Social Responsibility


Sustainability Challenge

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:16:00 BST

On Tuesday of Welcome Week all 8,000 new first year undergraduates students were invited to take part in the Sustainability Challenge.

Students worked in project teams across 171 classrooms in 9 buildings to develop a new campus for the fictitious University of Millchester. They had to incorporate factors such as costs and energy efficiency, while considering the needs of the local community and wider society.

Over 250 PSS and academic staff were involved in delivering the Challenge as facilitators, IT/AV/event support and plenary presenters.

The Sustainability Challenge forms part of the University’s Ethical Grand Challenges programme, which engages undergraduates with key global issues. Students will move onto exploring Social Justice in their second year and Workplace Ethics in their final year.

Ethical Grand Challenges are part of Stellify which encourages our students to do more and be more, and completion of the Sustainability Challenge is the first step towards students’ achieving Stellify’s Manchester Leadership Award.

Watch this short film about the Sustainability Challenge.

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