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The International Social Innovation Challenge: ‘Empowering Women through Safer Communities’

By Julia Kendal |

Guest blog by Josie Francis, University Social Enterprise Manager This summer, ten students from the University of Southampton will travel to India to take part in the International Social Innovation Challenge in Delhi.  Accompanied by peers from OP Jindal Global University, India, and Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan, Southampton students will participate in an […]

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Southampton staff: win a 2015 Sustainability Action Award

By Julia Kendal |

The Sustainability Action Awards recognise staff at the University of Southampton making a difference, through your work or volunteering. If you’re giving of your spare time to volunteer at the university or in the community, then apply now for the 2015 awards. Launched in 2014, these annual awards are for students and staff, individuals and […]

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Why you should become the next SUSU Ethical and Environmental Officer

By Julia Kendal |

Elections are fast approaching! Southampton University Student’s Union (SUSU) is recruiting for the next Ethical and Environmental (E&E) Officer to join the Senior Leadership Team to start in July 2015. We invited Lydia Butler, the current E&E Officer, to shed some light on the inner workings of this role and show you why you should run for this […]

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Calling all students…

By Julia Kendal |

Is one of your friends making a difference in their spare time? Is your dissertation tackling social or environmental challenges? If yes, you should be putting in an application for a Sustainability Action Award. The application process is quick and easy – you just need to complete the short application form, explaining what you are doing and […]

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Volunteering, significant life moments and fun

By Julia Kendal |

Last week Simon Kemp and I attended the 11th Annual Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, where we presented on the award-winning Blackout initiative and delivered a workshop on the sustainable development goals summit used during the interdisciplinary module, Sustainability in the Local & Global Environment. With three full days of discussions, workshops and talks, […]

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Sustainability Action Awards 2015 – coming soon!

By Julia Kendal |

The annual sustainability action awards were launched for the first time in 2014. Soon you will have another opportunity to apply for one of our awards which recognise student and staff dedication to sustainability. Why awards? We want to highlight and reward- the activities that you are already undertaking to have a positive impact on […]

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Why you should work with Sustainability Action this summer

By Julia Kendal |

We are currently recruiting for a 12-week paid summer internship. If you are a current Southampton student read on about why you should take the time to apply for the post. You’ll earn the Living Wage. Not only do we think it’s important that internships are paid, we ensure that our interns are paid the […]

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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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The University of Southampton Social Innovation Challenge Series: our first challenge and why we’re doing it 

By Julia Kendal |

Guest Blog by Pathik Pathak. A million older people haven’t spoken to someone else in over a month. 500,000 older people will be alone at Christmas.  Acute loneliness is as twice as deadly as obesity. It is as potent a cause of death as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. The headlines statistics are staggering. Athina […]

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All blacked out!

By Julia Kendal |

On Friday 14th November over 250 students and staff blacked out Highfield, Winchester School of Art, Avenue and Boldrewood campuses! Back for its third year, Blackout sees hundreds of volunteers giving up their Friday night to audit and switch off electrical equipment left on in offices and computer rooms. Beginning in 2012 in 34 building […]

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