Green UCL


Student Sustainability Roles

Students are fundamental to UCL achieving it's Sustainability Vision.

UCL is on a pathway to becoming a leader in sustainability. For this to happen we need students who are enthusiastic about sustainability issues to help improve the environmental impact of our institution. There are a number of sustainability volunteering opportunities for you depending on your interests, please see below.

Sustainability Ambassadors - recruiting now!

Sustainability Ambassadors play an important role in helping to make sustainability a priority for the Students Union. Find out about the role here.

If you are interested in applying for an ambassador position, fill in this short form

Green Impact Project Assistants - recruiting now!

Gain skills in project management, communications and leadership by supporting and motivating staff participating in Green Impact, an environmental awards programme run by the National Union of Students. This opportunity enables you to have your own positive influence on helping UCL to become more sustainable. You don't have to be studying an environmental or sustainability related degree – an interest in making a positive change is all that’s needed! Volunteering hours vary depending on the needs of the teams but are very flexible around workloads.

What do Green Impact Project Assistants do?

  1. You will be trained in sustainability, behaviour change and project management techniques
  2. You will join a staff member or team and assist them in completing the Green Impact workbook
  3. Students will have the scope and be supported to embed their own sustainability initiatives within departments. 

What's in it for you?

  1. The Climate Emergency is one of the major global themes of the 21st century and UCL has an important role to play in driving sustainable development. Be part of a network of champions to help UCL contribute to a sustainable future. See our champions in action here.
  2. Receive recognition for your achievements at UCL's annual Sustainability Awards.
  3. Gain skills in in leadership, project management, communication and team work
  4. Meet other people with similar interests in your department and across UCL 
  5. Gain knowledge in sustainability literacy


Apply before the 9th October 2019!

Please email Hannah Biggs your Application Form before the 8th October 2019. You must be a current UCL student (undergraduate or post-graduate).

Sustainability Auditors – next recruiting May 2020

We need students to audit departments on their sustainability efforts. This is an excellent opportunity for students to build skills and knowledge associated with environmental auditing through IEMA accredited training, and will be fully recognized by the Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges (EAUC) and NUS through a certificate.

Each student volunteer spends a couple of hours receiving IEMA accredited training on the workbook criteria and how to undertake an audit. Students then complete a couple of audits which should take between one and two hours to complete depending on the size of the department.

View the Green Impact Auditor role description here