Inspiring the future generation - INSPIRE student internships
The Institute of Sustainable Practice, Innovation and Resource Effectiveness (INSPIRE) at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is dedicated to creating a community of graduates that are fit for the future and equipped to build stronger economies, cultures, communities and environments.
We aim to create a link between sustainability best practice and the transferable skills they will use to become future leaders.
Recognising the ever growing need to make sustainability just good business within our society, the INSPIRE Internships were created. University presents a rare opportunity for people in transitional stages of their lives to create new norms and go on to become impactful advocates throughout their careers. Each year, we aim to give at least 10 students the opportunity to expand their horizons and deepen their knowledge.
The internships encourage students to explore their passions, whether they be recycling, biodiversity, fair trade, carbon reduction or even design and blogging.
Top 3 learnings:
1 Be open to students’ ideas. They are innovative problem solvers!
2 Recruit on personality and passion.
3 Help students with time management skills at an early stage.
CO2t savings over the life cycle of the project:
Approximately 2,000 kgs to date.