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Sustainability Resource Guide: Students

Information about sustainability resources, events and activities at Newcastle University: a collaborative guide from NIReS and the University Library

Students Union

With over 170 societies within the Students Union, a Go Volunteer team, and a dedicated sustainability team there's a lot to get involved with. 

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"The promotion of a sustainable society, be it through campaigns to raise awareness, pop ups to prevent waste or celebratory events.  We aim to put sustainable living the norm for student lifestyle at Newcastle - it's affordable, ethical and necessary and we have a massive opportunity as students to shape and steward future generations"

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We're here to help you volunteer. Whether it's English language teaching, beekeeping, or children's art classes you're interested in, we'll help you get started. Choose from over 150 opportunities with various charities, not-for-profit organisations and projects, and take in the expertise of our project workers. Not interested? Start your own project with our grants scheme; we can support and fund your ideas.

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"Green Impact is an environmental accreditation and awards scheme, bringing staff and students together with their wider communities to enable and showcase positive changes in environmental practice. It is a grass roots scheme that celebrates achievements, recognises the efforts of individuals and encourages sharing of good practice."

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The Student Switch Off is an energy-saving competition between halls of residence at Newcastle University. Join this group and start saving energy to win amazing prizes for yourself, and an end of year party for your hall! Last year's winners were Easton Halls and this year the competition is going to be hotter than ever. 

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As a Community Rep, you can represent fellow students at Ward Committee meetings, run campaigns alongside members of your local community to improve your area, or plan events to help integrate students to their area and improve neighbour relations.

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