Green Impact

Date published: September 26, 2018

Get involved with our sustainability engagement programme!

  • Want to gain skills and experience for your CV?
  • Want to find out more about sustainability at the University?
  • Want to make a positive impact?

Then check out our opportunity to get involved with the University’s sustainability engagement programme!

The University of Salford Environmental Sustainability department have an opportunity for students to gain valuable skills by taking part in the Green Impact auditing process.

‘It enhanced my confidence and communication skills as I successfully worked with students who I have never worked before with.’

‘The trainers were really positive and made me feel relaxed about conducting the audit.’

‘It has made me more aware of my actions as an individual when thinking about sustainability. I have also shared these with family and friends too.’

Green Impact

Green Impact is an environmental accreditation programme with an awards element, designed to encourage, support and celebrate departments in making environmental improvements. Interested staff volunteered to participate in the programme and received an online toolkit outlining achievable environmental changes. All the criteria relate to practical actions, such as only using recycled copier paper, or putting awareness stickers next to light switches.

Depending on the number of environmental actions departments carry out, they can achieve either: a working towards accreditation, Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum award. All departments participating in Green Impact will need an audit to verify their level of achievement…and this is where you come in!


We are looking for volunteer auditors to visit the departments and conduct audits. Each volunteer auditor will be fully trained on the criteria and what they need to do in order to audit through a half-day of training. The training is IEMA (The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment) approved and you will receive a certificate upon completion.

In pairs auditors will then put their new skills into practice by completing one or more audits. An audit should take around an hour to complete depending on the size of the department.


You must be available from 09:30am - 5:00pm on Wednesday 17th October.

This is a voluntary opportunity with great training and skills development.

Full training will be provided; all you need is an interest in environmental issues, enthusiasm and commitment!

Lunch will be provided.

What’s the next stage?

1. Ensure you are free all day (9:30am – 5pm) on Wednesday 17th October.

2. Find out more and download the application form from Advantage:

3. Fill in the application form and return to Neva Mowl: by 5pm Tuesday 9th October.

4. You will be contacted by 12th October if you have been successful in your application.

Contact Neva if you have any questions about the opportunity or Green Impact.

0161 295 4233

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