Lancaster University invites students and staff to join Positive Change Week 2023

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Lancaster University is hosting its first Positive Change Week from Monday 4 to Friday 8 December 2023, to celebrate and promote sustainability initiatives on campus and beyond. The week-long event aims to inspire students and staff to take action for a better future, by showcasing the positive impacts of sustainable practices and behaviours.

Positive Change Week features a range of activities and opportunities for participants to learn, engage, and contribute to positive change.

Some of the highlights of the week include:

  • A Student Sustainability Forum – students from across Lancaster and our partner campuses are invited to take part in our online sustainability forum, where the theme will be Climate Change and food. Running from 16 November to the final presentations on 6 December, students will discuss real-world challenges and leave feeling inspired and informed.
  • A Donation Day on Monday 4 December, where we are encouraging everyone to donate items to ReStore – whether that’s clothing, accessories, homeware, books, or foodbank items for LU Pantry.
  • Relic Plastic pop-up event on Wednesday, 6 December. Pop into the Work in Progress unit in Alex Square, and join Relic Plastic, to learn more about recycling, and the circular economy and take away a recycled plastic product that YOU get to make!
  • A Sustainability Excellence event on Thursday, 7 December. Join us for an evening event, where there will be a Q&A session with a panel of experts from the university and the local community, talking about Positive Change in sustainability and sharing some examples of best practices.

Positive Change Week is open to all students and staff of Lancaster University, as well as members of the public who are interested in sustainability. Participants can register for some of the events online or join in with the pop-up events that are taking place in the Work in Progress unit in Alexandra Square.

Positive Change Week is part of Lancaster University’s commitment to sustainability, which is one of its core values and strategic priorities. The university aims to be a leader in sustainability education, research, engagement, and operations, by embedding sustainability across all aspects of its activities and culture.

For more information about Positive Change Week and to sign up for any events, please visit

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