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Volunteering with… Skelton Grange

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Ruth Trainor studies Sustainability and Environmental Management, and has been volunteering with TCV at Skelton Grange during her second year.

I am the proud owner of a badge that says ‘Ruth – Volunteer Leader’. I wear this every Wednesday – when lectures don’t get in the way – and spend that day in the woods and grounds of TCV Skelton Grange.

My Role

It’s a fairly awesome day, to be honest. I arrive at 9am, having cycled for about 40 minutes along the canal. The first order of business at Skelton is always a cup of tea, accompanied by a short catch up with the other volunteers and staff at the centre. Once the mugs are empty, we start setting up for the day.

Wednesdays are education days, so the activities run from around 11 to 2. These education days vary according to the season and the needs of the school, but all of them are essentially about familiarising the children with being outdoors and piquing their curiosity about the natural world.

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How I got my placement: Quality Management Assistant, University of Leeds

Grace (far left) with colleagues from Residential Services team, collecting the certificate for ISO9001 accreditation at BSI

Grace Harding is studying Sustainability & Environmental Management at Leeds and is currently undertaking a placement year with the University’s Residential Services team, through the Leeds Internship Programme.  This year’s campus internships are now being advertised; you can see all open campus internships on the University’s jobs site.

My placement

My role as Residential Services Quality Management Assistant is to help with the implementation/upkeep of the Residential Services BSI ISO 9001 Quality Management System. This involves various roles with a few being assisting on internal audits, document upkeep/control and helping train staff members on using our databases. Continue reading

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Securing an Industrial Placement – My advice

If you’re considering an industrial placement but think it’s too late to secure a placement, then think again, a lot of companies are only just starting to advertise. In this blog post, Jenny Scattergood explains why it’s important not to panic if you’re applying late.

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I am currently the Sustainability Intern working with the Sustainability team at the University of Leeds. My role includes running the Green Impact accreditation scheme this year, as well as launching Hotspots, promoting NETpositive and a variety of other tasks to help with the transition to a more sustainable University. Continue reading

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