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, you still have a few more chances to take part. There will be two 'catch-up' sessions in semester 2:

Wednesday 21 February 2018 14:00-16:30

Tuesday 20 March 2018 17:00-19:30

Wednesday 25 April 2018 14:00-16:30

Look out for an email from your School administrator nearer the time with details of how to sign up.


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: