Interested in getting out in the local community and making a difference?  BEES (Business Ethics & Environmental Students) is an exciting new student-led project starting this term.  BEES is a fantastic opportunity to gain professional training and work experience as a business consultant, auditing the business ethics of local organisations to drive positive change.

Talking about the project, Union President, David Gilani said: “Sustainability in Southampton has made some great progress over the last few years, and this BEES bid signifies another massive step forward. Although delivering a sustainability auditing tool to our local community is much more ambitious than has been attempted before, the project still includes the same collaboration between the University and SUSU that has made past projects, like Blackout, so successful. I can’t wait to get started.”

Simon Kemp, Chair of the University Sustainability Action Programme continues,

“The BEES programme has been developed with students in mind. We can’t wait to bring the academic expertise of the university to help enhance not just the employability prospects of our students, but also create graduates for social and environmental good.”

The chief goal of the project is to transform ethical and environmental business practice in the University and across the city.

As part of this, the project will address ethical practices such as living wage, investment and supply chain management, as well as resource consumption, carbon emissions and transport.

If you think this could be just the opportunity for you then email w.bottomley@soton.ac.uk