Here at Swansea University, we know that university life is more than just study. That is why the Sustainability Team work hard to offer you lots of different opportunities to GET INVOLVED with our sustainability work. By coming along and taking part in our events and activities, not only will you help us improve our environmental and social credentials, you'll also get the opportunity to meet new people, improve your employability and raise your awareness of today’s most pressing issues.

You can read more about SWell, our Sustainability and Wellbeing scheme that rewards staff and students at Swansea University for taking positive steps, the Global Citizen Award for students and how to sign up to our events below.

SWell - Sustainability and Wellbeing Scheme for Students & Staff


Sign up to SWell

Two students cycling together on Santander cycles

How would you like to win prizes for looking after your wellbeing, making sustainable choices and helping to tackle the climate emergency?

As a university, we’re committed to reducing our impact on the environment and we want to reward staff and students that help us achieve our goals. That’s why we’ve re-launched our current SWell programme to both staff and students to make an even bigger impact and to achieve commitments made in our Sustainability & Climate Emergency Strategy.

Join SWell

Events, Activities and Volunteering

We organise various events and activities throughout the year for students and staff to get involved with. These range from beach cleans, weekly conservation volunteer sessions, led bike rides, workshops, nature walks and growing food on campus, to name but a few!

Students and staff can find out what's going on by visiting our Eventbrite page for more information and to book onto events. Students and staff can also join our Crymlyn Burrows Conservation Volunteering group on WhatsApp.

Check out our Eventbrite page

Events and Activities

Join the Sustainability Team on an event.

Four volunteers on the beach taking part in a litter pick

Tyfu Tawe and Growing Projects

Tyfu Tawe and Growing Projects

Get stuck in to one of our lunchtime sessions

Three people at the raised beds between Horton and Penmaen building

Tyfu Tawe, our student and staff gardening project has raised beds on both campuses for growing vegetables and herbs. As well as teaching gardening skills and giving the chance to meet likeminded people, the produce grown is donated to our termly Community Fridge events.

Monthly, accessible, lunchtime induction sessions are held throughout the year and are open to all, meeting at 1pm on the second Tuesday of each month at Singleton Campus between Horton and Penmaen, and on the second Thursday of the month at the raised beds next to Y Twyni at Bay Campus.


Students of any subject, in any year of their degree, can work towards this award throughout their time with us at Swansea University. Completing the award contributes to your HEAR academic record and teaches you a wide range of skills. Find out more on Canvas, and send us an email to ask to be added to our email list to hear about upcoming events.

Student societies and members of staff can apply to the Sustainability Team for Green Grant Funds of up to £250 for sustainability related projects. Read more and view the application form: Green Grant Application Form.

The Global Citizen Award

Our stand-out student engagement programme is the Sustainability Award.

Students on a bridge