What we do
Our vision is to see sustainability embedded in the Guild, the university, the city, and beyond. University of Exeter students have the ideas, skills, and passion to make that happen. The Students’ Green Unit is here to provide the opportunities, training, and support to make the change you want to see. We take a project-based approach, helping you turn your ideas into projects that make a positive environmental difference.
How it works
Have an idea for a sustainability project? Get in touch with the SGU to let us know what you want to change.
We meet with you to find out more about your idea and explore how we could support it. We encourage you to work collaboratively – there might be people already interested in or running a project on similar issues. If so, we’ll put you in touch with them.
Doing the research – projects are stronger when you can identify a clear need. This means gathering some information about the issue. Who might already be working on it? Where do you fit in? What can be changed? From this you can identify some clear aims and objectives for your project.
We help you break down the objectives into an activity plan – everything you need to do to work towards the change you want to see and how to measure your success. If there is a cost involved with any of this (materials, publicity, equipment for events, etc.) you’ll need to create a budget. The SGU can provide funding of up to £250 per project and you’ll need to fill out an application form to make your case to the funding panel.
Project delivery time! We help you put the plan into action. You continue to meet with us regularly so we can support in the ways you need. We run training and workshops throughout the year to help you strengthen your project.
We’ll have a big celebration at the end of the year – a chance for you to showcase your project, share what was achieved, and what you learnt along the way.