Sustainability

The University of Surrey has sustainability as one of our key strategic objectives and we are committed to embedding it across our operations, teaching and research.

Get Involved

Sign up to the Student Switch Off Student Switch Off

The Student Switch Off is a competition for students living in halls of residence. Sign up as an Eco Power Ranger, pledge to save energy, save water and recycle more and you could win prizes like Ben&Jerry’s ice cream, Lush cosmetics, NUS cards and much more.

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Go Green Society

The Go Green Society are your one stop shop for student info and action on environmental and social issues.

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Join in our campus community garden

We’ve dedicated a site on our Stag Hill campus as a community garden; this is a space where students and staff can come together to grow their own fruit and veg, hopefully saving money, meeting new people and having fun at the same time! You can find out more about progress in the garden by heading over to the blog, or get involved by joining the Campus Garden Society. The Green Team and the Garden Society have also created a recipe guide with some yummy, cheap and healthy recipe ideas - you can download the PDF here!  

Become a Green Impact champion

Staff and students can join in with our Green Impact Awards, all you need to do is sign up on behalf of your team and complete a set of simple actions – from turning off lights to cutting down on printing to cycling to work – and at the end of the year we’ll hold an awards ceremony to recognise the greenest teams at the university.

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University Sustainability Group

The USG is a cross-university committee where academic staff, central university staff and student reps come together to discuss the University Sustainability Strategy, new projects and campaigns and any other hot topics. The USG is supported by a number of other action groups, such as the University Fairtrade Group.