(4 September 2016)
As part of the 2016 Manchester Welcome, all first-year undergraduate students (around 8,000) will take part in the Sustainability Challenge, a 2.5 hour simulation activity, based around the fictitious University of Millchester. Students, in mixed disciplinary groups, work against the clock to develop plans for a new campus, while global responses to climate change trigger a series of ‘game changing’ interventions.
The Sustainability Challenge is part of the University’s Flagship Social Responsibility initiative - the Ethical Grand Challenges Programme - which aims to enable every Manchester undergraduate to engage with three key ethical grand challenges in the course of their degree - Sustainability in Year 1, Social Justice in Year 2, and Workplace Ethics in Year 3.
As well as introducing students to the challenge of sustainability, the ‘Welcome’ event introduces students to the kind of university that Manchester is: committed to making a difference, and working across disciplines to solve problems.
Sustainability Challenge Day is Tuesday 20 September, and more than 200 staff and postgraduate research students from across the University have volunteered to help deliver it.