Sustainability Leaders


Fancy becoming a beekeeper or fighting food waste? Interested in Fairtrade, urban gardening or protecting our oceans? From social justice to climate change, and gender equality to health and well-being, City and the SU are supporting the UN’s Global Goals. Our student Sustainability Leader projects are a great way to learn more about the topics of today and gain valuable experience of putting your plans into practice.


Project topics range from fast fashion, beekeeping and saving our seas, but through them all you can join other students to have an impact at City. As a group you decide what you want to do. It could be anything, such as:

  • Taking part in hive visits and looking after City’s bees
  • Starting an enterprise to promote and sell reusable bottles/cups
  • Rescuing leftover or unwanted food and delivering it to food banks
  • Working with local businesses, schools and organisations to tackle air pollution
  • Creating a campaign to fight for fair trade
  • Growing fruit, vegetables and herbs in the new City garden
  • Organising an event to get students into cycling
  • Running the City Food Co-op to provide sustainable food options for students and staff
  • Campaigning for City to become single-use plastic free


No prior knowledge or experience is needed, just enthusiasm and ability to meet at least 1 hour a week.

How to get involved 

All students can apply by registering their interest with

Important dates
Benefits to getting involved 
  • Develop skills in project management, leadership, communication, time management
  • Gain knowledge and insight into the sustainability sector
  • Enhance your employability skills and CV
  • Network with like-minded individuals and make new connections within and beyond City
  • Make a positive, long-lasting impact on City and the local community
  • Receive recognition at the annual Sustainable City Awards
When does it take place? 

September to April (Awards Ceremony, June)

Sustainability Leaders meet with City's Sustainability Team once a month to receive training, support and resources.

Where does it take place? 

On and off campus

Who can apply? 

All students can apply.