Community challenge opportunity – can our students help you?

Oct 15, 2020 | Staff

Do you have a meaningful mini-challenge that supports sustainability?

Our student-led engagement programme, Live Smart is launching its annual community challenge which aims to help students connect with their local community and across social groups while taking local action for the Global Goals.

Students will have the opportunity to work individually or in teams to take part in activities which we will then celebrate in partnership with Gloucester Cathedral in the spring.

Activities need to be covid-safe, so either something students can complete remotely, or something that can be done in small, socially-distanced outdoor groups.

These activities might include for example:

  • Planting a local garden to support wellbeing
  • Offering ‘consultancy support’ to help you with your sustainability goals*
  • Doing a small piece of research

For examples of what students got up to last year, see our blog post here.

* This could be e.g. in design, media, content-writing, engagement, fundraising, sustainable business solutions etc. Our students study on a wide range of courses and have a wide range of skills

Do you have an exciting opportunity that might fit?

It needs to:

  • Be happening between the beginning of November 2020 and the middle of March 2021
  • Take no more than a few hours overall
  • Support at least one of the Global Sustainable Development Goals
  • Make links with the 3 pillars of sustainability (the connections between people, profit, and planet

Initial challenges will be advertised to students at the end of October, so please let us know:

  • If you have a project idea and would like to join in
  • If you’d like our help to create an opportunity around what you are already doing•
  • You’d like to join in our challenge and celebration in another way.

If you don’t have an idea ready for launch, don’t worry – there is still scope to promote new opportunities until the end of 2020.

Get in touch with Will and Miriam