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Sustainability Action

2014 Student Award

Read more about the winner and runner up of the 2014 Sustainability Action Award for an Individual Student.

Oliver receiving his award
Oliver receiving his award

Winner: Oliver Robinson

Oliver is a member Hampshire Scout Expeditions (HSX), a Hampshire-based County Scout Group dedicated to the training and development of young scouts in Hampshire aged between 14 and 18.

Between August and October 2013, Oliver gained valuable experience as a leader of a six-week expedition to Nepal. He led a group of 11 young adults in the Everest Region of the Himalayas.

The experience helped him solve problems and make decisions to ensure the safety and welfare of the team.  The team also completed a two-week community at the Khumjung Secondary School for Sherpa children.

Runner up: Gisela Cebrian Bernat

Gisela had just successfully completed her three-year doctoral research at the University. The research examined organisational learning and change processes build education for sustainability (EfS) into the undergraduate curriculum of the University.

The proposed model seeks to contribute to a holistic and structural transformation of the University in order to embed EfS within the undergraduate curriculum. The main purpose of this model is to inspire the University, specifically its senior management team, to enhance organisational learning and move towards embedding sustainability.

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