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Nottingham Business School wins Guardian University Award for Business Partnership

Nottingham Business School was recently awarded the Guardian University Award for Business Partnership for its sustainability project as part of the students' core module curriculum.

Nottingham Business School has been awarded the Guardian University Business Partnership Award for its business engagement project, together with local partner Nottingham Energy Partnership. This award is for the consultancy work our students complete as part of their core module curriculum. 

Our students act as consultants to local businesses, helping them to reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and achieve Investor in the Environment (iiE) Accreditation. In autumn 2014, 25 organisations were supported towards gaining Environmental Management Systems (EMS) accreditation. Local businesses included the Castle Rock Brewery, Cloud Cars, Wego Couriers and sole traders such as Honest Inks toner recycling, alongside the four local Clinical Commissioning Groups and Broxtowe Borough Council.

The project has demonstrated the key role business schools and students can play in providing practical support in the shift to a low carbon economy. This is achieved by helping businesses across all sectors work on reducing their environmental impacts and developing niche low carbon products and offers. The student participation fills the skills, funding and time gap that often prevent businesses from gaining accredited EMS.

Together with Nottingham Energy Partnership, Nottingham Business School also offers an international summer school in which home and international students help local business to get iiE Accreditation. The summer school in 2014 led to other universities worldwide implementing this innovative approach.

Vice-Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University, Professor Edward Peck, said: "As a 21st Century university we are always looking for ways to energise and transform learning. These projects are perfect examples of how we're using real business engagement, new technologies and methods to engage our students."

Nottingham Business School wins Guardian University Award for Business Partnership

Published on 25 March 2015
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