Psychology Green Award 2020
The School of Psychology receives funding to create and deliver projects that benefit the School, Queen's and the local community
The School has been awarded two Green Funds for work led by Dr Emma Berry and Carolyn Largey.
The Queen’s Green Fund empowers staff and students to create and deliver projects within their area that benefit the environment, Queen’s and our local community. Financial funding of up to £1500 for each team is provided for the best proposals.
Emma’s project will host workshops to design a comic-style education leaflet, which aims to encourage plastic recycling. It is hoped that this tool will be used around Queen’s and at public events to change behaviour and help the University work towards its carbon targets.
Carolyn’s project is a collaboration with Psychology staff and students to improve mental health and wellbeing. Following consultation work, our students suggested that the David Keir Building could be enhanced by introducing plants in shared spaces. Together the School will plant and maintain flowers, herbs and vegetables.
Emma about the Fund:
“I was delighted to hear that the QUB Green comic project received funding. This provides an opportunity to work with a talented artist and talented minds to develop a useful tool which targets environmentally positive behaviour in a fun way. The co-design workshops will be advertised in due course and hopefully we will attract lots of keen students and staff across the University to help shape the comic-style resource.”
“We are delighted to receive the Green Fund award which will allow us to provide plants in the communal areas of the School. This was suggested by students in in a recent consultation on how we can support positive mental health and well-being and is a great way to bring staff and students together to work on the project”.