Green Gown Awards 2016 Enterprise and Employability University of Leicester Highly Commended

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APPLES – Applied Learning in Sustainability

The University of Leicester is proud to be recognised for the Green Gowns Enterprise and Employability category for their Applied Learning in Sustainability (APPLES) initiative.

The fruits of their labours has encouraged and stimulated the germination of ideas, which has allowed students to grow them into realistic projects to sharpen their skills and make real change. Working with the Students’ Union, they have placed the student voice at the core of their sustainability work with delicious results.

Student independence and confidence has bloomed through guided support and education of the Student Sustainability Working Group and has given staff the opportunity to improve and act on feedback at a strategic level.

Top 3 learnings

1 Don’t cry over spilt milk, try a different approach if it doesn’t work out

2 Do allow students more responsibility, they usually surprise you

3 Be visible, listen, act and then feedback; everyone wants to be heard.

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