University of Strathclyde to pilot sustainability and wellbeing scheme


The University of Strathclyde is to pilot a sustainability and wellbeing scheme for 250 employees from January 2018.

It will pilot the Jump programme, provided by Green Rewards, for five months as part of the Glasgow-based university’s developing programme of activities to help it create a more sustainable environment.

The university is currently setting the key focus behaviours for the programme. This will include elements around sustainable travel, recycling and employee wellbeing.

The University of Strathclyde is the first Scottish university to implement the Jump programme, which aims to reduce carbon emissions and boost employee wellbeing. Other universities that have launched the programme to date include Bournemouth University, Brunel University London, the University of Chichester, the University of Winchester, and Swansea University.

Spela Raposa, environmental awareness and recycling officer at the University of Strathclyde, said: “Sustainable travel will be a priority, particularly with all the opportunities for using public transport, cycling and walking because of our city centre location in the heart of Glasgow. Energy, recycling and wellbeing will also be important themes for the programme.”