The Training Better Leaders (TBL) course is the “teaching and skilling” part of the Sustainability Internship Programme, annually organised by the Environmental Change Institute as part of our effort to bring environmental sustainability to a wide network of students across the University, regardless of their degree course or year.

The TBL accounts for the three pillars of sustainability - environmental, social and financial. With three full days of talks, workshops and practical work delivered by over 30 sustainability professionals coming from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, the programme allows the participants to improve their sustainability literacy and skills, equipping them with the tools they need going forward into global leadership roles.

The course is influenced by the International Society of Sustainability Professionals’ report, which identifies the key competencies critical to the successful performance of professionals working in the field of sustainability. Students who attend this programme will receive a Sustainability Skills Certificate from the ECI and have the opportunity to meet sustainability professionals from various organizations. Attendance to the full programme is required in order to qualify for the certificate.

What you will learn

Business Case Analysis

Communication Tools



Digital Media

Influencing Change



Making an Impact

Marketing for Sustainability

Mediation and Negotiation

Monitoring and Evaluation

Project Management

Stakeholder Engagement

Strategic Planning

Sustainability Challenges


Technology for Change

Internship opportunities for 2020

Internship opportunities for placements in the summer/autumn 2020 are posted in Hilary and Trinity terms.

Financial support from: Santander

In association with: Internship Office