QMUL has worked with CHANGE AGENTS UK for a number of years now, recuruiting talented graduates with a passion for sustainability to build and develop the small and growing team. "The support offered from CHANGE AGENTS UK to the graduate recruits is fantastic as it provides support and training that I couldn’t get elsewhere."
Key responsibilities of the Sustainability Projects Officer position have been to act as the lead on sustainable transport at the university which includes organising a number of events throughout the year and leading on cycle infrastructure capital projects. In addition, the role includes leading on the Fairtrade submission and events, bodiviersity projects, bid applications and award applications.
There are a wide range of benefits of working at QMUL with the support of CHANGE AGENTS UK. In addition to carrying out online training courses in project management and assertive behaviour, for example, there has been ongoing support throughout the year with catch-up calls and skills development surveys, allowing reflection and progression at all times.
QMUL have now installed over 160 new cycle spaces and 3 bike pumps on each site. In addition, they are working towards their 34% carbon reduction target in line with the carbon reduction strategy.
“Sara has played an integral role in pushing the sustainability agenda at QMUL, proving her ability to work on a wide range of sustainability projects”Kerry Horvath, Sustainability Manager - QMUL