2016 News

Student society a finalist for Leicester Mercury Student Award

Student society a finalist for Leicester Mercury Student Award

The Environmental Action Society have been commended for their achievements, as finalists for the Environmental Champion award presented by the Leicester Mercury.

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Menstrual Cups have come to campus

Menstrual Cups have come to campus

A brand of reusable menstrual cup, the Mooncup, is now being stocked in the Students’ Union Food Market.

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The Student Energy Project comes to Leicester halls of residence

The Student Energy Project comes to Leicester halls of residence

An energy-saving scheme in place at universities all over the country has come to University of Leicester halls of residence. The Student Energy Project (TSEP) encourages students to reduce their energy usage by means of a range of incentives, from shopping vouchers to work placements.

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Student Skills survey now open - £500 prize

The NUS Skills survey is out and Leicester students are in with a chance of winning £500 or one of ten £50 prizes

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APPLES launches for a second year

APPLES launches for a second year

The APPLES programme stands for Applied Learning in Sustainability, and due to its success is launching for another year. Since its inception by the Environment Team, the programme has provided numerous employability benefits to Leicester students, as well as invaluable volunteering opportunities that improve the sustainability of the university and throughout Leicester.

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Students calling for more on sustainability

86% of Leicester students believe the University should actively incorporate and promote sustainable development.

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93% reduction in energy costs for David Wilson Library office

93% reduction in energy costs for David Wilson Library office

The running cost of lighting for the Careers Development Service office in the David Wilson has been slashed by 93%, from £2600 to just £200 a year, as the result of an Estates energy-saving project.

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Recognising your research

Uncovering and recognising your work on sustainability and environmental topics

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Setting the standard in student engagement

Green Graduates: Enhancing the student experience and upskilling our volunteers

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Staff pool bike scheme rides out to main site

Staff pool bike scheme rides out to main site

Would you like to improve your fitness levels? Do you want a quick and simple way of traveling to meetings? Then why not join the staff pool bike scheme?

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Staff Travel Survey

Staff Travel Survey

It's that time again folks - win £100 Amazon voucher

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Pedal power is Mission Possible!

Mission Possible: Engineering students create bicycle powered generator for fourth year project

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Saving the bees one cake at a time

Saving the bees one cake at a time

Staff raise over £250 by baking and selling deliciously unusual fruit and vegetable cakes

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Mindfulness in Medicine

Mindfulness in Medicine

How Mindfulness is transforming Medicine through Medical Education

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Join our team

We are recruiting two interns for the 2016/17 academic year.

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Fruit & Veg Cake-off

Fruit & Veg Cake-off

Join us to raise money for the Bumblebee Conservation Trust by making and selling delicious cakes

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Sustainability Festival 2016

Sustainability Festival 2016

A day to kick back and relax and reward our student volunteers and staff.

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Recycle your cycle

The University of Leicester have linked up with Enterprise-Rent-a-Car and looking for old or unused bicycles to donate to the City of Sanctuary Charity.

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Bioblitz at the Cemetery

Everyone welcome to the Welford Road Cemetery to find and record 500 species in two days

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Successes in Sustainable Procurement

Successes in Sustainable Procurement

The pressure is on for the University to deliver it's sustainable procurement credentials!

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Earth Day Every Day

Earth Day Every Day

Earth Day is about demonstrating support for environmental protection, and that's exactly what we've been up to at our wildlife site Blackthorn Manor!

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Turning Green Graduates into Green Employees since '07

Turning Green Graduates into Green Employees since '07

We wanted to catch up with all the past interns, and see how far their 'employability' and 'environmental awareness' have got them as they embark upon their career path. Whilst the internship is based on events and communication, you have the chance to meet all kinds of people at the university and the wider community, and pursue your own passion with the environment. Let's have a look with what our interns have to say...

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Deforestation detection by satellites

Video highlights team's research to assess the accuracy of different methods of detecting forest change from Earth-observing satellites

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You spoke, We listened

You spoke, We listened

As our Sustainable Development Students complete their programme, we held a feedback session and are making some great changes!

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Students update us on their SEED projects

Students update us on their SEED projects

With £500 up for grabs, our successful applicants are now in full swing with their projects, leading the student-facing way.

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Triple Gold in Carbon Saver Standard

We've achieved gold for carbon, waste and water reduction for 2016

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Go Green Week 2016 is upon us!

Our Sustainable Development Students have been working very hard to make this week jam packed full of activities and events!

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