Get to grips with the social, economic and environmental factors that we need to balance in order to create a fair and sustainable global community now, and into the future

As part of the Ethical Grand Challenges Programme, all Year 1 Students take part in The Sustainability Challenge on Tuesday of Welcome Week. Find out here how you can learn more about sustainability and make the most of opportunities while at Manchester to help build a more sustainable future. Read about the featured activities, or follow the links for more inspiration

The Sustainability Challenge

If you missed the Sustainability Challenge in Welcome Week, don’t worry, you have 6 more opportunities to complete it throughout the year.

Sustainability Challenge Catch-Up Sessions for 2018/19 will be taking place on the following dates:


Wednesday 31 October 2018, 14:00-16:30

Tuesday 13 November 2018, 17:00-19:30

Wednesday 5 December 2018, 14:00-16:30

Wednesday 20 February 2019, 14:00-16:30

Tuesday 19 March 2019, 17:00-19:30

Wednesday 1 May 2019, 14:00-16:30


Sign-up here


Remember, you need to complete the Sustainability Challenge in your first year if you want to be eligible for the Stellify Award


Learn more about sustainability as part of your degree by taking a University College for Interdisciplinary Learning (UCIL) unit as one of your free choice options. For more unit options go to:


Give something back and gain practical insights into initiatives designed to promote sustainability and sustainable living. For more ideas go to: