Meet the Team: Marta Strzelecka, Sustainability Engagement Officer

Leading on sustainability communications and engagement in the Sustainability Office to help and enable our students and staff to make sustainable choices. Coordinating a programme of events and initiatives, including Hedgehog Friendly Campus, Plastic Free UoS, Community Growing Space, and Go Green Salford.

BA in Business Management, originally pursuing a career in hospitality. Transitioned to working in sustainability by completing MSc in Environmental Assessment and Management from the University of Salford, and training including the IEMA Lead Environmental Auditor Course and Carbon Literacy. Previously working in the Estates & Facilities department at Salford as Environmental Management Coordinator.

  • Open-mindedness – always be willing to learn new things and take on new challenges. You will gain valuable skills, and you may even discover a new talent or passion.
  • Resilience – may face rejection or obstacles on your career path. That’s normal and it’s important not to get discouraged. Use every experience as a learning opportunity and most importantly – keep pursuing your goals (but remember to review based on what you learn!).
  • Initiative – be resourceful and proactive in every project or role. It’s a great way to demonstrate your skills, and this will also help you develop your confidence and decision-making.
  • Your degree doesn’t define your career – but make the most out of it anyway. Especially when it comes to undergraduate degrees which these are often broad in scope, so you can build on them. There are masters degrees and training courses which consider candidates with any undergraduate degree.
  • Seek professional advice when you need it – whether it’s career opportunities, finances, or mental health, there are teams at Salford who can help you out. All you need to do is reach out – have a look at the AskUS service at Salford.

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