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.

Plastics Project Assistant

The first placement is to research the most effective ways for the University of Leicester to reduce our plastic use and improve recycling of plastic waste. Many academics within the University are researching plastics in different perspectives so by working with them and the University’s waste management team, the role will develop and run trials of proposed schemes that will provide evidence behind the successful trials to implement across the University. There is also an opportunity to work on a plastic research project with the City Council about plastic waste and pollution.

Plastics Project Assistant

Sustainable Food Assistant

The second placement is to investigate sustainable food catering outlet options. By working with Leicester Services Partnership (LSP) and the Social Impact Team, this role will look at the Food for Life standards and how each level (bronze, silver, gold) can be applied across University outlets and catering menus. The role will also investigate options to reduce waste e.g. soft drink dispensers and bring own containers to serve food into.

Sustainable Food Assistant

Digital Campus Assistant

This role aims to investigate methods to develop an interactive campus that utilises CCTV, smartphones and other existing technology to make using our campus an interesting and more engaging experience. Alongside colleagues in Mathematics, this role will explore the practicality of removing our reliance on plastic cards, while improving security and increasing our public engagement by showcasing our research and operational sustainability/Social Impact credentials through augmented reality and other technologies.

Digital Campus Assistant

Deadline for applications: Sunday 1st July

To apply or for more information, look at the job adverts on Unitemps – Plastics Project Assistant, Sustainable Food Assistant and Digital Campus Assistant.

If you have any questions, contact Hannah Sellers

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