There are a huge variety of opportunities for you to be involved with Sustainability at the University and beyond.

Opportunities to get involved

A key commitment within our Environmental Sustainability Policy ‌is to provide opportunities for you to be involved in Sustainability. There is something for EVERYONE with loads of different ways to be involved. Whether you want to just dip your toe in, have a dabble or dive right in, we have something for you!

For students, this may help you to build your CV, gain extra-curricular skills and altogether enhance your employability. For staff, you can learn new skills, meet like-minded people and be directly involved in improving the University's overall environmental performance through projects like Green Exeter. Above all, it's a chance to have some fun! 

Have a “Dip” – come along to one of our events.  This could be just for you if you want to do something small, are just developing an interest in these issues and want to come along for a bit of info, or you don't have the time to give for any further involvement

Have a “Dabble” – participate in an event, join a student society, volunteer for a day or share your ideas with the sustainability team. This could be just for you if you have a bit more of an interest in sustainability and want to get more involved with a little bit of commitment. 

“Dive” in – you could lead on a sustainability project, apply to join one of our sustainability committees, join the Green Consultants Programme or volunteer on a regular basis.  We can help tailor your involvement to meet your personal aspirations, just drop us a line.

Case studies

Our volunteers come from a wide variety of subjects and backgrounds, all united by the drive to make a difference to Sustainability at the University and beyond. Why not check out the case studies below to see what other students have done and how this has benefitted their career.

Some ideas on the many ways you can get involved:



  • Lara Barange
  • Emma Smith                                            


  • Shane Vaughan (Psychology and Sustainability)
  • Amy Walsh (BSc Geography)
  • Nicola Clegg (BSc Mathematics)‌


  • Kate Mellor (BA History and French) 
  • Andrew Morris (Economics with Geography and Sustainability)
  • Eleanore Henderson (BA Geography and Spanish)
  • Brianda Bugge-Mahrt (International Relations with Sustainability and Arabic FCH)
  • Rebecca Devall (BA Economics and Geography) 
  • Rachael Giles (BSc Biological Sciences)