Sustainability Hub Updates

This page includes updates from the Union, University and around Leicester concerning Sustainability!

We want to hear from you - take part in this survey for a chance to win £500!

FINAL SUBMISSION DATE IS 11.59pm (23.59) on 12th November 2023

All students at the University of Leicester can be in with a chance of winning £500 by completing our online confidential survey about your time at university or college and the skills you develop for getting a job.

The short survey, which is being run in conjunction with SOS-UK, will only take about 15 minutes to complete.

Click here to take part in the survey!

Creative Writing Competition - "Nature, the Environment & Sustainability":

FINAL SUBMISSION DATE IS 11.59pm (23.59) on 10th November 2023

Are you moved by our connections with the natural world? Are you interested in nature writing, climate fiction, the ecological crisis, the Anthropocene, nature and well-being?

The University of Leicester’s Centre for New Writing and Centre for Environmental Health and Sustainability are jointly sponsoring a short fiction / creative non-fiction competition for East Midlands resident writers on the theme of "Nature, Environment, Sustainability."

We are looking for compelling writing that fires the imagination, and allows room for hope. But this is an open brief and we’re interested in anything relevant you might produce. It can be fiction in any genre, or creative non-fiction in the form of personal essay, memoir, feature journalism, travel or a hybrid of forms.

Click here for more information on the competition and how to submit your entry!

Choose how you move - Bike Shops in Leicester:

Choose how you move looks at "a smarter way to travel in Leicester and Leicestershire". It includes various transportation options that can be more sustainable including ia page on cycling.

On the page below you can find bike shops in Leicester to get a bicycle with the following shops selling second hand bikes:

  • Alpine Electric Bikes
  • City Cycles (Leicester)
  • City Cycles (Thurmaston)
  • Community Cycles
  • Ebike Centres
  • FMB Cycles
  • Halfords (Abbey Lane)
  • Halfords (Putney Road)
  • Northside Bikes
  • Rutland Cycling Leicester
  • Halfords (Abbey Lane)
  • The Bike Pedlar

Click here for more information.

What can I recycle in Leicester? Leicester City Council Guidance:

Are you living in private or rented accommodation that is not part of the University of Leicester? Check out the Leicester City Council page on recycling and waste to find out about your household waste and recycling collections, what you can and can’t recycle, and much more!

Click here for guidance!

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