Student hacks: Improve your community


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View all of our ‘Improve your community’ student hacks below.

Embrace


You’ve joined a community that’s no. 1 in the UK for sustainability. To be more actively involved, check out our website: https://sustainability.glos.ac.uk/students/

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Be up to date


Knowing what’s going on in the world is a great first step to making a difference. Try following Global Goalson twitter, or downloading a news app to your phone.

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Be aware


Girls as young as 6 believe brilliance is a male trait. Recognize sterotypes, avoid them, and education others about them.

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Get involved with RCE Severn


It offers skills development and volunteering opportunities with local organizations interested in making a positive local and global impact.

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Use your voice


Think something needs to change in your community? Get in touch! You could use SimOn, social media, or email direct.

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Join a society or team


Maybe you could try the Refugee Support Society, RAG (Raising and Giving) or the Volunteering Society. https://www.yourstudentsunion.com/societies/

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Stand up against harassment


Whether in the workplace, streets, home or the online space, raise your voice against it and report it. See SU harassment pages for info.

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Declutter = donate


UoG donated 1325 bags of goods to the British Heart Foundation last year worth around £18,550, via the big red bins on campus.

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Give gardening a go


Make friends, have fun, learn new skills, get great exercise and grow great grub. Visit the Edible Garden at FCH or community allotment at Park.

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Volunteer


Make friends, have fun, boost employability. Check out the SU volunteering pages or Volunteering Gloucestershire: http://volunteerglos.org.uk/. Don’t forget to #Bankit

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Shop local


Local foods are often more nutritious as they are consumed closer to harvest. Download the ‘MiLarder’ app for all the farms, markets and shops in Gloucestershire.

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Buy local


Support local businesses and cafes. Try 19 of the best independent coffee shops in Gloucestershire.

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Be like Hilda


Hilda says “The internship gave me an opportunity to learn a huge amount about sustainability and ethics in the IT industry, something I wasn’t aware of before, but hope will add to my employability.” Find out about other students’ experiences and how to find your own sustainability internship or placement here.

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Be a Future Professional


Whether your ambition is to become a Film Maker, Nurse, or Computer Scientist – sustainability is increasingly critical for all future professionals and all sectors. Get up to speed in one of our Future Professionals workshops.

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Make local connections


It is estimated that as many as 70% of job seekers find their position through contacts. Find projects that benefit the local area.

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Give your career the edge


87% of organisations across a range of sectors look for the ability to inspire change for sustainability. Boost your experience, try one of our sustainability internships

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Think Future


Your future and the planet’s. Reflect on the skills you’ve gained so far and think about the examples you could give at interview. Need some help? Visit the Future Plan portal.

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Get recognition


Sign up to the Gloucestershire Employability Award. It’s easy to find opportunities to meet the criteria. Find out about our Sustainability Internship Programme, volunteering or workshops that give your career an edge.

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Volunteer


Fun and flexible way to boost your CV, build your confidence and expand your networks. Check out the SU volunteering pages or Volunteering Gloucestershire.

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