Student engagement

We endeavour to embed sustainability in all our activities at the University and encourage our students to be part of this.

Ways our students can get involved

  • Many societies across campus organise activities related to sustainability, including the University of Surrey Garden Society who grow their own produce on campus. For further information on societies please visit the Students' Union website.
  • The Students' Union has a dedicated volunteering platform that can be used to find opportunities related to sustainability. Our students can log their hours and get certificates that can be used in future CVs.
  • The Executive Sustainability Steering Group and our working groups welcome student representatives at all their meetings. The meetings help inform decisions and make recommendations on sustainability at Surrey. 

Global Graduate Award in Sustainability

Delivered by specialists from across the University and beyond, our Global Graduate Award in Sustainability is a free extracurricular courses open to all Surrey students.

Unique to the University, the course offers students the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of a wide range of issues affecting the sustainability of our planet including:

The environment

Environmental issues include climate change and biodiversity loss as well as resource management for energy, food and water provision.

The economy

Economic aspects include discussion of taxes, subsidies, economic growth, corporate social responsibility and supply chains.

Social issues

Social matters span the sociology and psychology of sustainability, environmental law and sustainable tourism. and the possible solutions to resolve these.

Sustainability research opportunities

The Undergraduate Sustainability Research Opportunities Programme (USROP) allows undergraduates to apply for funding for research on the theme of sustainability.