Year 1 - Sustainability Challenge

Create a more sustainable world

The Sustainability Challenge is the Ethical Grand Challenge (EGC) for Year 1 undergraduate students.

During Welcome Week, you will have the chance to complete the Sustainability Challenge along with 8,000 other first year undergraduates and take your first step to achieving the Stellify Award

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 2019/20 will be taking place on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 30 October 2019, 14:00-16:30
  • Tuesday 12 November 2019, 17:00-19:30
  • Wednesday 4 December 2019, 14:00-16:30
  • Wednesday 19 February 2020, 14:00-16:30
  • Tuesday 17 March 2020, 17:00-19:30 - CANCELLED
  • Wednesday 29 April 2020, 14:00-16:30 - CANCELLED

There will be no more Sustainability Challenge Catch-Up Sessions for the 2019-20 academic year. 

Non-final year students will be able to attend a session in the 2020-21 academic year.

Final year students, please contact to make alternative arrangements.


Remember, you need to complete the Sustainability Challenge if you want to be eligible for the Stellify Award.

Find out what students think of the Sustainability Challenge

Make friends across the University

Work with students from different disciplines to develop plans for a new campus, as the world around you changes and the time counts down. It's a great way to make new friends during your first week too.