University partners

The main way we share knowledge with staff and students is through our flagship engagement programmes – Green Impact and Student Switch Off

But that's not all!  There are a number of active environmentally related clubs and societies out there. So why not take a look below and see which one catches your eye?  It’s a great way to extend your knowledge and your group of friends.


What's your college doing?

The work of the Environmental Sustainability team covers University departments and administrative buildings.  We also work with colleges through our engagement programmes and students are increasingly raising awareness of environmental issues. Find out more here about colleges who are keen advocates of sustainability including Green Templeton CollegeLady Margaret HallLinacre CollegeSt John's CollegeThe Queen's College and Wolfson College.

To find out how your college supports sustainability, from sourcing food to saving energy and responsible recycling, please contact your JCR, MCR or Student Environment Representative – then share what you're up to with us!



Find out about student clubs and societies (and more!)

The Environmental Sustainability team works closely with the Student Union. The Student Union works towards Green Impact and runs a number of campaigns and support networks including the Environment and Ethics Reps and related campaigns.

The Oxford Student Union also sits on the Sustainability Steering Group (SSG) and provides input to all strategies and policies. In addition, the Union provides a termly update to SSG.

The E&E Campaign is the largest environmentally focused group in the University. Its goals are to make the University a greener, more ethical place and to support individuals in their efforts.

You too could become an E&E committee member. To get involved or find out more about positions available, please email the E&E Secretary.

While you’re here, stay up to date and like their Facebook page!

The Environmental Sustainability team is happy to support all societies. We believe that every society can engage its members in sustainability initiatives. And every society can benefit from building environmental sustainability into all areas including events, travel and handouts.

Whichever society you belong to, do consider the environmental impacts of your group as well. Small changes really can make a big difference!

Look out in particular for:

Here you can find the full list of student societies.


We look to support career development through many of the services provided through the Careers Services. This could be anything from hosting internships in our office to supporting Green Impact teams across the University, micro-internships and more.

Colleges and private halls are independent. There is a Sustainability Guild set up by interested college staff which encourages individuals to make effective, long term moves towards sustainability.

The forum provides an opportunity for individual colleges to share ideas and experiences. It encourages members to contribute their own ideas, as well as being inspired by others. 

To contact the Guild please speak with the Bursar of Lady Margaret Hall.

The Environmental Sustainability team attends an annual meeting to review environmental sustainability initiatives with the University & College Union (UCU) (which represents academic and academic-related staff). 

We also meet with the Joint Committee for University Staff (JCUSS) (which deals with matters relating to the terms and conditions of employment of support staff). These meetings usually take place in November. 

You can request the minutes by contacting the UCU or the JCUSS.

The University runs a number of relevant courses at different levels:

The Environmental Sustainability team does not run or oversee course admissions to study at the University. For more information please visit the University’s admission pages.

The team also provides training for staff and students. For upcoming programmes and activities please visit our Learning Zone.


If you are working on a project, like a dissertation, as part of your study or role at the University we may be able to help.  We could add real value to your work by sharing our knowledge and data. 

Are you interested in partnering with us?  If ‘yes’, please contact us at

The University runs a number of innovation and entrepreneurship programmes and support.

If you have a sustainable focused idea and want to understand how your new start-up or idea could be made more sustainable, please contact us at

To find out about how the University governs environmental sustainability policies please visit Governance.

The University is working with the RSPB on the Oxford Swift Project. We are also involved in other Citizen Science projects such as Oxford Plan Bee.

Take a look too at the Wytham Citizen Science Bee, Butterfly and Wildflower Walks.

The University also has other programmes including Penguin Watch. For an overview please visit  our Biodiversity page.


Keep in touch

You can keep up to date via the team’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages.

If you want to be added to either the staff or student mailing lists to hear about volunteering and training opportunities as they arise, please email

The Environmental Sustainability team is happy to attend student and staff welcome events. Just let us know where and when!

Be in the know

Want to hear about volunteering and training opportunities? We can add you to our mailing list.


Get in touch

+44 (0) 1865 6 14605