Get Involved!

Want to get involved with making UWTSD greener?

There are many ways to take part and lots of new opportunities coming up throughout the year. Keep an eye on our webpage, Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates!

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INSPIRE Sustainability Internships

Would you like to get paid to run sustainability projects across your University? Each year we have opportunities available across the Swansea, Lampeter and Carmarthen Campuses for Undergraduate students to work on sustainability projects and earn money while they do it!

These internships will give you the chance to work on a cause you are passionate about, and provide you with the skills and experience that will make your CV stand out from the crowd. The internships focus on energy and waste management, events and campaigns, and sustainable food.

To apply for a position, take a look at the summaries of the internships below. Once you have decided which position(s) you would like to apply for, complete the application form and return to livegreener@uwtsd.ac.uk. Please note that you must be an Undergraduate student at UWTSD to apply for the internship. 

Internship Summaries 
INSPIRE Blog & Design Support Internship
INSPIRE Energy & Waste Internship
INSPIRE Events & Campaigns Internship
INSPIRE Fairtrade & Sustainable Food Internship

Application Form
INSPIRE Internship Application Form 2017 - 18

Become a Green Impact Auditor!

Green Impact is a national environmental competition. It's all about staff teams in universities working together to improve their department's environmental impact. Once this annual programme finishes, participating teams must be audited.
Every year, in the Spring, we recruit student volunteer auditors to visit staff departments and conduct audits on our Green Impact teams. Each volunteer auditor will receive environmental auditor training and a free lunch!

Being a Green Impact Auditor is a great opportunity to gain experience in environmental auditing, meet like minded people and it looks great on your CV!
Register your interest in being a Green Impact Auditor by emailing livegreener@uwtsd.ac.uk

Blackout

Blackout is a campaign that brings together teams of staff and students in a challenge to turn off all non-essential equipment (e.g. computers, printers, lights, phone chargers etc) that has been left on unnecessarily before the weekend.  The energy usage of that week is then compared to previous weeks to reveal the savings that can be achieved by making just a few small changes to the way we work.

This Spring volunteers turned off more than 1100 pieces of equipment and achieved an average energy saving of 17%!

The Blackout takes place in both the Autumn and the Spring and we will be looking for both staff and student volunteers to help us make this event a success.  By volunteering you will be taking part in a University wide movement to raise awareness of energy waste. This also a great opportunity to become involved with promoting UWTSD’s sustainable practices and it looks great on your CV!

If you’d like to volunteer at this year’s Blackouts send us an email at livegreener@uwtsd.ac.uk

Sustainability Committee

The primary governance function with respect to the University is the Sustainability Committee. This gives us a direct channel to Senior Management to influence decisions affecting the economic, environmental, cultural and social sustainability of the University. There are a wide range of opportunities for you to get involved, including student and union representation. The list of current invitees can be found here: Sustainability Committee Representation

Give Back 

Volunteering with a local organisation is a great opportunity to give something back to your community, enhance your local community, meet likeminded people and gain valuable experience that looks great on your CV!

Here are some links to help you find an organisation that suits your interests and skills.

Carmarthenshire Biodiversity Directory – Here is a list of Carmarthenshire organisations that help conserve Carmarthenshire’s wild places and special species.
Keep Wales Tidy – Keep Wales Tidy work across Wales to protect our environment. They provide volunteering opportunities that give you the chance to take action and make a positive difference in your community.
Carmarthenshire Association of Voluntary Services – CAVS support voluntary work throughout Carmarthenshire and have a list of current opportunities on their website.
Swansea Council for Voluntary Service – Take a look at SCVS’ website for local volunteering opportunities in Swansea.
Ceredigion Association of Voluntary Organisations – You can find local volunteering opportunities in Ceredigion on CAVO’s website
Volunteering Wales – Volunteering Wales is a directory of volunteering opportunities all over Wales. 

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