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Think Green

What’s it all about?

Every year, tons of recyclable products are erroneously dumped in landfill sites because of poor participation in recycling schemes. Socially irresponsible individuals litter our streets with old appliances, furniture and household waste. The local authorities need your help in tackling this growing problem.

Think Green will bring policy makers and post-graduates together to develop solutions to one of Cardiff’s most pressing social and environmental issues. This is your opportunity to develop consultancy skills whilst also contributing to the fight against fly tipping and our reliance on landfill sites. Your thoughts could have a tangible impact on how these organisations tackle this complex issue.

When is it?

26th January 2015: 12pm-5pm . Graduate Centre, Students Union.

Who can take part?

Think Green is open to all current Postgraduate students with an interest in gaining key consultancy skills. It provides the opportunity to gain practical experience of consulting with local authorities, and a chance to contribute to tackling this environmental and social issue.

What does it cost?

Think Green is a free event.

How to apply

Simply register your interest by downloading the Think-Green Application Form and emailing it to BidderO@cardiff.ac.uk. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 20th January at 5pm.

 

Think Tank

What’s it all about?

Academic research staff often offer consultancy services to business and industry. This practice enables them to use their skills and expertise for the benefit of the economy and wider society and is a key strategy for delivering impact on their research efforts. The income generated from offering these services can be used to supplement their income or generate funds to meet research objectives. Enterprising researchers are commercially aware and have the capacity to connect with businesses. Commercial development skills are becoming increasingly important as more and more academic positions now request them.

Think Tank aimed to develop post-graduate enterprise skills over two days by encouraging students to engage with local businesses for mutual benefit. Students took the role of a consultancy team and were presented with a brief by a consultancy in their field. They then took a consultation with the business to establish what was required, and used their unique skill set to produce a solution to present back during a final presentation. Throughout the two day event participants were given valuable training in consultancy such as ideas generation, communication, winning work and finding out how much their time is worth as highly skilled professionals.

When is it?

Think Tank was an event that took place in the Summer of 2014. Please check back next summer to see when the next event is scheduled.

Who can take part?

Think Tank is open to all Postgraduate students interested in developing consultancy competencies through working with real businesses. It aims to enhance students professional development and commercial awareness, while giving them a chance to meet likeminded professionals within their chosen discipline.

What does it cost?

Think Tank is a free event, though a small refundable fee may be required during the application phase to secure your place.

How to apply

Details of how to apply will be available once the event is confirmed in the summer of 2015.