Events

Each year we run a range of events and activities, including:
    • Environmental stands at Welcome Week
    • Fairtrade Fortnight
    • Go Green week activities and events
    • Sustainable travel sessions
    • Waste and recycling challenges

Go Green Week events

2019/20 Events

Date

Event

Description

18 September

Welcome Event

Check out our environmental tables, take part in our interactive games and be in the chance to win prizes. Pick up a bamboo re-usable cup for free! Look out for a recycled bike sale too.

4 – 10 November

Go Green Week is linking up with Graduate+ Week

Check out our environmental fairs, interactive games, workshops and more! Go Green Calendar coming soon. Take a look at the events here.

24 Feb – 8 March

Fairtrade Fortnight

Look out for fun Fairtrade activities, such as a BCU Fairtrade Bake Off, Fairtrade hampers, a Fairtrade shop with a range of ethical items, and prizes for the best banana selfie.

9 – 13 March

Graduate+ Week is going green again

Look out for some interesting and fun environmental activities, freebies and workshops.

Past Events 

Event

Date

Details

Go Green Week 18 - 22 March 2019 In conjunction with Graduate+ Week, we had a host of activities on waste, energy, water, travel and biodiversity including prizes, and free bamboo re-usable cups. We had workshops for everyone, such as how to make your own solitary bee home, and academics and students ran an Exhibition on sustainable fashion. Linking up with UCB and Aston University, we also ran a successful Canal Litter Pick, and a food waste reduction event. Download our Go Green Calendar for more details.
Fairtrade Fortnight 25 February - 10 March 2019 A successful event with a BCU Fairtrade Bake Off, Fairtrade hampers, a Fairtrade shop with a range of ethical items, and prizes for the best banana selfie.

Sustainable Travel Day

7 February 2019

Providers including National Express and Transport for West Midlands. Free bike maintenance and a second hand bike sale, D-Lock exchange offers, cycle safety advice and a Sustainable Travel Quiz. 

Welcome fair

19 September 2018

We had a BCU environmental stand, running a prize draw on an Energy Challenge. We had external guest stands from Veolia, running a successful Recycling Challenge with a prize draw, a Sustainable Travel advice stand from TfWM and National Express, and BaxteryStorey, our caterers, discussing our sustainable catering initiatives.

University Locks drop in Sessions

11 and 12 September 2018

We had a BCU environmental stand, running a prize draw for an Energy Challenge, and offered advice about travel, energy and waste.

Fair Trade Fortnight

26 February – 11 March 2018

A successful event with a BCU Fairtrade Bake Off, Fairtrade hampers, a Fairtrade shop with a range of ethical items, and prizes for the best banana selfie.

Go Green Week

12 - 16 February 2018

Top tips on recycling and a free prize draw from Veolia, free bike maintenance checks provided by On Your Bike, and free advice from the team at Transport for West Midlands (TfWM).

All Things Cycling

 

08 November 2017

 

Bike event with bike sale, D-lock sale, bike maintenance and advice

Welcome Event

20 September 2017

We had stands from Veolia, running a successful Recycling Challenge with a prize draw, a Sustainable Travel advice stand from TfWM, and BaxteryStorey, our caterers, discussing our sustainable catering initiatives.

Making Birmingham Greener Awards

18th July 2017

 

Birmingham City University and BaxterStorey - winners of the 'Best Greener & Healthier Lifestyles (Food) Scheme'

Veolia Resourcing the World

 

10 May 2017

Alex De Ruyter on the panel for the discussion relating to circular economy, BREXIT effects on resourcing, energy/carbon etc.

Living Streets - Walking event

 

23 March 2017

 

Walking pledges made and a £50 voucher awarded

Living Streets - Walking event

 

22 March 2017

 

Walking pledges made and a £50 voucher awarded

Go Green Week

 

06 – 10 March 2017

 

Go Green Week activities including bike sales, meat free Monday in the canteens, guided walks, canal clear up and D-lock sale

Fairtrade Fortnight

 

29 February – 12 March 2017

 

A range of Fairtrade activities conducted including discounts, bake offs and Fairtrade banana selfies.

Sustainable Travel Event

 

25 October 2016

 

Sustainable travel advice provided to students and staff.

Sustainable Travel Event

 

06 October 2016

 

Sustainable travel advice provided to students and staff.

Welcome Event

 

21 September 2016

Sustainable travel advice provided to students.

Sustainable Travel Event

 

08 September 2016

Sustainable travel advice provided to students.