Welcome to Doing UoR Bit

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Doing UoR Bit is an interactive programme for all staff and students at the University of Reading that rewards you for behaviours that improve individual and university-wide sustainability and wellbeing. Small actions add up to make a big difference and everyone has their part to play in addressing the Climate Emergency. From saving energy and water where we can to opting for active travel, or thinking about the impact of our diet. It's all part of the University's 2020-2026 Environmental Sustainability Strategy - so get involved via Doing UoR Bit!

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1. Get the app

As well as the interactive web platform, there's also a free app for iOS and Android! You can download the free Doing UoR Bit app for iOS and Android to help you earn rewards on the go.

Download on iOS
Download on Android

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2. Take Part in Activities

You'll compete as part of a team to earn Green Points for your actions. There are a whole range of actions that you can earn points for under a range of different themes.

Click here to check out each of the activities . Each activity explains what you need to do to earn Green Points by clicking the 'More Info' button - some will require a submission that you can make through the website, whilst others will invite you to report on a weekly basis via your email nudge. There's an activity for everyone, so get stuck in!

You can opt-out of any activities by going to ‘My Account’, ‘Activity Details’, and clicking the cross next to the activity.

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3. Climb the Leader board

The leader board on the homepage shows how you're performing compared to your peers and where your team sits compared to others at UoR. Need to change your team? Don't worry, you can do this any time under My Account.


4. Win Prizes!

Earning Green Points means winning prizes!
Each month, the 2 staff and 14 students who have earnt the most points will win a £20 voucher! Plus there will be 2 staff and 14 students who win a £10 voucher for doing an action that month.
See the voucher options at the bottom of the homepage. Once you've won a voucher you'll be able to win again after 4 months to spread the winning!
Plus, every term, the highest points-earning team will choose which charity receives a £100 donation. Vote for your favourite charity at the bottom of the homepage!

5. Any Questions?

Click here to read up on our Frequently Asked Questions page. Should you continue to struggle finding an answer to your questions then please feel free to contact us via our Contact Us page.

Understand more

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Effort and Impact

By each activity, you'll see a rating against Effort and Impact out of five. This gives you an idea of which activities we consider more challenging than others, and which will have a bigger impact, either for sustainability or wellbeing.
We appreciate effort means different things to different people. These ratings are just a guide.

Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by countries across the world on September 25th 2015. The set of goals addresses ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity for all, with specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.

The University is committed to working towards the 17 SDGs, embedding them across the Curriculum, into the campus, and wider community. We strive to integrate the SDGs in all we do including in our learning, teaching, operations and own personal behaviours.

For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to play their part. And that’s where Doing UoR Bit comes in. The Doing UoR Bit programme encourages staff and students at the University of Reading to take extra steps to improve sustainability and wellbeing, both on campus and further afield, and contribute to achieving the SDGs.

Learn more about the Sustainable Development Goals on the UN website: www.sdgs.un.org/goals

How Doing UoR Bit activities contribute to the SDGs

Doing UoR Bit contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals. Click 'More Info' against each activity to find out which goal that activity supports. 

3 - Good Health and Wellbeing

4 - Quality Education

7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure 

11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

12 - Responsible Consumption and Production 

13 - Climate Action 

15 - Life On Land 

16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions