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Sustainability Board

Do you want a say on how sustainability should be embedded in Students’ Union activities? Or how we can remove unnecessary packaging and plastic in our shops and cafés? Or maybe you have an idea of where we can put more planting on campus. This is your chance to have your say.

The Sustainability Board is an elected group of students, working to represent students on sustainability and environmental issues within the Students’ Union and across the University. The committee is a subcommittee of Student Council, which means that it reports back to Student Council. At meetings the Board discusses sustainability issues and ideas, opportunities to lobby the University and can pass policies relevant to the Board’s remit.

For example, in 2020/21 the Board ran an appeal collecting 400 donations and raising £400 for Bow Foodbank and developed an Environmental Policy for the Students’ Union as well as passing motions on topics such as sustainable menus, recycling and ethical investment.

The Board usually meets 4 times per year, with meetings currently taking place online. If you would like to attend a meeting of the Sustainability Board, you can contact the Chair.

Raise an issue

If you’re a student and you have an issue you would like the Board to consider, you can submit a motion to the Board. Please use this form to submit your motion. The Students’ Union Representation and Democracy Team can provide guidance if you are unsure how to write your motion. Please contact the team on su-representation@qmul.ac.uk if you have a question or need guidance.


The Sustainability Board members are:

The Sustainability Board is also attended by the Board’s Secretary, the Students’ Union Sustainability Coordinator who minutes the meeting and offers advice where requested.

Elections for the Board Representative roles take place in March each year. You will be able to submit a nomination and vote via at the bottom of this page.

2022/23 meetings
  • Thursday 10 November 2022 - 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Monday 12 December 2022 - 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Monday 23 January 2023 - 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Wednesday 8 March 2023 - 6:00pm-7:00pm

The Board meetings are formal meetings that follow an agenda, and the Secretary takes minutes of the meetings. The agendas will be published five working days before the meeting, and minutes will be published after they have been ratified.

Agenda Minutes
Thursday 7th October 2021 Download
Wednesday 3rd November 2021 Download
Thursday 20th January 2022 Download
Monday 7th March 2022 Download
Thursday 17th November 2022 Download
Monday 12th December 2022 Download
Monday 23rd January 2023 Download
Wednesday 8th March 2023 Download
Wednesday 27th September 2023 Download
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