Getting involved

Everyone can get involved in embedding sustainability across the university, and reduce their environmental impact. These are just a few of the ways you can get involved:

Be part of c-change!

The Environment Team run events and activities throughout the year as part of the university’s c-change campaign, and love to hear from students and staff who are keen to get involved! Annual events which you can get involved with include Green Week, Travel Week and Bike Week. You could run your own event, or volunteer with us at any of the events and activities we run during these weeks. We also hold one off events and sometimes need assistance from students on a voluntary or paid (casual) basis. If you are interested in any of these opportunities and would like to find out more, please get in touch with the Environment Team.

Staff and students can also reduce their environmental impact at the university by participating in the Green Impact scheme, were teams of staff work together to green their work spaces and practices. Students can also get involved as Project Assistants and auditors.


Join the Sustainability Action Network on your campus

The Sustainability Action Network (SAN) is a university-wide forum for all staff and students to come together to share ideas and bring about change to their local environments, through grassroots action. Visit the SAN webpages to find out more about the network, and how you can get involved with the group on your campus.

Student Volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to gain work experience, meet new people, and boost the skills on your CV.  

There are lots of opportunities to get involved with things going on at the university through the Students’ Union, including the Bike Co-op and Food Co-op.

There is also a wide wide range of community, voluntary, public sector and not-for-profit organisations in and around Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings that you can get involved in. You can do this by signing up for volunteering opportunities through Active Student, the university’s volunteering service, which helps you find volunteering opportunities in the local community. Take a look at the opportunities available and sign up to Active Student on their website.

The university also runs a module where students commit 30 or 50 hours of volunteering in a local not for profit organisation. Find out more about the Community Engagement: Theory into practice module, on the Community University Partnership Programme website.


Staff Volunteering Scheme

As part of its commitment to community engagement, the University of Brighton has established a scheme, which enables members of staff to take part in a wide range of voluntary opportunities in the local community.

The scheme is run through the Community University Partnership Programme (CUPP) and offers up to five days of contracted hours (pro-rata for part time staff) for volunteering activity to academic, professional and support staff.  

Find out more and get involved by visiting the staff volunteering page on the CUPP website.

Get in touch!

If you would like to discuss any of the listed opportunities and ideas, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Environment Team.


Organise your own event!

We love to hear about events with a sustainability theme that are happening across the university, so if you’re organising an event let us know so we can help publicise or support your activities.

If you have an idea for an event or would like to organise your own, but would like some support and guidance please get in touch and we’ll help where we can!


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