The countdown to the Sustainability Challenge begins!

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 09:45:00 BST

8,000 students, 9 buildings, 1 day - The Sustainability Challenge is coming soon.

In just a few weeks time, on Tuesday, 19 September, all 8,000+ first year undergraduate students will be invited to take part in the Sustainability Challenge, a two and a half hour simulation activity based on building a new campus for the fictitious University of Millchester.

Students will work against the clock in interdisciplinary groups to develop plans for a new campus, while global responses to climate change trigger a series of 'game changing' interventions. As well as introducing students to the challenge of sustainability, the event introduces students to the kind of university Manchester is: committed to making a difference and working across disciplines to solve problems.

The Sustainability Challenge is part of Stellify - bringing together a whole host of extra and co-curricular activities that students can explore and benefit from at Manchester, which give them the chance to broaden horizons, understand the issues that matter and step up to make a difference to the local and global community. It is also the first step towards achieving the prestigious Manchester Leadership Award.

We had an amazing turnout last year and want even more students to take part this year.

Watch this short video to hear more about the Sustainability Challenge from Professor Ian Cotton, Academic Lead for Sustainability.

You can find out more about the Sustainability Challenge on our Frequently asked questions web page.