Development opportunities

We want to help you make sustainability a big part of your student experience. Whether that means doing a sustainability project as part of your course, focusing your thesis on a sustainability-related issue, or even taking on a placement tackling climate change, there are all sorts of opportunities for making a greener future a part of your studies.

We have achieved our ambition as laid out in our Sustainability Strategy, for every student to undertake a sustainability-related module, extra-curricular activity, or learning as part of their programme. See our summary of development opportunities available below or for more information, visit the Education for Sustainable Development pages.

An online course introducing the UN’s sustainable development goals - Sustainability in Action is an online course available for all students introduced through Welcome Week introducing the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs). Designed by students for students the course enables students to develop sustainability and employability skills and receive HEAR accreditation. The course also acts as a hub for students throughout their time at Liverpool to find additional opportunities to develop their sustainability interests and skills.

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The hub provides students with a central point of reference for:

  • Student voice in university sustainability policy and practices
  • The ‘Sustainability in Action’ (see below) and other short online courses
  • Links to Guild volunteering, groups and societies
  • Campus activities
  • Events and workshops
  • Social media.

Sustainability internships - Interested in gaining real-world experience in sustainability at a world-leading institution? Apply for a Sustainability Internship for an opportunity to gain experience working with professionals in the field of sustainability and have access to real-life institutional issues and the professionals that handle them.

Student Volunteering - If you have a cause you are passionate about then volunteering is a great way to gain some experience, make a difference and network with others. You can always organise your own volunteering experiences but it is worth registering as a volunteer with the Liverpool Guild of Students to see what opportunities are available locally and within the University.

Contribute to our blog, Sustainable Liverpool, with the latest news, research and events around sustainability on campus, as well as articles on anything from climate action, innovation and gender equality, to tips on wellbeing and sustainable living. The blog is written by staff and students and we are always looking for contributors. So if you’re interested in sustainability, considering journalism or communications as a future career, or would like to share your research please complete this form or email: for more details. 


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