We encourage staff and students to make changes for good in their day to day lives. To support them in doing this we offer a range of activities and opportunities.
Take a look at the activities below to see how you can get involved.
Student Volunteering Services
If you’re short on time and can’t commit to a regular volunteering job then don’t fear, there are still plenty of opportunities for you!
Check out our events calendar to see all the upcoming one off opportunities. These are activities which you can drop into and make a positive impact.
Become a Sustainability Champion for your department or course!
We’re looking for eco-minded and enthusiastic individuals to be part our our sustainability champion network. The network provides a platform to share & implement initiatives that aim to drive positive change throughout the university.
To register your interest contact: email@example.com
We hold regular workshops for planting, harvesting and maintaining the growing spaces. Take a look at our events page to find out when the next one is taking place!
You can also volunteer to take a leading role in maintaining the health of the plants at one of the campus’s. This involves being part of the watering schedule, harvesting what we grow and more.
Join the student Environmental Society. You can join through the Student’s Union website or get in touch directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Find them on social media to see some of the great projects they’ve done to date or read about them in this post!
If you have a project that the sustainability team could potentially help with then let us know and we’ll do everything we can to support you!
BME Staff Network
The Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Staff Network was established in 2016 at the Westminster University. The Network’s aim is to provide support to staff, to work with policy makers ensuring the race equality perspective is proactively incorporated within Westminster’s policies and procedures, and to add value to the diversity of the University.
Health & Wellbeing
The VC, Peter Bonfield, signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge at this years annual Wellbeing Day event. Our Wellbeing Day, organised by the Safety, Health and Wellbeing Team, coincided with Time to Talk Day 2019 and we are encouraging everyone to have a conversation about mental health.
You can also read more about the initiative and download Time to Change materials – such as the Champions Conversations Cook Book ; Stigma Force Field Analysis or take the Mental Health Stigma Pub Quiz.
If you’re a member of staff you can find all the resources and information relating to workplace health and wellbeing on sharepoint.
Advice on disabled access to our buildings is available on our external ‘visit us‘ website.
If you’re a staff member you can sign up to be a Fire Marshal at the University. If you are interested in this role, please email the SHW Team, email@example.com – and we’ll be in touch.
The Citizen Aid app gives guidance to the general public on safe actions to take and how to prepare yourself in case of an emergency incident or terror threat.
CitizenAID is a simple, clear teaching aid for immediate actions in the event of an incident. It links with the 3 key steps concept for keeping safe: run, hide and tell.
It is intended to give ordinary people straightforward information on being prepared and how best to react to an incident. The App also provides first aid advice on how to assist the injured.