Join UCEM for Climate and Social Action Week 22-26 April

Posted on: 2 April, 2024

From 22-26 April, UCEM will be hosting its third Climate and Social Action Week (CASA) – a series of sustainability-themed events and activities taking place both in-person and online.

Following feedback and input on last October’s previous CASA week, this year’s event features an expanded and updated wide range of activities open to UCEM’s students, alumni and staff. You can find the full schedule below:

Day Activity Time Open to
Monday Active commuter breakfast 8am-9.30am Staff
Sustainability & EDI at UCEM 12pm-12.30pm Students
Tuesday Dr Bike Day & sustainable travel Staff
Student Officer-led Q & A with the Vice Chancellor and staff 5pm-6pm Students, Alumni & Staff
Wednesday Maya’s refillable – sustainable shopping Staff
Alumni Experiences: Restoring peatland as a nature-based solution to climate change 2pm-2.30pm Students, Alumni & Staff
Thursday Cakes and bananas 10am-10.30am Staff
How bad are bananas? 11am-11.30am Students, Alumni & Staff
Wellbeing walk 12pm-1.30pm Staff
Student representation 2pm-2.30pm Students
Friday National Trust – Sustainability of buildings and property 12pm-1pm Students, Alumni & Staff
Wellbeing walk 12pm-1pm (HKT) Staff

Learn more: The importance of the student voice in sustainability

Ahead of the events, UCEM Vice Chancellor Ashley Wheaton:

‘Climate change is perhaps the single greatest challenge facing humanity, one that calls for collective and coherent action from all levels of business, leadership and influence. Climate and Social Action Week is an important opportunity to unite our students, staff, and alumni in the name of climate action. Through these informative and engaging activities, we can create meaningful discussions and insights that people can take away into their everyday lives.’ 

If you’re a current student and would like to get involved with sustainability and EDI in addition to CASA, here are some calls to action for you to consider:

If you have any questions about CASA, please email