Sustainable UCL


Student Volunteers Needed: Racial Action for the Climate Emergency Summit 2024!

12 June 2024

Are you looking to gain valuable experience, connect with environment and sustainability sector leaders, and enhance your CV? We have the perfect opportunity for you!

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Join us for the first-ever RACE Summit 2024: Racial Action for the Climate Emergency

The RACE Summit is a groundbreaking event bringing together individuals and organisations committed to transforming inclusion in the environment sector. This event is designed for individuals from racially and ethnically minoritised groups in the UK environment sector, as well as allies in positions of power and committed to collective action for inclusion and diversity. 

The day will challenge, engage, and work with CEOs, HR professionals, and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) leads. It aims to foster personal, organisational, and collective growth for enhanced inclusion. Participants will engage in constructive conversations, culminating in solid commitments from all attending organisations. 

The event will be hosted by Sustainable UCL, in partnership with Students Organising for Sustainability UK, The Wildlife and Countryside Link, and the Diverse Sustainability Initiative.  

The full-agenda, latest confirmed speakers and details of the event can be found here.  

You will: 

  • Gain valuable facilitation, sustainability and event experience; 
  • Develop your understanding of sustainability, inclusion and climate justice in the workplace; 
  • Network with CEOs, HR professionals, and sustainability teams from major global organisations; 
  • Boost your CV with practical experience  and knowledge building in sustainability and EDI strategy transformation; 
  • Receive a free ticket to the event to join in for the full day;  
  • Receive free refreshments, lunch, and networking drinks. 

Event details: 

When: Friday, 12 July 2024, 09:00 - 18:00 BST 

Where: UCL East - Marshgate (Please note the event is in-person only to ensure this is a safe space for participants).  

Student volunteer opportunities:  

We are seeking 8 enthusiastic and proactive student volunteers to participate in this significant event. These roles include: 

Student facilitators (6 positions) 

  • Support the facilitation of one workshop each, taking minutes, and feeding back during group discussions. 

Student bloggers and social media coordinators (2 positions) 

  • Write an engaging blog documenting the day. 
  • Live update social media platforms with event highlights and personal reflections. 
  • Capture and share memorable moments from the event. 

For this opportunity, we know it is crucial to provide a platform for our students with lived experience of marginalisation and underrepresentation.

Therefore, we are seeking volunteers who: 

  • Identify as having lived experience of marginalisation and/or underrepresentation; 
  • Are a current UCL student (undergrad or postgrad);  
  • Have a passion for sustainability and inclusivity (no prior experience or current studies required); 
  • Are available for the full day of the event on 12th July, with your session assigned afterwards; 
  • Are willing to engage actively and constructively in discussions and activities.  

Skills you will gain: Negotiation and influencing skills, stakeholder management skills, an understanding of EDI (Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion) and positive action initiatives, as well as insight into training and development needs specific to the environment and sustainability sector. 

How to apply:  

Please fill out the volunteer sign-up form below, which should only take 15 minutes to complete.  

Sign-up here

Applications are now open and will be reviewed by the Sustainable UCL team on a first come first serve basis, so please apply as soon as you can. We will be in touch to inform you if your application has been successful in early July.  

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please reach out to elli.lee@ucl.ac.uk