THE name of the Greta Thunberg statue set to be unveiled at Winchester University has been revealed.

According to sculptor Christine Charlesworth, this will be the world’s first life-size sculpture of the Swedish climate activist.

It will be officially placed on March 30 as a symbol of the uni's commitment to sustainability and social justice.

The sculpture is called Make A Difference.

“As the University for sustainability and social justice, we share Greta’s passion and wholeheartedly agree with the urgency of her message," said Joy Carter, Vice Chancellor.

"The statue is a symbol of our commitment to take transformative action to combat the climate emergency. This is a statement of action, to stand with Greta and take inspiration from the life-saving message she has brought to us and urgently make a difference in the world.

"We want this landmark statue to be a symbol of our commitment to make a difference and we invite all those who engage with it to do the same.”

The sculpture of Greta, commissioned in 2019, will be one of the final touches to the university’s newest building, the West Downs Centre.

It boasts sustainable features including a combined heat and power plant, heat recovery systems, rainwater harvesting, a green roof and solar photovoltaic panels.

Members of the public will be invited to stand with the statue once the Government lockdown restrictions have eased and the campus is once again open to visitors.