UCL has the most ambitious sustainability commitments of any UK university; by 2024 we will be a single-use plastic-free campus, have zero carbon buildings, 1.5 football pitches of additional biodiverse space and every student will have the opportunity to study sustainability. But for this to happen we need students who are enthusiastic about sustainability issues to help make this change possible.
How does the programme work?
We recruit passionate students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, who want to make change possible at UCL and develop their skills in project management, sustainability, team work, communications and leadership.
All ambassadors will be trained in sustainability by the organisation 'Students Organising for Sustainability' and will be supported throughout the year with monthly catch-ups and a WhatsApp group between all ambassadors.
This is a 20 hour volunteering role starting in November and ending in May and can be flexibly worked around students' study priorities. Students will receive a certificate and points on their academic HEAR report for their volunteering.
What do Sustainability Ambassadors do?
There are a number of roles to suit your interests. Some will be managed by the Students' Union, and some by Sustainable UCL due to the project being a collaboration between both parties.
- Applications open 15th September 2021
- Applications close 15th October 2021
- Find out if you have a position on 22nd October
- Online training takes place on 3rd November
Explore our Sustainability Ambassador roles below:
Apply for all roles by 15th October 2021
You must be a current UCL student (undergraduate or post-graduate).
Please apply for one role only and demonstrate your interest in the specific role you are applying for to increase your chances of success.
Once all applications have been received, successful applicants will be notified by 22nd October.
Please be aware that if you are successful, you will be required to attend an online training session on 3rd November.
An interest in sustainability issues (a knowledge of this area is preferable but not essential)
Enthusiasm and motivation to make a difference
Good organisational skills
Ability to work as part of a team
Confidence in using own initiative and being a proactive self-starter
A commitment to UCL's sustainability aims
Equivalent to 1 hour a week over six months: November – May.
Initial 2.5-hour training workshop in November.
1 day in May for Green Impact Auditing.