Green Impact Project Assistants

The Green Impact Project Assistants (GIPA) scheme provides excellent development opportunities for students as well as extra support for your programme. It’s proven successful in many organisations both on and off-campus.

SOS-UK train students to become Project Assistants to join Green Impact teams within your organisation to offer support and extra resource. Through the scheme, students develop a range of transferable skills, gain experience of a professional workplace, and increase their sustainability knowledge. Green Impact Project Assistants also add capacity to your Green Impact teams and act as a link between students and staff at your organisation.

Benefits of Green Impact Project Assistants

Student benefits

  • A chance to develop and gain invaluable transferable skills: 88% of students in previous years gave a rating of 4 or higher in response to being asked to what extent the training/practical experience would have a positive impact on their employability.
  • Increased knowledge of sustainable practices in the workplace.
  • Experience of working in a professional department and having an influence on their sustainability practices.
  • Building links and relationships with a broad range of staff members and other students.
  • Opportunity to contribute to Green Impact’s national communications through writing blogs articles, taking photos, drawing up case studies etc.

Organisational benefits

  • Enhanced student experience
  • Greater student engagement in university operations/strategy
  • Increased employability opportunities for local students
  • Building strong relationships with other organisations in the community
  • Increased volunteer base/engaged audience for other sustainability related projects
  • Increased student-staff collaboration

Team benefits

  • Added resource to help complete Green Impact actions and the toolkit.
  • Increased student-staff collaboration.
  • New perspective on actions and communications within the toolkit.

 

We have two packages which you can include within your Green Impact programme;

 

Tier one  Tier two
Recruitment support

Delivery of initial training onsite

Guidance on how best to support and delivery your GIPA programme

 

Recruitment support

Delivery of initial training onsite

Delivery of wrap-up event/training on-site

Two additional days of remote support to manage

Support deliver the ongoing management of your GIPAs

To request more information on our GIPA programme, including costs, or if you have any questions, please get in touch through the contact page.