The University of Chichester have become the first University in the UK to implement an innovative Jump programme.
Staff and students at the University of Chichester are the first in the UK to be involved in an innovative programme aiming to improve sustainability at the University as it launched this month.
Jump uses a modular system to engage and reward people for taking more positive steps. Staff and students who register for the scheme are placed in teams by department and will earn Green Points for their participation in themes such as recycling or walking. There are 7 different themes for staff and students, with a number of behaviours encouraged within each.
The Green Points individuals earn for their efforts are placed in their team accounts, with all teams competing to win the top prize £500 to donate to a charity of their choice or to spend on green goodies. Second place will receive £250, with a further 4 runners-up receiving £100.
Kate Cathie, Environment and Sustainable Development Co-ordinator, says: “the University of Chichester has made great progress in sustainability over recent years and we see JUMP as a step forward towards achieving our goals. It’s a great way to get staff and students working together, which they have really enjoyed in the past, and I know the competitive element will really spur people on. I’ve had a great response from both staff and students already and they’re all looking forward to getting stuck into the programme!”
Graham Simmonds, Managing Director of Jump (Green Rewards), says: “developing our programme for universities is a natural a step forward for the programme, which has already been used successfully in a number of businesses. The University of Chichester has great vision for what they want to achieve and we have together developed a programme that we’re confident will produce lasting behaviour change. The competitive and reward elements are great for making sure people continually engage in the programme and we are looking forward to seeing the scheme progress.”