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Employability opportunity #1: a platform for your research 

By Imogen Dinham-Price |

I guess it is not every day you hear about your own university hosting the UK’s First International Student Sustainability Research Symposium and wanting it to be all student led…well ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls it is true! On Friday 15th April 2016, a Student Sustainability Research Symposium will take place and we need […]

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Live My City

By Julia Kendal |

Guest blog by Sam Bailey, SUSU VP Welfare Moving away from home is pretty exciting, there are new friends to meet, activities to try out and an entirely new city to explore. We’re running walking tours of Southampton and Winchester next weekend to help you get to know some of our students’ favourite places around […]

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Conference: Students and Businesses Transforming their City

By Julia Kendal |

Register now for a free one-day conference on Tuesday 15th September to be inspired and equipped to deliver sustainability projects and solutions.  Throughout the day we will explore how universities and students’ unions can foster a partnership approach to sustainability and the positive impacts such collaborations achieve – empowering students for action, benefiting the local community, and improving […]

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A year of sustainability action

By Julia Kendal |

2014/15 has been a busy year of action for sustainability at Southampton! Hundreds of students and staff have been involved in a diverse range of activities including: Joining with 250 people to switch off office equipment left on unnecessarily across four different campuses (in return for free hoodies and pizza!) at the Southampton Blackout. Free […]

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No straitjacket required: Why we won’t evangelise social enterprise

By Julia Kendal |

Guest Blog by Pathik Pathak Let’s face it: there are lots of people who are frustrated, even infuriated, that social entrepreneurship cannot be reduced to social enterprise. For these people, concepts such as social business have the power to redeem the bankruptcy of markets and the decrepitude of charity. It is social enterprise, after all, […]

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What’s coming up in 2015?

By Julia Kendal |

After a Christmas break, we’re looking forward to a busy year ahead at Sustainability Action. Read on to find out more about just some of the activities coming up in the next term… The annual sustainability awareness survey will be launched in January. Take 10 minutes to complete the survey for your chance to win prizes […]

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Why you should apply for one of our internships

By Julia Kendal |

Sustainability Action is recruiting for three term-time internships in partnership with the Southampton Business Ethics and Environment Students (BEES) programme:  BEES Volunteer Co-ordinator: develop your organisation skills and volunteer knowledge by working within the BEES team to promote volunteer opportunities, help with their training and support their work in organisations. BEES Communications Assistant: support the […]

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The six challenges of designing social enterprise curriculum

By Julia Kendal |

Guest Blog by Pathik Pathak Thanks to the efforts of a range of institutions and individuals –most prominently Unltd in partnership with HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England) – a large proportion of British universities have embraced social entrepreneurship in some shape or form. Despite the widespread interest in finding, funding and supporting social entrepreneurs in […]

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