SIPS (previously known as AOSIP) is an award winning program linking operational sustainability outcomes with student education and experience.
The Sustainability Integration Program for Students (SIPS) has two key aims:
- To provide meaningful opportunities for students to apply their learning to real world sustainability challenges (and to be paid or gain course credit while doing so)
- To assist the University of Tasmania to have a positive environmental impact on the world and to be a leader in sustainable campus management
Students can get involved in lots of different ways:
- Teacher directed in-class activities
- Student directed in-class assignments
- Research projects
- Placements: SIPS Internship; TSBE Corporate Internship; I-Prep Placement; Environment Governance Placement
- SIPS Fellowship
Student work with SIPS can also contribute towards the Vice-Chancellor's Leadership Program (VCLP).
Find tips and ideas for simple sustainability actions (PDF 1.2MB) you can take as a student at the University of Tasmania.
Staff interest and involvement is essential. If you would like to encourage your students to participate, the SIPS Coordinator is available to speak to your class or to provide resources for students to access in MyLO.
Whether you are staff, student or a community member, we welcome your project ideas. Our goal is to integrate sustainability across all areas of the University, therefore we invite projects from all disciplines and departments.
Through the SIPS program we work to provide meaningful opportunities for students to use their education and experience to tackle real world sustainability challenges. Numerous projects have been developed since SIPS inception. A summary of selected projects is available.
Some examples of successful projects include:
- Sustainability@UTAS podcast series created by 2020 SIPS student Ellen-Rose Sorensen
- Technical design for the Sustainability Tour by 2019 SIPS student Jing Fan
- Resources in the food and gardens page contributed by 2019 SIPS student Thi Kim Anh Nguyen and 2020 SIPS student Mahalia White-McColl
- Research for the new recycling walls completed in 2019 by Chris Kartzoff and Joy Pfleger
Get in touch
For more information, to be put on the mailing list or to discuss possible projects or activities, please email the SIPS coordinator.