Are you looking for a summer job/internship? Want to stay in Southampton and be paid at the same time? Then apply to be a Research Assistant for BEES!
Business Ethics and Environment Students (BEES) is a joint initiative between SUSU and the Sustainability Action Programme at the University of Southampton, where students are trained to help local businesses make their practices more sustainable. They are hiring a summer intern to aid them evaluate the overall BEES project.
Throughout the project BEES have trained student volunteers in best sustainable practice, allowing them to go out and audit SUSU, the University and … Read the rest
Tags: BEES, Research Assistant, Sustainability Action Programme, SUSU
We’re excited to announce that we’re holding a conference for BEES volunteers, staff and businesses on campus, on April 28th. The conference will focus on ‘Students and Businesses Transforming Their City’, and will be free for all attendees.
The conference will inspire and equip staff, students and businesses to deliver sustainability projects and solutions. The time will be used to explore how universities and students’ unions can work together to achieve sustainability, and what results teamwork like this can produce.
So why attend?
- The conference will give universities and students’ unions a chance to discuss collaboration, develop new ideas and
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Tags: BEES, Jamie Agombar, staff, sustainability
Fancy going behind the scenes of local businesses? Or gaining skills and work experience to add to your CV? Well you can do both by becoming BEES!
The Business Ethics and Environmental Students (BEES) team are about to head down to Portswood amongst other places, in order to audit local businesses on their sustainability practices, and we need your help to do so!
Our student volunteers provide free sustainability auditing services to local organisations, then suggest improvements on their ethical and environmental practices and help with implementing the best solutions for the company. This may sound like jargon … Read the rest
Tags: BEES, sustainability, volunteers, work experience
You’ve probably seen our jazzy Your Skills ads around campus – bright colours, retro photos, that sort of thing? We’re pleased to announce that we are now promoting our workshops on a platform that’s much more accessible for students: Facebook.
The Your Skills Facebook page is now fully developed and we’ve created ‘Events’ for every one of our workshops for you to join so you can keep on top of any updates on workshops you’re interested in. The page will also remind you when deadlines for registering run near, so you don’t miss out!
You can like the page here… Read the rest
Tags: BEES, events, Stress Management
The Guardian is launching a new series focussing on the positive contributions students make to society. Fed up of the way in which students are portrayed, confined to a narrow and unflattering set of stereotypes, Abby Young-Powell of The Guardian has decided to launch a new series showcasing the more realistic, politically engaged side of the national student body.
If you have done, or know of students who have done, anything that positively contributes to the wider world, including (but not limited to) entrepreneurship; sustainability awareness; student volunteering and community work; student feminism; or engaging in politics; the new … Read the rest
Tags: BEES, launch, NUS, RAG
A project which promotes sustainable waste disposal for businesses in the city will hold a free networking conference on Friday (12 September) which will explain how the scheme is helping to make Southampton a cleaner and greener place to live.
The CRUMBS project – Co-ordinates Re-Use Makes Business Sense – is being driven by Southampton County Council using European Regional Development Fund support, to provide suitable solutions to the problem of unwanted waste in businesses.
SUSU’s joint sustainability project with the University, Business Ethics and Environment Students (BEES) will also be going along to the event with our VP Welfare … Read the rest
Tags: BEES, CRUMBS, Southampton County Council, SUSU
BEES (Business Ethics and Environment Students) recently held a sustainability meeting with the SUSU sabbs. The team decided that this year, their group goal would be to focus on employability.
The sabbs brainstormed ideas on improving sustainability within the SUSU focused on reaching more students with knowledge and skills relating to sustainability.
These practices, concentrated on saving water and energy and on promoting local produce over imported foods, should lead the students union to a more environmentally sustainable future. This workshop was one of many run by BEES. Others looked at Employability and Work/Life Balance in the … Read the rest
Tags: BEES, sustainability, SUSU, Words Ben Franklin
The Business Ethics and Environmental Students programme (BEES) are entering the next stage of development as they prepare to go into two new businesses.
BEES is a joint project between us and the University of Southampton, aiming to encourage sustainability by providing free sustainability auditing services to local organisations, carried out by student volunteers, then helping to implement improvements.
The official launch took place on 18 March this year, with a great turnout from local businesses and organisations.
Last February saw the programme audit the processes of both the University of Southampton and SUSU. Now the programme is getting ready … Read the rest
Tags: BEES, Last February, Southampton, sustainability
The BEES project is entering the next stage of development as they prepare for their official launch on the 5 February. Taking place on the Red Brick, students will have the chance to learn more about the project, find out how they can get involved and enter a prize draw to win £50 to spend at the SUSU shop!
SUSU and the University of Southampton, first started work on BEES (Business Ethics & Environment, Students) in August when they beat competition from over 100 unions to win £175,000 funding from HEFCE to champion sustainability practices in local businesses.
This exciting … Read the rest
Tags: BEES, confidence, sustainability, SUSU
Recruitment has officially started for Southampton University and SUSU’s student led project, BEES. Following on from the success of their recent intro event, BEES (Business Ethics & Environmental Students) are looking to recruit three new interns to help develop three different areas of the project. These positions include Business Engagement Assistant, Sustainability Practice Assistant and Online Presence Developer. Each intern will play a vital role in the progression of BEES and the steps needed to take it out to local businesses and organisations.
Once completed, BEES will see students gain professional training and work experience as a business consultant whilst … Read the rest
Tags: BEES, David Gilani, sustainability, SUSU