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News: Our students have their say on sustainability!

Panel representatives from Cartwright Communications, Conspare: Concrete Production Company, CPMG Architects and Efficiency North
Panel representatives from Cartwright Communications, Conspare: Concrete Production Company, CPMG Architects and Efficiency North

Our Level 3 Business students had a fantastic opportunity to engage with local businesses as part of a sustainability event at Nottingham Contemporary Gallery. 

Our students put their questions to a panel of representatives from Cartwright Communications, Conspare: Concrete Production Company, CPMG Architects and Efficiency North, who all spoke about the importance of sustainability and their ESG initiatives. Our students were also joined by Learning Technology Coach Kate Whyles, who presented a fantastic opportunity for our students to get involved in Technovation, a global tech initiative aimed at empowering a global wave of change through technology. 

Our students shared what sustainability means to them, and the importance of covering the topic as part of their college course. 

Charlotte Walthall

Today’s event has allowed us to discover more about sustainability in the business world. It’s great that we are taught about this on our course and that we get to experience talking to local businesses about the subject and how they are incorporating sustainability into their practices too. climate change is so detrimental to our world and it’s important to have these conversations to raise awareness so we can be prepared for the future. 

 — Charlotte Walthall, Level 3 Business student.
Mazee Hodgkinson-Radford

It’s really important to learn about sustainability, not only does it impact us now, but it will affect future generations too and will be a topic we will be dealing with for years to come. The event made me realise how much businesses are trying to keep things sustainable, not just for their own organisation but for the wider community and future generations too. Eventually, I’d like to become an accountant, so opportunities like this, where you can hear from and speak to professionals is great experience. 

 — Mazee Hodgkinson-Radford.
Emiljano Zogu (centre) with representatives from Cartwright Communications

It was a great opportunity to meet actual businesspeople from multiple fields. I managed to get some useful advice from Cartwright Communications, not just for my college project, but for an exciting personal venture I have planned too. I found the networking so valuable, and I’ve taken away some real industry contacts who I can reach out to in the future. 

 — Emiljano Zogu, Level 3 Business Student

The event also kicked off a 6‑week project where our students will get the chance to put their skills into practice, by working on a live-brief which will culminate in a Dragons Den’ style pitch to a panel of business representatives. The winning group will receive £500 to bring their idea to life, as well as a raft of support from our industry experts.

Hear from Joe Came, Panellist and ESG Manager from Efficiency North about the importance of engaging in conversations around sustainability, bridging the gap between real life sustainability and the business world and the advantage our students have in being able to engage with sustainability projects right from the start of their studies. 

Our journey to becoming carbon zero

Nottingham has serious sustainability ambitions for the city and as a college we share these ambitions. As a large employer, occupying a sizeable estate, we must set an example for responsible environmental management and we have a duty to raise environmental awareness among our staff and learners.

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  • 19th January 2024 (4:21 PM)
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