Student & Staff Inductions

Protecting the planet is what we want to do; and whether a new student of member staff, you’ll be joining a community passionate about the World we live and wanting to protect its future.   When you arrive, all students and staff will be given some form of introduction to sustainability.

Students & Moodle Modules

As a student, you can access an introduction to Sustainability through the Moodle site

How to find the module

Login with your UoG account> Click “All modules”> “University of Greenwich”> “Welcome to Greenwich”> “Going Green at Greenwich”

What can I learn?

Here, you’ll be able to learn the basics around climate change and what we need to do around the World to shift away from fossil fuels and other activities causing harm to the environment.  You’ll also learn what Greenwich is doing as a University (including the strategies and specific policies) to become more sustainable, and how individual actions can bring about positive change.  

Each of the eight short courses will reward a badge on completion with it’s points and overall success contributing to further CV development and education opportunities. 


Support for Academics in the First Lecture

Whether you are teaching or researching into economics, healthcare, law, design or architecture, sustainability can be included and will be an important consideration within profession challenges.  The University encourages academics to carry out Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) (a vision of education that seeks to balance human and economic well-being with cultural traditions and respect for the earth’s natural resources.” – The United Nations definition) within their taught programmes.  

The Sustainability Team is supporting this inclusion, offering guidance, guest lectures and collaboration on relevant materials.  To help students, and staff in their first lectures the team have also created an introduction to sustainability set of slides that lecturers can include in their plans. 

All resources can be located here with it including:

  • Support for Academics Info Sheet
  • Introduction to Sustainability: Saved PDF set of slides for circulation
  • Introduction to Sustainability: Pre-set PowerPoint of slides

If you need need further assistance contact the team on

New Employee Welcome and Induction Days

All new staff will go through the Induction checklist, providing basic awareness of all things Greenwich, with sustainability a core requirement.  Learn about our food choices, travel alternatives and sustainability targets early on so you too can help us on our journey. 

All staff will also attend the NEWI  (New Employee Welcome and Induction) days/webinars hosted by members of the senior leadership team where the university’s sustainability ambitions and expectations will be easy to spot.  

Bespoke staff sustainability training can be reviewed and booked here:

Sustainability in Student Roles & Staff Networks

Collaboration is crucial for a sustainable future, and in the Sustainability Team we put that into practice by working closely with our colleagues and students.

We provide bespoke training to range of student roles with examples including:

  • Student Resident Assistants (RAs) – annual training to over 60 paid roles who assist the accommodation teams with queries and emergencies coming from any student in halls of residence. Being responsible for a collective 2000+ students provides a great opportunity to influence; we train on promotion of energy, waste and water best practice in addition to advice when complaints have been raised on that environmental practice.
  • Student Ambassadors (SAs) – annual training to over 400 paid roles throughout the university; we provide basic education on sustainability, positive practice and encourage all students to make a difference no matter what role they are in.

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 Green Champions Network a group of staff who are passionate about promoting environmental actions in their workplaces and campuses.

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