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Staff and student training


All new staff and students attend safety, health and environmental training within their first month of employment or fresher’s fortnight in September.  The information delivered is based around the environmental and sustainability responsibilities of staff and students at the university.

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Staff Induction Slides

Student Induction Slides

Our Senior Health and Safety Officer has created an E Learning, Environmental Awareness course and a Energy Efficiency course that staff are required to complete.

Environmental and Energy Efficiency Awareness courses

E Learning

Senior Health and Safety Officer conducts both student and staff inductions at the start of each academic year, she talks about WGU's Environment and sustainability management policy statement and encourages students and staff to read Environmental Sustainability Strategy 2018 English. She also informs people of where they can find WGU's sustainability related policies and procedures.

Further Information can be obtained from energy&

Sustainability Lectures

David Sprake gives a series of fantastic Sustainable lectures. The first of which are on the science behind climate change and the possible consequences of business as usual and the second is about how we got to this stage and what can we do about it. 

Keep an eye on Campus Talk for news on when and where David's lectures will be held. 

An incredible link David gives during the lecture is the world’s clock on environmental issues which shows the numbers for Deforestation in Hectares, Toxic waste in Tons, Garbage dumped into the sea etc. –

If you would like to book David in for a sustainability lecture for a modual please email SAWG at energy&

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Green Champion Training - PDT Training certified

Today it is more important than ever to become a greener, more efficient university. It will help to improve our reputation, provide a platform for innovation, help attract and retain students, achieve better growth, cut costs and strengthen stakeholder relations.

The Green Champion scheme inspires employees to be more sustainable within their department. The scheme aims to promote environmental awareness and education on reducing energy costs and carbon emissions.

Each year WGU trains it’s Green Champions which takes place at our Northop Campus in conjunction with PDT training, Outdoor and Environmental Educationalists.  PDT training ensures that the Green Champions receive information which will provide them with the knowledge and skills to become greener and more sustainable within the University. It will give them the tools they need to build committed action orientated teams to drive sustainability through our departments and make sustainability a valuable part of Wrexham Glyndwr University.

Training usually includes:

  • Sustainability
  • Green Champions
  • Biodiversity
  • Carbon footprint
  • Food Systems
  • Resource Use
  • Woodland

The last training day was held on 11th July 2018. Staff and Students spent a sunny aftrenoon at WGU’s Northop Campus woodland where PDT conducted their annual Green Champion Training.

“PDT training were great, I feel enthused to be a Green Champion and I have come away with lots of ideas on how to engage others and make a difference within my department”  - Pip Francis

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