The Green Academy is an initiative founded by the National Union of Students (NUS) and the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Its aim is to embed sustainability in every aspect of . As University of Southampton students, we are at the centre of the move toward sustainabilityover 20,000 of us studying across all campuses we have potential to drive and make a real change for the better.
with solely the physical environment – so sustainability actually incorporates a wide range of topics; democracy, governance, equality and economics amongst many more. Therefore sustainability is relevant to .
The Green Academy initiative ; that’s Curriculum, Operations, Research and Experience. Making these four areas sustainable involves everything from offering Curriculum Innovation modules in sustainability to reducing the University’s carbon emissions, from acting as a Fairtrade University and ensuring our research contributes to making Southampton esponsible
You that should minimise your impact on the environment but don’t know where to start or what is ‘in it for you.’ Being lifestyle habits have not yet become ingrained; we enjoy the flexibility of being a student and we have a truly vested interest in saving money and being efficient. The Green Academy aims to students of what they can do and why they should do it.
The Vice-Chancellor recognises the importance of developing graduates who are literate in issues surrounding sustainability, equipped for the emerging the green economy and are globally aware. More and more graduate employers desire employees who are ‘sustainability-literate’ and over 80% of first-year UK higher education students (your future competitors) view sustainability skills as important to future employers
Engaging with sustainability whilst at university will to others around you on an international You can help Southampton esponsible globally, reduce your impact on the planet, become an active member of society and improve your employability. This is what sustainability means to us at the University of Southampton.
To find out more about what the Green Academy do and how you can get involved visit http://www.southampton.ac.uk/susdev/green_academy/or email Sophie Van Eetvelt, Green Academy Student Engagement Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org)