The University of Exeter has dedicated £15,000 to student-led projects that will deliver sustainable benefits to our stakeholders. Student were able to apply to the fund via a predefined application process that measured project applications on engagement, confidence of delivery, and environmental impact protection metrics. The panel for application assessment included staff from our Student Guild, our Environment and Climate Emergency Team, and our Education Climate Advocates.
The students are responsible for project definition, budget and time management, and benefit realisation, meaning they have a great opportunity to make significant changes to the way the university operates, and gain valuable project management experience alongside their studies.
Five projects were successful in their applications, with project outcomes inclusive of better engagement with our students on environmental issues, innovative waste management platforms, water reduction competitions and frameworks for whole life carbon evaluation for our supply chain.