Green Impact Awards 2022
The Green Impact awards bring together students and staff in green campuses, curriculums and communities.
Congratulations and thank you to everyone who has supported sustainability at the University of Worcester this year!
In July Dr Tim Jones, PVC Students, officiated over our annual awards ceremony where we distributed sixteen different sustainability awards under our Green Impact programme.
These are the winners:-
- Staff Sustainability Hero – Elena Lengthorn
- Student Sustainability Hero – Gabija Švedaitė
- Student Leadership Award – Megan Asbury
- Community Action – Agnieszka Chorzepa
- Innovation for Engagement - George Sherrard
All winners will be entered into SOS-UK’s National Special Awards which are announced later in the year.
School of Science and the Environment
- Designed and installed a birdwatching for wellbeing information board in the Conservation Area at St John’s Campus, with input from RSPB
- Hosted three guided birdwatching walks for staff and students
- A talk will be given in October about birdwatching and how it is beneficial for wellbeing as part of a larger environmental sustainability event in the School
Flood Education Program
- Amended an existing primary school flood education program to also fit GCSE and A-level curriculums
- Delivered the programme to three local schools at primary, secondary, and college level
- Gave students flood action plans to fill out and enter a competition to see how they would respond to a flood in their school
Climate Emergency Education
- Organised a climate assembly and workshops for scouting leaders to learn climate education activities they can use with their groups
- Encouraged behaviour change in staff at the University to improve energy efficiency
Move the World
- Trained six teachers at a local primary school to pilot incorporating physical activity with education for sustainability in their work
City Campus Garden
- Planned a variety of options to develop a community garden space at City Campus
WBL Widening Access
- Made recommendations to WBS managers to better support students to take up work-based learning opportunities, which will be implemented in the next cycle
- Surveyed Business and Computing students on their knowledge of sustainability, SDGs and climate change, and will amend the curriculum with this feedback for the next academic year
- Organised collections of items for students moving out of Avon and Ledbury halls to donate to a local charity and a hostel
School of Allied Health and Community