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Summer School in Sustainable Practice 2019

Help the Green Impact Team provide student bursaries for this exciting extra-curricular initiative!

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This project will only receive pledges if at least £500 is pledged by Wed 29 May 2019

A short summary

The Green Impact team is raising funds to provide bursaries for students on the Summer School in Sustainable Practice, June 10th-21st, University of Essex, Colchester campus. 

Who are WE?

We are the SPAH/ISC Green Impact team, a group of motivated and enthusiastic Essex students and staff who have a passion for the environment and sustainability. Our aim is to raise environmental awareness and work towards reducing our carbon footprint at University. For us, every single action counts and no action is too small!


The Summer School in Sustainable Practice is an intensive, two-week interdisciplinary programme held at our Colchester campus in June each year. It is open to all Essex students. This extra-curricular programme introduces students to the theory and practice of environmental sustainability. By doing so, it prepares them to face the challenges posed by climate change and to become change-makers in their everyday lives, studies and future careers. It is also a stimulating and enjoyable way to enhance citizenship, employability and social skills, and work with students from different disciplines. 

Where will the money go?

There are places for 20 students on the 2019 Summer School. The full cost of running the Summer School (tuition, materials, and two fieldtrips) is £6000. We have already received £2000 from a local donor (Provide CIC), which means that we can offer places at £200 each. However, from student feedback in 2017 and 2018, we know that some students will be unable to afford to pay £200 for this extra-curricular programme. We strongly believe that the Summer School should be open to everyone regardless of ability to pay, so we are seeking to raise funds to provide bursaries to all students facing financial hardship.      

  • If we hit our minimum target of £500, we will provide five student bursaries of £100 each.
  • If we reach our full target of £3000, we will provide the equivalent of 20 bursaries of £150 each (depending on student need and levels of parental support).    

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Sponsor us and help make this project happen! We would really appreciate if you could share this project with anyone you think would support us –on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, by email, telephone, in a chat over the fence or on your blog.