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Volunteers still needed for Sustainability Challenge 2017

(20 July 2017)

We are looking for enthusiastic and approachable members of academic and PSS staff from all parts of the University, including the library and cultural institutions, to help us run the Sustainability Challenge. 

The Sustainability Challenge will take place in the morning and afternoon on Tuesday, 19 September, across the Oxford Road campus. 

You don’t need any expertise relating to sustainability to volunteer! 

There are two main roles available: 

  • facilitators who will work directly with groups of students taking part in the Challenge; 
  • event staff who will fulfil a number of different roles to ensure the event runs smoothly. 

The Challenge takes the form of a 2.5 hour simulation exercise, based on the fictitious University of Millchester’s new Campus East Development. Students will work in interdisciplinary groups to plan the new campus, in the context of changes to climate policy to address extreme weather events around the world. 

Volunteer staff on last year’s Challenge said that they really enjoyed the opportunity to work with colleagues and students from across the University. It's also a great way to develop new skills. 

  • You can watch a short video on YouTube of Judith Krauss from the Global Development Institute talking about her experience of being a facilitator last year. 
  • If you’d like to volunteer, please visit our website, where you can find out more about the Challenge, and register your interest here.