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Green Team

In 2017-18 the Department of Sociology attained a Platinum University of Cambridge Green Impact Award.
It was their second year taking part in the award scheme.



 Our Green Team

Energy & Environment Coordinators

  • Karin Haack - Graduate Administrator | Sociology
  • Siobhan Hoffmann Heap - Chief Secretary | Social Sciences Research Methods Centre (SSRMC)
  • Chantal Nowak - Administrator | ReproSoc

Green Team

  • Odette Rogers - Departmental Secretary | Sociology
  • Heather Stallard - Programme Administrator | LGBTQ+@Cam
  • Marcus Gawthorp - Senior IT Technician
  • Casey Mein - Departmental Administrator | Sociology
  • Dan Jones - Research Grants Administrator | HSPS
  • Terry Chilvers - IT Technician | Social Anthropology
  • Lois Gibbs - PA to the Head of Department

In addition to the above, we also have number of flexi-members on the academic staff who cannot come to all of our meetings but who want to contribute ideas, and be involved.

If you are in the Department of Sociology and would like to get involved contact us at 

Current projects include: 

  • Ensuring paper usage is reduced by setting all printers to duplex printing as standard;
  • Reducing single-use plastic in the department;
  • Ensuring our energy usage is reduced by turning equipment off where possible;
  • Recycling unwanted furniture, and refurbing and fixing old furniture where possible;
  • Taking part in University-wide 'Spotlight on...' events throughout the year

A Special Project

This year the Sociology Green Team started a plan to add all of the recycling points across the University to the University Map. A new ‘recycling layer’ was added to the University map, and is regularly updated. The best part? You can help by adding the recycling points in your Department! General waste & recycling bins are not included (as they move around too much), but if you are aware of an unlisted recycling point for things like pensbatteriesfluorescent tubesWEEEbooksprinter cartridges – you can add it (or contact us, if you get stuck!)


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Videoconferencing is available at the following locations: 

  • City-centre studio (New Museums Site)
  • West Cambridge studio (JJ Thomson Avenue)
  • Portable equipment for use on your own University premises.


  • Worldwide connectivity, 24/7 by arrangement
  • No travel time/cost or accommodation costs
  • No need for vaccinations, passport or visa
  • Easy logistics
  • Kind to the planet and your finances
  • Available to staff/students of University
  • No charge for studio or equipment hire and free technical back-up via telephone throughout.


We run regular video conferencing training sessions. If you would like to find out more about how you can set up videoconferencing, please contact us.

Did you know that of the 3 billion paper cups handed out by high-street coffee chains every year, fewer than 1 in 400 is recycled?

If you're looking for an environmentally friendly alternative, the University KeepCup costs £6 from University Cafes.
Get your first drink free when you buy the cup and save 20p on hot drinks each time you use it at a University Cafe. 

A free online tool for swapping items between departments.

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