Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.80
Liaison Corey Peterson
Submission Date June 2, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Tasmania
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.32 / 4.00 Sustainability Team
UTAS
Infrastructure Services and Development
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
37,265

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
37,265

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
100

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Green Impact Students

A brief description of the student educators program (1st program):

Green Impact Students is a program coordinated by the University's Sustainability Team, and is facilitated by paid Sustainability Integration Program for Students (SIPS) interns and fellows. SIPS interns and fellows apply through a competitive application process and are awarded 70 paid hours as interns and between 70-140 paid hours as fellows.
These students attend a 2.5 hour training workshop run by the SIPS Coordinator, the training covers sustainability at the University of Tasmania, project design, introduces the UN SDGs and workplace wellbeing, health and safety.

Green Impact students design a series of 22 sustainability actions for their peers, all actions are designed to be accessible for all students, the actions must be able to be completed by students who are studying from home by distance and those studying on campus. The actions need to be financially accessible for all students (students don't need to buy tickets or purchase materials). All actions are designed to educate students about holistic sustainability and the UN SDGs, with each action mapped to a UN SDG and a short explanation of both the UN SDG and how the action is relevant to this goal. The actions are all designed to be undertaken either by an individual or with a group (e.g., the actions can be used by student leaders such as Community Engagement Leaders for their own events). Some examples include a Community Engagement Leader who ran a book club using the action of the week to theme the book club meet up, and hosting a cosy sweater club during winter to talk about ways of reducing energy consumption in the colder months.
The actions need to cover a range of ways of practicing sustainability, from trying an alternative mode of transport, heading outside to go 'plogging', undertaking a pantry audit to find out where your food comes from, or visiting a nearby community garden.

Green Impact Students run a weekly newsletter during each Semester. The newsletter features an action of the week and an SDG of the week. It also includes other student-run sustainability events and activities including student Landcare events, bioblitzes, sustainability themed quiz nights, online talks and webinars, sustainability themed movies and more, all relating to ways students can practice and get involved in sustainability at the University.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (1st program):

All students


Number of trained student educators (1st program):
2

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (1st program):
32

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (1st program):
3.50

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
224

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (1st program):
Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Climate Café nipaluna program

A brief description of the student educators program (2nd program):

The Climate Café nipaluna program has staff supervision from a Senior Sustainability Officer and the Co-Head of Discipline, Social Work/Senior Lecturer. The Cafes are facilitated by trained third year Honours or Masters Social Work students, who have group supervision from the above mentors and individual mentoring from their Field Education Officer who is a trained social worker. The program is co-designed by the student facilitators as part of their Social Work placement, the student facilitators are using social work theories to co-design and facilitate conversations about responses to the climate crisis through open, group conversations. In 2021, 12 Climate Cafes were held on campus.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (2nd program):

Students based in Sandy Bay and Hobart campuses, enrolled as on-campus or mixed attendance


Number of trained student educators (2nd program):
12

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (2nd program):
12

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (2nd program):
25

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (2nd program):
3,600

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (2nd program):
Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
Sustainability Integration Program for Students (SIPS)

A brief description of the student educators program (3rd program):

The Sustainability Integration Program for Students provides students with experience tackling meaningful, real world sustainability challenges. Through SIPS the University provides paid student internships, paid fellowships, hosts research students including Honours, Masters and PhD candidates, provides work integrated learning placements and opportunities for co-curricular placements. Project topics are proposed by students, staff and community members, and cover a broad range of sustainability areas including food and gardens, inclusivity and diversity, energy efficiency, food equity, reducing waste to landfill, climate resillience, sustainability governance, economic and financial sustainability, biodiversity and natural environment and more.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (3rd program):

All students


Number of trained student educators (3rd program):
26

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (3rd program):
20

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (3rd program):
7.35

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (3rd program):
2,205

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (3rd program):
A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:
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Number of trained student educators (all other programs):
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Number of weeks, on average, the student educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per student educator (all other programs) :
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (all other programs):
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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators (all programs):
6,029

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.16

Website URL where information about the student sustainability educators programs is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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