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Students' Green Unit

Students' Green Unit empowers students to make a change for sustainability, offering training, funding and academic mentors for projects around behaviour change.  

It works with a range of partners across the university and community, turning  student ideas into reality, and making a tangible difference across the area.  

Since October 2013, the unit has developed over 30 student project leaders.  They have worked closely with leading researchers, charities and external organisations, and key staff members at the university. 

Alongside the funding, the unit focuses on developing students to be change agents.  They are equipped with training and mentoring, and become part of an exciting network of future leaders.  Together, they seek to embed sustainability into the areas of ‘research’, ‘student and community’, ‘operations’, ‘education’ and ‘employability’.

A real highlight of last year was winning the 2014 International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) Excellence Award for Student Leadership in May.  Find out more here.

Moving into 2014/15, they will be funding even more student-led projects – giving out around £25, 000 to enable students to make a difference.  This will build on the achievements of year one, pushing forward the sustainability agenda at Exeter in a way that makes it clear how key this issue is for students.  



University of Exeter Students’ Guild