2018 News

A Very Savvy Christmas

The Most Wasteful Time Of The Year.... Each year over three quarters of a million tonnes of waste is produced over the Christmas period in England alone! This year the Social Impact Team collaborated with Hungry for Change to help students save their pennies and their planet by introducing ways to make Christmas that little bit more sustainable!

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Go Green Week 2018

This year Go Green week goes global as the Social Impact Team highlight how the University of Leicester is helping to contribute towards the United Nations Global Goals. These 17 Sustainable Development Goals have the power to end poverty, fight inequality and protect the planet through encouraging people to work together to build a better future for everyone.

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The Big Lunch 2018

Join us for the Big Lunch - Good food, good conversation and good fun!

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Global Goals, Glitter and More: Go Green Week 2018

This year Go Green Week had a global focus! The 17 Global Goals. With the power to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change, the week’s events combined raising awareness of all the Goals, with events and activities specifically designed to highlight individual goals our students were passionate about. Throughout the week over 23 hours of activities were available for staff and student to get involved with, including 3 student led days, 3 society coordinated events and a SEED project. The week was an excellent success with over 200 staff and students pledged their support for the goals and contributed ideas towards making them achievable.

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Students help create Campus good enough to eat

April showers may be in full force but that hasn’t stopped spring blossoming around campus.

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Exciting Summer Student Placements

Do you want to be part of exciting projects? Do you want to improve your skills and employability? Do you want to make a difference at the University? We have 3 exciting opportunities to work in the Social Impact Team over the summer. There are 3 different projects that you can apply for and make a difference at the University.

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Plan-It Change

Plan-It Change is a brand new society that aims to give you the opportunity to get involved with campaigns and activities relating to the Global Goals!

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Plan-It Change Student Society

Plan-it Change is a brand new society that aims to give you the opportunity to get involved with campaigns and activities relating to the Global Goals!

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Exit Week: Capture, Celebrate, Collaborate

With the end of term looming this is the time of year when students look for something to do. With the worry and stress of exams and deadlines over, thoughts turn to the next step. However, looking to the university for events there is little on for students to get involved with, until now!

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Finalist in four Green Gown Award Cateogories!

We are delighted be a finalist in 4 categories in Green Gown Awards 2018 - Tomorrow's Employees, Campus of the Future, Student Research with Impact and Student Sustainability Champion!!

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Students take initiative

This year 7 student projects have been implemented within the University. Showing how students can create change, make an impact and develop the skills to become global citizens.

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Summer may be over but the legacy lives on!

This summer, the Social Impact Team, in partnership with Estates and Campus Services (ECS), Mathematics and Leicester Service Partnership (LSP), had three placement students in the team for the first time to study some of the topics that students have told us are most important to them – plastic waste, sustainable food and finding out what goes on here on campus.

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Adding a splash of colour to Freshers!

You may have seen us at Freshers – it’s hard to miss the splash of colour that the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) bring wherever we go!

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Map your Bag!

Bring us a plastic bag from your travels and contribute to ground-breaking research!

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Sid's SDG of the Day - Global Goals Week

Sid the Social Impact Dragon loved his week in the spotlight on social media. Every day throughout Global Goals Week (22nd -29th October 2018), Sid posted about one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and shared his knowledge about both the goals and the University. After all, Sid knows best...

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Tree Planting with Schools

Volunteers needed on the 21st November from 10-3pm at the Stoughton Road Playing Fields to help plant 420 trees with schoolchildren

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Have your voice heard through the Social Impact Survey 2018

Spare ten minutes to fill in our Social Impact Survey and have an impact on the social and environmental future of the University

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