So, I’m Catherine, and my first month as a Sustainability Intern has literally flown by. I can’t believe how much you can fit in and how fast time goes! So I was involved with the Sustainability Service last year, through working as a Sustainability Architect alongside studying for my Master’s degree, and now I’m fortunate enough to work full time for a great team. My role involves a couple of main projects; Green Impact and Climate Hubs, as well as other bits including carbon management and general helping out with events. I’ve always been interested in climate change so I feel really lucky to be involved in Sustainability at a university, especially at a time when the climate talks in December are so crucial. One of my personal objectives for this year is to raise awareness of climate issues and create a huge buzz around the university around COP21, climate change, and sustainability more generally.
So Green Impact has already kicked off and there has already been such a massive interest in the student project assistant roles, which is great to see such enthusiasm from students, wanting to improve the sustainability of the university while developing their professional skills. Climate Hubs is at an exciting time, with our Climate Hubs Café on divestment next week, and many other interesting events planned in the run up to COP21 in December, so watch this space!
I’m looking forward to being involved in everything sustainability this year, and hopefully get even more staff and students engaged in sustainability, not only in the university but more widely as well!