EMBEDDING SUSTAINABILITY INTO
At Swansea University we are blessed with a wealth of habitats, from beaches to woodland to parks, and we are passionate about sustainable development to benefit our local community, the UK and beyond. As a student, there are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved with practical conservation. You can volunteer to help keep these areas special by joining our regular beach cleans, work parties and wildlife monitoring. As well as helping the environment, you’ll learn new skills and meet new friends along the way. THE SUSTAINABILITY AWARD Whether you’re interested in recycling, biodiversity, wellbeing, or anything in between, we’ll have something for you! Our stand-out student engagement programme is the Sustainability Award . Students of any subject, in any year of their degree, can work towards this award throughout their time with us at Swansea University. Completing the award contributes to your academic record and teaches you a wide range of skills.
Plastics, including single-use plastic bottles, are now the most frequently-found type of litter on UK beaches. And you don’t have to look far to find them littering our towns and green spaces too. Swansea University is a leading sustainable university and we are delighted to be able to support Refill (a scheme providing water refill stations in venues across Swansea and the University) with our partners in Plastic Free Swansea and the Students’ Union. Our Students’ Union officers have been busy supporting the launch of the campaign; we’ve now got at
least 30 Refill stations located across our Bay and Singleton Park campuses for the whole community to use.
SWell – Sustainability and Wellbeing Scheme for Students and Staff
10 (People and Planet University League 2021) The only comprehensive and independent league table of UK universities ranked by environmental and ethical performance.
Teifion Maddocks Sustainability Manager, Swansea University
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