Over 150 of our most environmentally engaged students have informed the Student Manifesto for a Sustainable University of Sheffield.

We’ve identified 12 priority actions for the university.

Now we need your support

This is important because it’s the University’s first ever sustainability strategy and we need strong student pressure to ensure that the strategy leads us in the right direction for a sustainable future.


Student Manifesto

The Student Manifesto for a Sustainable University of Sheffield is being produced after detailed consultation with environmentally engaged students, and will outline the top 12 priority actions that we believe should be in the manifesto.

Read the manifesto (and show your support)


Add Your Voice


Here’s SU Development Officer Meg McGrath and Sustainability Committee Chair Naomi Guo on exactly what the sustainable Student Manifesto is calling on the University to do, and why adding your voice in support is so important.

Your Support

If you agree that “We call on the University to incorporate these actions into its Sustainability Strategy”, then please CLICK ‘I AGREE’ TO ADD YOUR VOICE.



Thank you for your support


SU Development Officer

Our officers (the student leaders who run the Students' Union) care about sustainability. Mel, the SU Development Officer, is responsible for helping develop a lot of our sustainability work including Sustainable Diets and Zero Waste/ the Reusable Revolution in our food and drink outlets, so if you want to find out more, have a chat with her.


About #ReusableRevolution

Here at Sheffield Students’ Union, sustainability is extremely important to us and according to our last Student Life Survey, it is to you too.

Plastic is suffocating our oceans. Whales, turtles and birds are washing up dead on beaches across the world, with their stomachs full of plastic.

Join the #ReusableRevolution today and help the environment with small, simple changes that have a big impact and save you money.

Join #ReusableRevolution on Facebook!


Pledge to make a difference

Make a pledge

Your chances to join in - Societies, Committee & Network

There’s lots of sustainable societies at Sheffield Students’ Union so there’s something for everyone. If you want to get involved with some like-minded peeps, you could get involved with the Sustainability Committee, who lead on representing and supporting students on this subject.

Or try one of these societies: BeekeepingCarbon Neutral University SocietyEngineers without Borders (EWB)Healthy PlanetHorticultural, Natural History (Wild Soc), People & PlanetSave Our Sandwiches, Sheffield Market or Vegetarian & Vegan.

Or set up your own!

Sustainability Committee also co-ordinate the Sustainability Network, which unites all the above groups to work together.


Sustainability Books

There's a bunch of sustainability books you can borrow. We have all sorts ranging from veggie & vegan cookbooks to bike maintenance, from beekeeping to crafting, from ethical shopping to ethical project management, and more!

You can find the books on the bookshelf in the Interval.

Who Cares?

We care about sustainability and do our best to minimise our negative impacts on the environment.

Why? In short, it’s because we know you care. Sheffield students care more than average about the environment. For example, in the most recent NUS skills survey, 93 84% respectively of University of Sheffield students agree all Universities / all courses should actively incorporate and promote sustainable development (well above the national averages... 85% / 70%).

Mostly it’s because there’s no Planet B and we believe it’s important to do what we can to improve things and show others how too.

Sustainability is one of Sheffield Students’ Union’s core values and we’ve developed a comprehensive sustainability strategy too, with targets from embedding Zero Waste to normalising Sustainable Diets by 2034.

To find out more or contribute, email studentsustainability@sheffield.ac.uk