I can’t believe I’m coming to the end of my internship! This year has really flown by – in September I’ll be back at the University as a student completing the final year of my undergraduate degree in BSc Sustainability and Environmental Management. This year has been an incredible experience and I’ve been fortunate enough to work on a range of projects covering so many aspects of sustainability. I’ve certainly learnt a great deal and developed a number of skills along the way.
A highlight of my year has been overseeing Green Impact – it was great to mentor teams throughout the year and watch them achieve their goals. I was fortunate enough to work with students and staff across campus from a variety of disciplines.
Organising the Sustainability Awards was another fantastic opportunity – I’d never have dreamt that I would plan an event of that scale! I loved being able to use my creative side to design the awards and programme, and it was exciting to see my hard work come together after months of planning. I was able to meet and work with so many people around the University, and the evening itself was a lot of fun.
It’s safe to say I’ve packed a lot into my year and I’ve got involved with as many projects as I could – no week was the same! Some of the projects I’ve worked on include mapping biodiversity on campus, creating an infographic and website for the Easter Shutdown campaign, completing waste audits across campus and assessing the University’s travel data by completing the Scope 3 inventory. I’ve certainly squeezed a lot in and I’m so glad that I did!
I’ll be back in September as a Sustainability Architect and I can’t wait to see what the future holds. Thank you to everyone who has helped me along the way, I look forward to seeing you again.