What does it involve?
The Student Sustainability Award is a new scheme to help students get involved with environmental issues that matter to them during their time at Reading. The programme provides a framework to help students get involved and celebrates the work they undertake.
There will be opportunities to network and share ideas with like-minded students and staff and debate key issues. You’ll also work closely with the University’s Sustainability team to help shape the environmental agenda. You’ll have the freedom and support to organise your own events, create digital content or get involved in projects.
If you are interested in environmental issues, it’s a great way to have a real impact whilst at Reading. The scheme is flexible so you can decide how much you do and when you do it with different levels of award. You can utilise your skills and passions, applying them to environmental issues whether producing a video, writing or organising events. The award also offers the potential for trips, allowing you to view real world environmental solutions and work such as the solar panels on top of Carrington and a functional energy centre. It’s a great way to develop your CV and gain experience. All the time you spend volunteering as part of the programme can be used towards the RED Award. There will be giveaways throughout the year to students actively involved.
How long will it take?
You can work towards either a Level 1 Award or a Level 2 Award. The activities you undertake will be similar but a Level 1 Award will involve 15 hours of time throughout the year where as a Level 2 Award will need 25 hours. These hours can be undertaken anytime and way you wish.
If you would like to shape how the award develops and liaise directly with the University on sustainability issues then you may wish to apply to be part of the Committee. The Committee will be responsible for developing the Award further and will have a regular catch up with the University's Sustainability Services to ensure its focused on the important issues.
How to sign up?
To sign up for the award and find out more via the newsletter, click here
To download a record form, click here
Look out for the upcoming events in the summer term and get involved anyway you want!