Sustainable Campus

Student Action

Student action

Sustainability action at Newcastle University involves all areas of our activity and all members of the community play their part. The University couldn’t reach its sustainability goals without the actions of students and we’d like to describe some key ways that you can get involved.

Student Environment and Sustainability Committee (SESC)

The Student Environment and Sustainability Committee (SESC) is a student-led and student-focused committee looking at sustainability at Newcastle University.

The committee is chaired by the Students' Union Ethics and Environment Rep and membership includes all Environment and Sustainability Reps from academic schools. Membership of the SESC is not exclusive to these students e.g. members of Students' Union societies and other interested students can request to attend meetings.

The SESC often put on events to raise awareness of the climate emergency amongst students, and to gather feedback and priorities from students on sustainability improvement.

The SESC gives feedback to the Environment and Sustainability Committee (ESC), of which most members are colleagues, but also has the President of the Students' Union, Ethics and Environment Rep, and a postgraduate officer as members.