Carbon Literate Students

On Monday 26th September, we celebrated the graduation of five students who have successfully completed a Carbon Literacy Trainer course – the first in the world to receive this accreditation!

A huge congratulations to our fantastic student trainers: Emma Richards, Helen Casey, Ned Gatenby, Lauren Wood and Jordan Decourcy, all from the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

L-R: Phil Corbel, Helen Casey, Jane Mork, Lauren Wood, Ned Gatenby, Emma Richards, Dave Coleman.
L-R: Phil Corbel, Helen Casey, Jane Mork, Lauren Wood, Ned Gatenby, Emma Richards, Dave Coleman.

What is Carbon Literacy?

The Carbon Literacy (CL) project is a large-scale, climate change, education initiative that aims to provide everyone that lives, works and studies in Manchester with access to one days’ worth of Carbon Literacy training.

Manchester Met’s Trainer Programme

As long-term supporters of the CL project, Manchester Met launched an exciting programme in which students are trained to deliver CL training to other students. The project was piloted last academic year. Five students were recruited as CL trainers and together they have trained 66 students in Carbon Literacy.

Manchester Met’s CL programme has been well received amongst participants, as well as the students recruited to deliver the training. Feedback from the sessions was outstanding – 100% of attendees would recommend the training to others! Several participants have also commented on the quality of the trainers. Feedback from the student trainers shows that the programme has helped them to develop essential communication, confidence and leadership skills.

We want more student trainers!

We will be recruiting more students this upcoming academic year. If you are interested, or know a student that would be, please contact Jane Mork – j.mork@mmu.ac.uk by the 5th October 2016.

We are also running Carbon Literacy Training for students this term. Dates and times can be found here.


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Carbon Literate Students

CYCLE 2 WORK SCHEME – Give cycling a go

The Travel Team are pleased to confirm the Manchester Metropolitan Cycle2Work scheme will be available again from Monday 12th September until Monday 24th October 2016.

The Cycle to Work scheme enables University employees to make savings of up to 42%* on a brand new bike and safety accessories for cycling to work by purchasing the bike tax-free.

In addition, the University have agreed a further 5% discount on the cost of bicycles purchased from any Halfords store or on-line shop, and a wide selection of independent retailers. Colleagues will also benefit from a 20% discount on cycle accessories for the life of the hire agreement.

How it works at Manchester Metropolitan University

The Cycle to Work scheme allows colleagues to purchase bicycles and accessories to the value of £1000, where the cost of the bike is recovered out of your gross salary.

Bicycles can be purchased directly from Halfords or from a wide selection of independent cycle retailers across Manchester and Cheshire. There is also a new Cycle Republic Store located on London Road in Manchester City Centre where Letters of Collection can be redeemed.

How do I sign up?

Halfords administer the Cycle to Work application process and details can be accessed by contacting Halfords directly.

To sign-up, visit www.cycle2work.info and register with the employer code: MMUC2W

Find out more

Everything you will need to know is published on the Halfords website, but in the event you are unable find the information, please contact the Travel Team.

Web: www.mmu.ac.uk/staffcycling (including guidance on the step by step process)

Email: cycling@mmu.ac.uk

Tel: 0161 247 2989

 *Savings as a result of Tax and National Insurance benefits when an employee hires a bike and safety accessories through the cycle2work scheme. Savings dependent upon circumstances of the employer and those of the employee. 42% saving can be made when any LoC is selected assuming the employer funds the scheme. Assumes 40% Tax Rate and 2% NIC Rate.

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Welcoming New & Returning Students to Manchester Met

The Environment Team, with the help of some of our passionate students, have been out and about reminding students why we are an award winning sustainable university.

Welcoming new and returning students we have been at International Welcome, Freshers’ Fairs in Manchester and Crewe and offering travel advice to mature, part-time, post-grad and commuting students. Sharing our passion for sustainability, we offered gifts to encourage sustainable living including a compostable bamboo toothbrush, re-usable bags and bottles all for taking part in our recycling game.

There was also the chance for students to enter themselves into a competition for a sustainable travel themed prize by signing up to receive our monthly newsletter ‘Let’s make a sustainable planet’. 1321 students signed up to win either a bus pass, railcard, bicycle or a pair of trainers. We will be announcing winners after the 6th October.

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Environmental Sustainability Policy 2016

As a leading award winning University for Sustainability we have a responsibility to ensure our business activities do not create adverse environmental and social impacts.

The new policy outlines and updates our key commitments within our Environmental Sustainability Policy 2016. These commitments go beyond legal compliance, to incorporate environmental sustainability into our Estates and Operations and to enhance our positive impact, by embedding Education for Sustainable Development in our learning, teaching, research and development activities, as well as culture and leadership.

Our Policy provides a frameworks for establishing environmental objectives and targets, and key performance indicators, within our Environmental Sustainability Strategy such as reducing and reusing 85% of our waste by 2020.

Manchester Met will deliver this Policy through the continued implementation and improvement of an Environmental Management System, certified to ISO 140001:2015 standard.

You can find a digital version of our Policy and Strategy here.

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