At Birmingham City University we aim to embed sustainability into our processes, curriculum, and provide a range of activities, engagement and training for staff and students. We currently offer the following ways to get involved or learn about the environment and what we do:
Staff environmental awareness training
Staff Environmental Awareness Training will be available for all new starters and existing staff members.
Student Environmental awareness training
Student Environmental Awareness Training modules will soon be incorporated into our Graduate+ Awards Programme. Graduate+ is an extra-curricular awards framework which complements any degree, turning high-calibre students into work-ready graduates.
Our environmental commitee
Our Environmental Committee meets three times per annum and address issues relating to all environmental issues including the environmental management system, energy and carbon management and travel planning. The Committee helps to develop and review our environmental policy, objectives and targets. The Committee is formed of key members of staff from across the University and has student representation.
We have an environmental champions network, which includes staff across a range of disciplines and areas across the University. If you are a member or staff and interested in becoming a champion, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Environmental Representative for the University & College Union is also one of our Environmental Champions, enabling input in the environmental management and steer at the University.
We have an onsite allotment, for students or staff to get involved, learn something and grow their own vegetables. For more information on how to get involved, get in touch.
We host a range of environmental events throughout the year to get involved in, including the chance to volunteer. See our Events Page for more information. Get in touch if you are interested in volunteering.
The Student Union and societies
Our Student Union (SU) strongly supports the environmental agenda, and is keen to get involved with projects and make a difference. In 2015/16, the SU achieved Gold in the Green Impact. They have led successful canal clean ups, and supported Go Green Weeks at the University. A BSUSU Environmental Committee has been set up to push SU environmental projects and student engagement forward, with the first meeting in November 2018.
If you are a student, here are some environmental SU Societies that you can get involved in:
Look out for social media updates, posters around the campuses, newsletter updates and data on our digital screens as a few ways we will keep in touch about environmental matters.