Meet the team


Live Smart is run by students who want to help you save money, boost your wellbeing, improve your local community and benefit the wider planet. 

The team is headed up by Charlotte and Nikki, but you can involved too by becoming an influencer. Get in touch with Charlotte to find out more.

Nikki Rimmel


Sustainability Communications Officer

Course Subject – BSC Geography

Year of Study – 1

My Role – I’m responsible for communicating all things Sustainable to our students, staff and the wider community, through social media posts, blogs and events!

Fun Fact – The world’s oldest trees are 4,600 years old! Lets look after our elders…

My Live Smart Top Tip – Invest in a thermoflask! You can pick them up for as little as a tenner and they can save you money and help the planet. Just make yourself a cuppa in the morning (cheaper than buying one) and it’ll still be nice and toasty by the time you reach campus. It’s a one-off spend, followed by years of lovely (and cheap) hot drinks plus the knowledge you’re helping to reduce single-use cups! #Winner

Charlotte Homer


Live Smart Co-ordinator

Subject: Law (LLB)

Year of study: 3

My role: I’m here to help students get involved in the Live Smart Community Challenge, grow our influencer network and plan our exciting end of year event with Gloucester Cathedral.

Fun fact: I am amazing at parallel parking (but obviously only for times there aren’t smarter ways to travel ;-))

My Live Smart top tips: Food! Make food in bulk and freeze leftovers – it will save you time and money when you’re in a rush or don’t have the funds for a food shop. If you have to do a food shop, the reduced section in supermarkets will always have super cheap fresh fruit and veg – use them and cook into a dish on the same day or freeze immediately to use later.