Volunteers litter pickingOn Saturday the 27th November Discovery will be doing our first sponsored walk and litter pick, walking from Oxwich to Parkmill.

If you’d like to join us please meet us at the Oxwich Car Park at 12:30. To get to Oxwich Car Park from Swansea by bus get the NAT bus 118 at 11:20 from the Bus Station to Killay and then change for the 117 and get off at Oxwich Cross which is 2 minutes walk from the beach.

All money raised will go to Discovery Student Volunteering Swansea. You can donate here.

Wednesday November 24th, 2021

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Climate change How does it work?

  • It’s a 7-question climate quiz, open 8th until 19th of November 2021.
  • Questions are simple and winning does not depend on getting them all right!
  • Halls with the most participants win!
  • The winning halls (as a proportion of students living there) get a supply of Divine chocolate worth £100, runner up gets £50
  • Sustainability are also giving away a bar of Divine chocolate to two random participants.

Take part here!

Sign up and follow SOS – UK on Instagram: @sosuk_charity

Also, if you wish to read more about Sustainability at Swansea University, head over to their webpages. 

Wednesday November 10th, 2021

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Image of SWell app on mobile phoneAt Swansea University we care about protecting our environment and ensuring the wellbeing of our campus community. That’s why we’re launching a brand-new way for you to contribute to our sustainability efforts and get rewarded for all the good actions you’re taking. This will come at an important time for our environment, and coincide with COP26 in Glasgow, the world’s biggest climate conference.

What is SWell?

SWell, standing for ‘Sustainability and Wellbeing’, is a digital programme open to all staff and students at the university. Through the web platform and app you’ll earn ‘Green Points’ for taking small, everyday actions that reduce your carbon footprint and take care of your physical and mental wellbeing. Whilst also supporting our university Sustainability & Climate Emergency Strategy.

Each month we’ll be rewarding the 10 top earning students with a £10 voucher – redeemable through: the SU, Root, M&S, National Book Tokens and cinema vouchers – as well as awarding a £500 charity donation to our top team at the end of the year. (more…)

Friday October 29th, 2021

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The sustainability team have teamed up with NUS to bring the Student Switch Off to campus!Volunteer on a sustainability campaign text in blue square

Want to find out more about StudentSwitch Off and living sustainably at university? Find us at Fulton foyer and the Great Hall foyer on the morning of Wednesday 10th November.

The climate crisis can feel overwhelming! Taking action and connecting with others can be a good way to stay grounded. Register to volunteer for Student Switch Off to find out how you can make a difference on campus. Our training in person is on 10th November from 1.30pm: https://www.sos-uk.org/sustainable-accommodation/volunteer (more…)

Tuesday October 26th, 2021

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Free travel on local bus services returns for the October half term weekends! Buses in station

The scheme means that people who start and finish their bus journeys within the council boundaries of Swansea on the six days of the offer will not have to pay for the service provided their trip also starts before 7pm in the evening. Offer applies from Saturday 23 – Monday 25 October and again from Friday 29 – Sunday 31 October.

Thursday October 21st, 2021

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