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We organise and host events and activities throughout the year for students and staff to get involved in. This page is updated regularly to show our upcoming activities, as well as sharing local and national events. If you have any questions about upcoming events, or would like to host your own, please email Green Chester.

University of Chester Sustainability Awards

The University of Chester Sustainability Awards celebrate the work our students and staff do to embed sustainability across the institution and beyond, helping create a low carbon future for all. This year’s awards will be held on Wednesday 14th June, 12.30pm to 1.30pm at Exton Park Campus. Students and staff can nominate themselves, or someone else from within the University for any of the following awards: 

These categories recognise the importance and societal impact of research. This can include ongoing staff research projects or student dissertations. 

Have you, or someone you know, created an innovative product, designed with people and planet in mind? Perhaps you’ve delivered an engaging campaign to educate people on sustainability issues that matter to you.

This award recognises positive action from students and staff within the local community. 

This award is to recognise someone, or a group, who have volunteered to support/lead an environmental or wellbeing project. 

Do you know someone who goes above and beyond in their commitment to sustainability? Perhaps you have become an environmental champion within your department?

To submit a nomination, click on the award above. This will take you to a Microsoft Form, in order to view this document, you will need to be signed into your University of Chester email account. If you have any questions, please email the Sustainability Team. Nominations close on Tuesday 6th June.

University Allotment

The University has space for students/staff to grow fruit and veg and we run regular allotment sessions. If you would like to get involved, please join our Allotment MS Teams channel or email Green Chester.

Let's Talk Transport

The Let’s Talk Transport group facilitates discussions around the barriers to sustainable travel and look for potential solutions. The group is open to both staff and students and is held on the second Wednesday of each month in Binks 106/1, 12.30pm to 1.30pm.

  • Wednesday 10th May – Contextualising sustainable transport.

We will seek to understand what our university and city could look like with a sustainable transport network, what this would take and any barriers there may be to its implementation.

  • Wednesday 14th June – The transport accessibility gap

This meeting will unpack the issues surrounding accessibility and sustainable transport modes.

Carbon Literacy Training

Carbon Literacy Training is a day's worth of training, looking at the science behind climate change and the practical ways we can make a difference. The training is interactive and comprised of presentations, discussion groups and quizzes. To sign up to a training session below, please email Carbon Literacy.