Student and staff sustainability

There are many opportunities for you to get actively involved in Green Keele whether you are a student, a member of staff, or a member of the local community.

The University community contributes significantly to the University's environmental impact, from travel to recycling, energy and water consumption to wellbeing and engagement with the local community.

Our Keele Education for Sustainability Strategy details the wide range of initiatives and campaigns that aim to reduce the University's environmental impact through behaviour change including through the curriculum, co-curriculum and hidden curriculum.

Student representation

One of the University’s key strategic aims is to ensure an exceptional student experience. This is achieved through working in partnership with students.

The University achieves this by ensuring there is student representation on University committees concerned with estates, planning, finance and resource allocation. Ensuring students are included within the University decision making processes is an essential part of creating a sustainability culture for the University.

Committees which involve students in full time positions include the Environment and Sustainability Steering Group (ESSG), chaired by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, which includes a Sabbatical Officer and the Environment and Campus Officer, and the Transport and Travel Steering Group. Sabbatical Officers also sit on the University Learning and Teaching CommitteeUniversity Student Voice Committee, and Senate, providing input at a strategic level within key aspects of University operations.

Trade Union representation

Trade Union Environmental Representatives are invited to engage with the University's Sustainability Strategy, including participation in developing the University's Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Strategy. 

Trade Unions are represented on the Transport and Travel Group, whilst the establishment of the Union Environmental Group provided a mechanism to update representatives on environmental estates activities.

The Sustainability Team will contact Trade Union Environmental Representatives to input on plans and developments through future Union Environmental Group meetings. If representatives have any questions, please contact the Sustainability Team.