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Student Capital: The role of students in city transformation

Willmore, Chris; Clayton, William; Tweddell, Hannah


Chris Willmore

Hannah Tweddell


Student Capital is a huge and unique collaborative project aimed at creating, promoting, and celebrating student sustainability engagement at Bristol’s two universities – The University of the West of England, Bristol, and the University of Bristol. To-date, students in the project have given over 125,000 hours of their time and effort to sustainability engagement in the city – through volunteering, placements, internships, and projects. That amounts to over 72 years’ worth of work, and over £1.2mil of economic contribution to the city. The project has linked students with over 200 local organisations; our partners include: wildlife conservation groups, local businesses, local community groups, local schools and colleges, student societies, charities and NGOs, healthcare providers, and many more. Over 600 students have been awarded the Green Capital Change Maker Award for their work in Student Capital – this award was specially-created for the project and recognises students’ passion and commitment to taking sustainability action.

Presentation Conference Type Other
Start Date Jun 23, 2016
Publication Date Jan 1, 2016
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Willmore, C., Clayton, W., & Tweddell, H. (2016, June). Student Capital: The role of students in city transformation. Presented at Sustainable Earth 2016
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : Sustainable Earth 2016