Student & Staff Inductions

All students and staff should have some form of introduction to sustainability when they arrive or during their studies. The slide decks can be given/to and shared with staff and students to help them understand what sustainability is and why it is so important,  sustainability expectations they have whilst here, tips and actions to reduce their impact and opportunities to learn more and help then better apply sustainability in their learning, research and work.

If you need need the slide decks in PowerPoint format contact us on the email below.

Student Inductions

A set of slide desk have been developed to include in your inductions. These range from 1 pagers to 8 pagers. If you need support in delivering a more detailed and interactive sessions contact the Sustainable Development Unit

1 page

2 page

8 page

Staff Induction

This slide deck can be used in you staff induction and training programmes.

Staff Induction 8 page

New Employee Welcome and Induction Days

All new staff also attend the NEWI  (New Employee Welcome and Induction) days where sustainabilityis one of the compulsory core issues that comprises the induction that is deliveres to all staff (a minumum of 10 minutes to all attendees) . All staff are required to attend and sustainability information, expectations and support offers are explained and provided to help staff recognise their role in maintaining Greenwich as a leader in the sector for sustainability.

Staff sustainability training can be reviewed  and booked here:

Working with Students and Staff Networks

The Sustainable Development Unit works closely with other departments and Directorates to ensure key sustainability messages are communicated to key staff and students and through their networks. An example includes the training and induction of all resident assistants (over 60) who have responsibilities over the 2000+ students that live in our halls of residence. These Residence Assistance then help promote important sustainability messages and initiatives such as energy efficiency, recycling, water reduction etc promoting Student Switch Off (and supporting the 43 SSO Ambassadors), the end of Term Reuse Project etc. The RA’s also run ‘ResLife’ projects often promoting sustainability issues to their halls residents. Paid opportunities are available for RA’s to further engage in sustainability programmes over the academic year. These are seen as invaluable work experience and professional development roles with high levels of responsibility. Our four Green Student Ambassadors work to engage our staff and students in pro environmental actions and promote events that can help our community better understand sustainability issues. Collaboration with the Mayor Of London’s team promoting his sustainability focused Enterprise Prize is an important element for us to engage our academics and we work with our Mayor’s interns to promote this initiative. Furthermore we support our Champions Network a group of staff who are passionate about promoting environmental actions in their workplaces and campuses.

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