Green Impact

AHSS Green Impact Team Photographic Competition

It's competition time!

Calling all budding photographers.  The Faculty Green Impact team are holding a photographic competition.  The overarching theme is nature, with 4 key categories:

Architecture – buildings interacting with the natural environment

Horticulture – flora and fauna of our local landscape

Society – living and working alongside nature

Science – the impact of the natural world on our daily lives

Terms and conditions

The competition is OPEN NOW and will close on 31 October 2017.  You may enter a maximum of 4 pictures, 1 per category. The competition is to encourage us to engage with the natural world in which we live and work.  Pictures should be clearly labelled with your name and relevant category and emailed to Sharon by 31 October 2017 at 5 PM

Prizes will be awarded for the best picture in each category and an overall winner will be chosen. Pictures will be displayed on poster boards on 22 November 2017 at our coffee morning, when the winners will be announced. 

Please remember this is just for fun and no fancy equipment is required. 



The following facilities are available:

  • Books: Point in the Purchasing Office (main Admininstration Building)

  • Cardboard: Green bins in yard

  • CDs: Point in the Purchasing Office

  • Clothes: Point in the Purchasing Office

  • Paper: White recycling bags can be obtained from the Reception (ground floor 71 University Road)

  • Plastic e.g. milk bottles: Kitchens 

  • Cans: Kitchens 

  • Batteries: SU Foyer

Details of further recycling facilities will be added to this page once they become available. Further information can be found in the A-Z Guide to Waste and Recycling.  


• Academic staff should add student resources to Queen's Online rather than hand out photocopies where appropriate.

• Tap water should be made available for meetings, vivas, etc. rather than bottled water.

• Where possible bring in a mug for tea/coffee rather than use disposable cups.  AHSS staff can get their own reusable insulated mug from Reception (ground floor, 71 University Road)

• If you are ordering catering from internal or external suppliers, please ask them to ensure that, as far as possible, they are using locally produced, seasonal food. This limits the air miles associated with food brought in unnecessarily from other countries. 


The Cycle+ scheme allows staff to purchase a bicycle and safety equipment, and receive National Insurance and Income Tax discounts through a salary sacrifice scheme. Further information is available at

Details of the nearest cycle storage are available at the university Cycle Plus site.

The nearest shower and changing facilities are available, free of charge to staff in the Whitla Medical building. The form to request access can be found here.

The cycle mileage allowance for travelling by bicycle on University business is 10p per mile Information on the University's car-sharing scheme can be viewed here or perhaps you could arrange to travel with a colleague if you’re both going to the same area for meetings, placement visits, fieldwork interviews, etc.

The University has an interest-free loan scheme for staff to buy bus or rail passes. See


The AHSS Faculty has a switch-off plan which involves a light, power and heat check.

Please switch off lights if you are last to leave a room, turn off appliances at the socket at the end of the working day and turn off any printers, chargers, etc during the day if they are not in use.

The University has teleconference and video-conference facilities that can be used as an alternative to travelling to meetings. For more information click here.

If you know of a problem with heating, draughts, or a dripping tap etc. please report it promptly to Reception, 71 University Road (

If you are interested in becoming an environmental champion or would like to be involved in the School Green Impact plan then please contact Lynda Mahon.