Feel empowered to take action on sustainability issues that matter most to you.
Sustainability is really important to us here at The University of Manchester which is why we created the Sustainability Challenge. Complete our interactive online activity where you can learn how to play your part as a student. This challenge will get you to think critically about sustainability in a real world context and empower you to take action on the issues that matter most to you. The Challenge is the first of our three Ethical Grand Challenges and is your chance to get involved with key global issues.
Working online through interactive games and activities, you’ll get to develop plans for a new campus. The Sustainability Challenge helps you to learn more about sustainability and how you can play your part as a student during your time at University.
What’s the Stellify Award you may ask? This is the University’s most prestigious extra-curricular award for undergraduate students. The Sustainability Challenge forms part of this, so by completing it, you’ll be starting your Stellify journey.
Once you've completed it, log it as part of 50,000 Actions - a sustainability initiative challenging everyone to take small steps to live more sustainably and take care of our planet.
Enter our Sustainability Challenge Photography Competition to raise awareness of a sustainability issue that's important to you. You could win up to £200 for your entry!
The Sustainability Challenge is an interactive online activity on Blackboard which challenges you to think critically about sustainability in a real world context and empowers you to take action on the issues that matter most to you.
The activity is available to undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Year 1 & Year 2 undergraduate students:
Final year undergraduate students: self enrol at www.egc.manchester.ac.uk/sc-ug
Postgraduate students: self enrol at www.egc.manchester.ac.uk/sc-pg
Completion of two Ethical Grand Challenges (including the Sustainability Challenge) counts towards the prestigious Stellify Award
Successful completion of the Sustainability Challenge will also appear on your HEAR (Higher Education Achievement Report)
By completing the Sustainability Challenge, you will also:
Enhance your employability skills
Explore issues of sustainability and hopefully be inspired to take action on issues of importance to you
Contextualise your degree and place it in a wider national and global context
If you can’t access the Sustainability Challenge, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Sustainability Challenge access.
At the end of the challenge there are suggestions for how you can get involved and take action.
The Sustainability Challenge deadline is different for each year group. Please check your deadline below: