Our student opportunities are closed for 2016/17. We will be re-opening the positions below in September:
Green Impact Auditors – next recruiting April 2018
Once the workbooks for Green Impact are submitted, each team will be audited by students. This is an excellent opportunity for students to build skills and knowledge associated with environmental auditing through IEMA accredited training, and will be fully recognized by the Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges (EAUC) and NUS through a certificate.
Each student volunteer spends a couple of hours receiving IEMA accredited training on the workbook criteria and how to undertake an audit. Students then complete their own audit(s). There is complete flexibility in the number of audits a student completes, although we do ask that all auditors trained commit to conducting at least one audit. An audit should take between one and two hours to complete depending on the size of the department.
Question? Email Becky on R.M.Ewan@leeds.ac.uk
Green Impact Project Assistants (GIPAs) – next recruiting September 2017
Green Impact Project Assistants provide essential support to teams completing the criteria in the workbook or organising a project. GIPA’s are recruited at the beginning of the academic year, undergo training and are assigned to a team. Volunteering hours vary depending on the needs of the teams but are very flexible around workloads.
This opportunity allows students to have their own positive influence on helping the University to become more sustainable. It is also a great way for students to gain valuable experience and transferable skills applicable to any CV. Students do not have to be studying an environmental or sustainability related degree – an interest in making a positive change is all that’s needed!
For those students keen to gain experience and make a positive change in their immediate environment, the voluntary role job description can be found here: Green Impact Project Assistant role description.