Staffordshire University’s Student Union Greenpad project

Lead Organisation

Staffordshire University Student Union

Overview

Greenpad and Studentpad project

Greenpad is an enterprise ran by Staffordshire University’s Student Union, which has been set up in order to help improve the sustainability of Staffordshire University students and the world around them. By working with local landlords around Staffordshire University campuses such as Stoke and Stafford, they have helped increase the amount of cheaper, sustainable housing which is available to students living outside of University accommodation. By helping landlords improve the energy efficiency and sustainability of their housing, this helps reduce carbon emissions and also improves student habits concerning sustainability. Greenpad is also responsible for Studentpad, which is an online information centre where students can search for good quality, cheaper sustainable housing.

What SWM likes

The most impressive aspect of this project is the way in which the Students Union, students themselves, the university estates team and landlords are working together to generate results – once again showing the power of collaboration. Greenpad has also made what could be perceived as a fairly un-interesting topic into something fun, educational and engaging, whilst generating carbon and energy reductions, saving money and improving housing quality in the process.

Links and contact information

Download the full Greenpad, Staffs Uni Student Union case study.

This case study was developed by Staffordshire University student, Will Hewitt, whilst on placement with SWM; contact enquiries@swm.org.uk for more information.