Who are the Students’ Green Unit?
We are a full time staff team made up of 5 coordinators who are here to support your sustainability project. This includes; funding, providing you with a mentor and general advice on how to run a successful project.
What type of project can I run?
You can run any type of ethical or environmental project with us. This could be a; workshop, campaign, exhibition, event, community project or a social enterprise. Your project can be as big or small as you would like and we can allocate up to £1000 for your project. Your project can be focused on campus or in Exeter City Centre.
Do I need to have a project idea already?
No. Whether you have a specific idea or not, we would still be keen to here from you. We deliver workshops to help you think of ideas and have experience in helping students to develop project ideas.
What are your existing projects?
Last year we had 16 successful projects including projects around food waste, recycling clothes and selling reusable bags and bottles. You can find a full list of them here: https://www.exeterguild.org/greenunit/
How do I sign up?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details about applying for funding. We have two funding rounds per year, in the first and second term, and the application form will be available at https://www.exeterguild.org/greenunit/. You can also sign up to our newsletter here to get regular updates – we send this out fortnightly.
We are interested in talking to people who want to run their own projects or sign up to some of our existing projects.
What will I gain from running a project?
Project leaders form part of an exciting network of students who want to make a positive change. You will gain great contacts and skills for your future, as well as the opportunity to make a difference to the campus, local area and the wider world.
What happens once I receive the funding ?
You will be allocated a member of the team to help you develop your project, which will include finding an appropriate mentor, budgeting, and deciding key milestones to ensure success.You will also be invited to training sessions, socials for project leaders and workshops.
What are your office hours?
We work in A&V in The Students’ Guild (Devonshire House) from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.