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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