year (October/November), and aims to give students an introduction to the Green Impact scheme and how it works, how to generate positive environmental change in an organisation, and how to complete sustainability-related actions.

This year's GIPA scheme is now closed, but you can read up on what a a few of the GIPAs have been up to this year. If you're interested in next year's GIPA programme, see below for the role description, and email us with any questions or to express your interest. If you're a Green Impact team who'd like to work with a GIPA next year, let us know!