We are currently lobbying the institution to find more green spaces for the university, including growing our own herb garden & to involve sustainability in the academic curriculum.
At Bucks Students’ Union we are conscious of the impact our activities have on the environment. Central to our mission is the importance of being student led and having a positive impact for our members. We provide a range of services such as sports, advice, events, representation and volunteering. This policy highlights the mechanisms Bucks Students’ Union has identified in order to ensure we are doing our upmost to reduce our waste and promote the importance of recycling to our staff and members.
We are very proud to announce that we have obtained Silver in our 2014-2015 Green Impact Students' Union audit. This means we have demonstrated a commitment to sustainability by;
- Ensuring plastic bags are banned from Freshers' Fairs
-Making the majority of our waste bar glass generated in our bars is recycled and all customer-facing bins are well labelled
-Invite staff to give feedback on saving energy
-Ensuring the Students' Union has a collection scheme for postage stamps, batteries and spectacles
-Creating plans to deliver and/or support a recycle and reuse scheme in halls and accomodation at the end of the year
-Planning an event in line with the NUS Sustainable Events checklist
We have an ethical and environmental committee who meet regularly. If you are interested in joining, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
+ Many more. For a full list of criteria, please dowload the Green Impact Audit workbook checklist.
The next workbook criteria is released on the 3rd August. We will submit a list of the Students' Union's sustainable targets and aims for the next year on this page soon after.
Organising an event? You can use the NUS Sustainable Event Checklist to ensure that your event is green!
Environmental aspects agreement (Word 34KB)
Bucks Students' Union also has a Green Society! If you are interested in helping encourage the university to change to more environmentally friendly options, then join in!
You can sign up for a membership here
Uni Skills Survey
All students at Bucks New University can be in with a chance of winning £500 by completing our online confidential survey about your time at university or college and the skills you develop for getting a job.
The short survey, which is being run in conjunction with the National Union of Students, will take about 15 minutes to complete. The closing date is 18th December 2016 and students will be entered into a draw to win £500 or one of 10 £50 runner-up prizes.
The survey will be live from 14th of November till the 18th of December 2016.
To take part in the survey log on to www.nus.org.uk/uni-skills