Every year there are a large number of events, projects and activities you can join in with related to sustainability – many of these are open to all students, whilst some are linked to particular subject areas.
We have provided a list below, but to access the most up-to-date information it is well-worth:
- Following SustainableDMU on Social Media and signing up as a volunteer with DMULocal
- Signing up as a Sustainability Advocate – you will hear about what’s happening from the sustainability team and from other students
- Checking weekly emails sent to all students announcing upcoming events and activities
Extra-curricular Sustainability Activities
Sustainability Advocates: Access learning and volunteering opportunities, join a network of other students and get recognition for what you do during the academic year.
Student Societies at De Montfort: Some societies have an explicit focus on contributing to sustainable development such as Enactus, Our World and Go Eco. Others are strongly supportive of linking the Sustainable Development Goals to their main activities.
Green Impact Student Auditors: Work with DMU’s Sustainability Team to evaluate and support efforts by staff teams at DMU to reduce DMU’s environmental impact and improve our sustsainabiltiy education. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about getting involved.
Student Switch-Off: Work with DMU’s Sustainability Team to promote energy saving in student accommodation. Email email@example.com to learn about getting involved.
SHAPE: A project aimed at Arts, Design and Humanities students to work together on creative solutions to sustainability problems, with support and training available from SOS-UK. Email Sunita Patel from DMU’s Public Engagement Team (deadline 20th October 2021) to sign up.
Map The System: Join a team of students or recent graduates to develop your systems thinking and business skills in this annual global competition focussed on sustainability challenges, with support from excellent learning resources and DMU academic staff. Email Dr Regina Frank to express interest.
DMULocal: Work with partners across Leicester on projects and volunteering opportunities that enhance our city, organised by DMU’s Public Engagement team.
DMUGlobal: Transformative international and online experiences for DMU students that contribute to addressing the UN SDGs.
Carbon Literacy Training: Training that provides university students with carbon literacy accreditation – learning about climate change and what you can do about it. This opens up opportunities to co-deliver the training at DMU and in local schools.
SeeD Grants for SDGs: Small grant funding (typically a few hundred pounds up to £1000) for projects led by DMU students, staff or alumni. Available twice annually.
If you don’t see an opportunity that fits for you, email the Sustainability team on firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about the latest opportunities available.