I’m Gina, the new Positive Partner in Society intern. I’m really glad I joined the Sustainability Service – it’s only been a month since I started but I feel like I’ve already learned a lot and really enjoyed working with the team.
I’ve completed two years of International Relations at the university and I’m currently undertaking my placement year at the Sustainability Service. I’m really interested in global development and improving the community in general so it’s great to get first-hand insight into sustainability and its various aspects and see how the university manages its responsibility towards society – which was the main reason I applied for the position.
My main objectives are increasing and supporting student and staff engagement with sustainability in the university and I’m also involved with managing the Service’s communications channels. I produce our monthly newsletter which you can sign up for here: http://sustainability.leeds.ac.uk/sign-up-to-our-e-newsletter/.
So far, I’ve worked on Freshers’ Week which included going to Freshers’ fairs and the Discovery Themes Fair where I got to talk to students about the discovery modules from the ‘Creating Sustainable Futures’ theme – these modules are a great way to learn more about sustainability from various angles, whether it’s social, economic or scientific. You can enrol to these modules regardless of your degree to broaden your knowledge and skills – find out more about them via this link: https://leedsforlife.leeds.ac.uk/Broadening/Theme/3.
I’m really looking forward to this year and can’t wait to get more people involved with sustainability and support initiatives already taking place!