Whether you’re studying or working here, there are countless ways in which you can help us reduce our negative environmental impact - whilst meeting new people, increasing your employability, and furthering your understanding of today’s most pressing issues.
Whether you want to help the University be more environmentally friendly, assist our local community with sustainable development, get the skills needed to launch a career in the third sector or learn more about the issues that matter to you!
Sustainability volunteering opportunities
There are a range of volunteering and campaigning opportunities to be found on our campus and within the local community.
- Sustainability within our courses
Bristol PLUS award
Gain recognition for taking part in sustainability-related volunteering, campaigning and skills training with this award from the Careers Service.
Skills for sustainability
Develop your skills with expert-led training, then put them to use by completing workplace audits - invaluable experience if you're considering a career in the sustainability, charity, or higher education sectors. A program of training will be published soon, but in the meantime keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter for updates!
Help your department, lab or student residence become greener by completing simple, step-by-step actions - then celebrate your achievements by gaining a bronze, silver, gold, or platinum award.
Be The Change
Be The Change is the programme rewarding staff at the University of Bristol for your sustainability and wellbeing actions. Earn points for completing small everyday tasks at home and in work, and win prizes for your efforts!
Sustainability in our labs
Whether you're a student, academic or technician, there are many ways in which you can reduce the direct environmental impact of your scientific research - there are many levels of involvement, from simply being aware of sustainable behaviour to gaining Green Lab Accreditation status.
Managing our Resources
Sign up to become Chartered Institute of Waste Management trained to help manage resources at the University and at home. This training will give you the skills to make a direct impact on your environment and will help you identify sustainable resource management from Purchasing to final disposal, following the waste hierarchy and Circular Economy Principles