Get Involved

Use this page to see what events are going on throughout the University, learn more about what we do to get our communities involved in climate action, or to sign up for specific training or groups. We look forward to seeing you!

Two young children having fun doing arts and crafts at a table covered in coloured paper, glue, scissors and other crafting items, with more children and adults doing the same in the background.

There are many different ways to get involved with sustainability at various levels at the University. We have everything from formal training programmes to one-off events; everyone is welcome, from our staff and students to our local community across the City of Birmingham. Find out more about specific initiatives here, or get in touch with the Sustainability Team at the University or in the Guild.

Green Impact

Green Impact is a national programme that supports universities with practical steps to improve environmental sustainability in work and in curriculum. Our University currently has 40 teams signed up to this initiative. Visit the Green Impact website for more information (they also provide programmes for other institutions outside of Higher Education), or staff and students can join our Teams Page to find a team in your Department!

Student Community

Our student community has so many ways you can get involved with sustainability. The Guild of Students has an Ethical and Environmental Officer and a range of societies focussed on sustainability. The community wardens also work on sustainability through projects such as JunkBusters. Have a look at the jobs and volunteering opportunities that allow you to make a difference in the community.


All staff are eligible for a volunteering allowance of 1 day a year. One major volunteering project is Birmingham In Action, a programme that aims to make education more accessible and turn research into action. We are always looking for students, staff and public partners to support these projects, find out how you can today!

Become a Sustainability Ambassador

Register your interest in becoming a Sustainability Ambassador. We are currently exploring options for this programme, and how it can best develop and embed Sustainability across the University community.

There are so many different ways to get involved with sustainability at various levels at the University. From formal training programmes to open forums and one-off events, we welcome everyone, including our staff, students and local community members across Birmingham.

Florie Craddock, Guild of Students Sports Officer

Get in touch

If you ever want to know more information about sustainability at the University and how to get involved, whether you are a student, staff, a business, or a member of the public, please use to get in touch.

Alternatively, students can email the Guild of Students Ethical and Environmental Officer and staff can email the Birmingham University and College Union (UCU)'s Environmental Officer.