Students’ Green Unit
The Students’ Green Unit is here to empower students to set up their own change-making sustainability projects – we provide training, mentoring, and funding to enable students to turn their ideas into reality, creating projects which make real change possible at the University of Exeter and beyond.
In 2012, the National Union of Students UK issued a call for proposals to Students’ Unions around England to receive two year funding for sustainability initiatives. The president of the Students’ Union learned about the Green Office Model and adapted it to propose a unit to provide opportunities, training, and support for student-led sustainability projects. The Green Unit was then established in 2013.
The team of the Green Unit consits of 1 staff coordinator (16 hours per week) and 1 student employee (paid 8 hours per week). It is part of the students’ guild of the University of Exeter.
Activities & achievements
Supported a divestment campaign successful in divesting 1 million pounds
Empowered over 40 students running 11 longterm projects and organising 27 student-led events
Supported the FoodCycle project to prepare meals preventing 250 kg of food waste
About the university
University of Exeter
Hosts 21,000 students and employs 3,300 staff
Located in Exeter, United Kingdom
Integration of the Green Office
Annual Budget of €28,200
Approved by the Students’ Guild
Part of the Student’s Guild