Positive Change Week 2023

Positive Change Week 2023

Monday 4 - Friday 8 December 2023

Positive Change Week was a week-long celebration of sustainability and social responsibility at 51福利. It aimed to inspire students, staff and the wider community to take action for a better future. Students and staff joined in with a variety of events and activities that showcase the amazing work being done by our university and its partners to address the global challenges we face.

Find out more details below on the online Sustainability Forum programme, or some of the events that happened on campus during the week.

Sustainability Forum 2023

The Global Sustainability Forum launched a month of sustainability action for 51福利 students at Bailrigg and our partner campuses around the world. Taking place across three stages, all virtually, students came together initially for a digital global masterclass to learn from and be inspired by change maker Beth Eden, CEO of QS ImpACT who is already taking local and global action to address the SDGs.

Students then attended virtual micro-internships where they developed their work in diverse groups, problem-solving and working with peers to address real challenges brought to them by two organisations: Newform Foods (South Africa) and 4Ps Corporation (Vietnam). The finale of the programme culminates in a pitch event during Positive Change Week which will see students present their ideas to their peers and senior university management, with a chance to also reflect and celebrate.

Students sat at a computer

December volunteering fair

Students joined the careers team in the Learning Zone on Thursday, 7 December. They met many different volunteer organisations who were there to talk to students who wished to undertake some volunteering either on campus or in the wider local community.

Students at a careers fair

Positive Change Week events

Previous years

Find out more about some of the activities that have taken place in previous years.

  • COP26 Week

    Learn more about our COP26 at Lancaster Festival where we brought together leading voices on climate change issues.

  • COP27 Week

    Learn more about what we did to celebrate COP27 - and the research and insight from our world-leading academic experts.